Maher provides shelter and education to children that come from extremely poor backgrounds where violence and ignorance thrive.

The Maher homes in Vadu, Apti, Pernephata and Vatsalyadam are all in, or close to the slums where poverty, alcohol abuse, unemployment, violence and sexual harassment are the order of the day. Due to the proximity to the slums Maher endeavours to include the children living in the slums in the activities and care of the Maher programmes.

The project focusses on youth aged between 5 and 15 with 65% boys and 35% girls.