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Mother Miracle’s mission is to provide charitable English and computer education, nutrition, healthcare, and humanitarian service to underprivileged children and adults regardless of creed, race, religion, or caste. In our technology school, we educate impoverished children of India to be leaders in the digital age.

Sponsoring a child costs only $50 per month or $600 per year. Sponsorship is the beginning of a deep relationship.


Dear Friend and Supporter,

The children and staff at Mother Miracle school in Rishikesh, India want to express their heartfelt thanks for your generous donations and also for sponsoring one or more students. All of your help is greatly appreciated and very much needed.  Our new School director and principal have brought many new ideas and activities to our school. The children are very happy, excited and  having fun.

Our most recent update is that we have shifted the school focus to emphasize technology. 

The students are thriving in learning innovative technology. We have created 3 state-of-the art computer labs and 2 IOT (Internet of Things) Labs. We have now 140 computers and laptops and direct high-speed internet.  We are in the process of building a software company for our students as well to assure their continued success. Today grades kindergarten to 1 are learning typing and Microsoft, grades 2 thru 5 are making movies and games with Scratch coding program from MIT.  Grades 6 thru 10 are learning C and C++ and Python coding language as well as Java and java script. They are making Apps and daily are attending IOT and coding labs and making interesting projects. Our focus and intention is to create a world famous school in terms of computer science. This is the only way they will be able to break the cycle of poverty ….. by finding a job in our consulting company or creating their own IT company to support their families.   One day they will give back to the community by sponsoring a student at Mother Miracle School.

Because of you, today we have over 586 thriving students! Hooray!!!! Thanks to all sponsors and donors. Thank you so much for continuing to sponsor your child and making it a priority to pay on time. We admitted 46 kindergarten students this spring and are looking for sponsors for them. Maybe you have friends who many be interested in joining our family???


With Love and Blessings,
Shahla Ettefagh
(Founder and President)

Please watch this 5:45 minute video about our progress at the school.

Shohreh Aghdashloo, an Oscar nominee, Primetime Emmy Award winner of Best Supporting Actress. She has sponsored many children in our school and College.

Impacting the lives of more than 600 children and their families

K-12 English Education

500 Students

Our Students Among The 150,000 Statewide Students Have Been Tested, Got Mostly Above 80% To 96% With Honors Even Ranked Top12th And 25th.

Nutritional Lunches

179,200 Lunches per Year

We Provide A Glass Of Milk And Nutritious “All You Can Eat” Lunch 6 Days A Week 100% Of Our Children Shown Extreme Improvement In Height & Weight

Computer Education

6 Days per Week

We Specialize In Cutting Edge Technology Training In 3 Labs and 2 IOT Labs With 150 Computers & Laptops. We Are Educating Our Bright Students To Be Leaders In The Digital Age.


We provide free healthcare for our students which includes twice a year deworming, doctor’s visits, necessary medications, dental, and hospital care


By Empowerment coaching and seminars, the students believing in themselves and set goals. Every student grade 6-12 has a vision board in class

Future Vision

Upon graduation, our students can begin advance training in software, hardware… Find internship or paid remote positions job in world of high-tech.

Extracurricular Activities

Sports, Dance, Art, Music, karate, as well as Holistic Approach by providing daily 15 min Meditation, energy healing, Yoga, and Morning Chanting


Yearly we have dance performances by all of our students in all grades.

Click on the Picture Below to Watch the Testimonial Videos

Shahla Ettefagh, President and Founder

President and Founder of Mother Miracle School

Shahla Ettefagh holds a master’s degree in Architecture and a bachelor’s degree in Sociology and Child Psychology from the University of San Francisco. From 1984-2002, she owned a successful commercial interior art design firm and an adult community art school in San Francisco Bay Area. She moved to India in 2002 with the mission of providing an opportunity for extremely impoverished children through education, empowerment, and unconditional love.  As a foreigner, she was told India would “eat her up,” and she faced many challenges, but her belief in miracles and the grace of God allowed her to persevere.

  • 2022 – Received Ellis Island medal of Honor Award presented at Ellis Island, NY, USA
  • 2022 – Fastest Growing Education Excellence Award, New Delhi
  • 2021 – Intellectual Peoples Foundation, Intellectual People Award, New Delhi
  • 2018 – Mahatma Gandhi Saman Award presented at House of Commons, London, UK
  • 2018 – International Women’s day Award presented by Pujya Swami & Vandana Shiva (Navdanya movement) at Parmarth Niketan Ashram, Rishikesh, India
  • 2017 – Global Achievers Foundation Award presented in an official building, Dehradun, India
  • 2016 – International Business Council Award presented in High court, New Delhi, India
  • 2015 – Indian Solidarity Council Award presented in High court, New Delhi, India

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Your $50 monthly gift changes a child’s life forever.

84% of your gift goes straight to your sponsored child’s education, healthcare, breakfast, and lunch. For more detail, click here to visit our Financial Transparency page.

Mother Miracle is a 501(c) (3) Nonprofit registered in the USA  from 2007 to present. Mother Miracle Trust is a 12A and 80G NGO registered in India from 2005 to present. All donations are tax-deductible.
We do not receive any government funding from India or USA.

You can give with confidence

We strive to allocate the majority of our donated funds towards Program Related Expenses, while simultaneously keeping our Fundraising and Administration costs to a minimum.

That’s why we share our financial data with platforms like GuideStar to provide you with the transparency needed to make well-informed decisions. Learn more.