Empowering intelligent children from the slums of Rishikesh, India to be the best.
We provide the highest quality education, as well as nutrition and healthcare to exceptionally intelligent children from the slums of Rishikesh, India. Our scholarship program enables our students to attend private universities in India and the United States. We serve the community by offering free vocational training for women and computer literacy courses for adults.
In 2015 and 2016, we were awarded ‘Best School Trophy’ among 40 schools in Rishikesh.
“When I joined Mother Miracle and started sponsoring my first child, I had no idea that she would one day become a nurse at one of the most prominent hospitals in India supporting her very poor family. Mamta Chauhan is now an educated, intelligent, and independent young woman who has a well-paying job and a choice to follow her dreams. With that choice, Mamta has decided to save lives.”
– Shohreh Aghdashloo, Emmy Award Winner for Outstanding Supporting Actress and Academy Award Nominee for Best Supporting Actress
Who is Mother Miracle?
The story of a woman from San Francisco who gave up everything to serve.
During a visit to India in 1995, Shahla Ettefagh was so moved by seeing children living in extreme poverty that she vowed to come back to India to dedicate her life to helping poor children and families, especially women. In 2002, she fearlessly sold her house, business and personal belongings. She said goodbye to her family, friends and the love of her life. She ripped up all her photo albums to avoid the temptation of returning, and she moved to India to start a new life without ever looking back.
Exceptionally intelligent children from the slums receiving quality education, nutrition and healthcare
"All you can eat" lunches, fresh baked breakfast with glass of milk, and midday snacks being served daily to students and staff
Impoverished community members have received vocational training for future employment
Awarded in scholarships for our most outstanding students to attend private universities in India and the United States
Current Fundraising Project
GOAL: $45,000 LEFT TO RAISE: $18,983
We’re raising funds to purchase equipment and furniture for three high school science labs: biology, physics and chemistry. For donations of $5,000 or more, please email us at email@example.com for details on sponsorship benefit packages.
Our Latest Addition: Baking for a Cause
Mother Miracle Bakery, Now Open!
Monday-Saturday 8:30am-8pm, Sunday 9am-1pm
We’re proud to be partnering with one of the top Executive Chefs in our State at our newly opened bakery. Daily at 7:30am, our school children enjoy a freshly baked and nutritious breakfast with their glass of warm milk. Attached to our bakery is a clean and modern cafe open to the Rishikesh community with proceeds supporting Mother Miracle School.
Come have a cappuccino and cake, and visit our kids.