Mother Miracle

Educating the impoverished children of India to be leaders in the digital era. 

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Mother Miracle is a registered non-profit organization in the United States and India. We empower children from the slums of India to reach their highest potential by providing free K-12 education in English, as well as providing the nutrition and healthcare, and extra-curricular activities needed to succeed. In addition to free education, we provide free computer technology training that sets them apart from others. This combination enables them to find jobs, work in our Tech Business Center, support their families, give back to the school and community, and break the cycle of poverty. We accept volunteers year-round to support our work.

Brick-by-Brick Campaign

We are currently fundraising to buy land and start construction for our Tech Business Center, set to open in 2022 in Rishikesh, India. You can contribute by buying a Brick and your name will be featured on a beautiful donation wall at the entrance of the building! The Tech Business Center will offer a wide-range of technology consulting and development services and will provide our graduates a clear pathway to successful internship, job placement, and experience.

Shohreh Aghdashloo: Proud Mother Miracle Sponsor

“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 Nominee for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress

Mother Miracle School Video

Mother Miracle
Computer Department & Tech Business Center

Mother Miracle is leading the way in digital education in Rishikesh. All of our 522 students, grades K-12, practice coding and computer programming two hours a day, positioning them for dynamic digital careers. 

The future Mother Miracle Tech Business Center, set to open in Rishikesh in 2022, will provide continued skill-development in all key coding languages as well as job placement in the leading global tech-firms.

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. Every year since 2015, Shahla has received an award for “Outstanding Achievements” for Mother Miracle School by the Government of India, and in 2018 received the “Mahatma Gandhi Award” in English Parliament.

Our Impact

Exceptionally intelligent children from the slums receiving quality education, nutrition and healthcare

"All you can eat" lunches and milk served annually to students and staff

Hours per year that each student practices coding and computer programming

Awarded in scholarships for our most outstanding students to attend private universities in India and the United States

Mother Miracle Bakery: Baking for a Cause

 Mother Miracle Bakery

Monday-Saturday 8:30am-8pm, Sunday 9am-1pm

We’re proud to welcome you to our beautiful bakery. Our bakery is attached to our school and offers a clean and modern environment to relax and have an espresso in Rishikesh. Come have a cappuccino and cake, and visit our kids.