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With your support, we can provide these impacted children with the education, nutrition, healthcare, empowerment and extracurricular they need to create lasting change in their lives and communities. This way, we end the cycle of poverty in India.

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


Dear Friend and Supporter,

We are grateful for your  generous and continued support for the children of Mother Miracle School in Rishikesh India. The children are thriving now after their return to the classroom from the pandemic. The school is growing in numbers, the building has been expanded, and we’ve brought on a new director and principal.

We cannot do what we do for the children of Rishikesh without you and we thank you from the bottom of our hearts. We still have over 80 children without sponsors.

We wish you a happy and safe holiday season!

Please tells your friends and family about the great work we are doing!

With Gratitude,

Shahla Ettefagh, Founder
Mother Miracle School
Rishikesh India

Please watch this 7 minute video about our progress at the school.

Impacting the lives of more than 700 children and their families

K-12 English Education

700 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.

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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

400 Hours per Year

We Specialize In Cutting Edge Technology Training In 4 Labs With 129 Computers. 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

Community Outreach

We provided food to 19,000 individuals during 8-month period and distributed school materials while our students transitioned to virtual learning.

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.