Tashirat orphanage is located within the mountains of Tepoztlán, Morelos. We are a home for girls, boys and adolescents who have suffered some type of abuse, mistreatment or abandonment, several of them with special needs, without the possibility of being adopted or reintegrated into their biological families.
Mission and Vision
Giving abandoned and disabled children a home, family and the tools they need to lead happy and healthy lives.
Our vision is to expand and evolve every year, constantly improving ourselves as individuals and as a team.
We are committed to continually improving our service work through experience, training and a growing staff. This allows us to provide dozens of disabled children with a home and family for life.
We are working to become more ecological and self-sufficient—our goals being to rely more on our own cultivation of fruits and vegetables, capturing and recycling all of our rain water, and working toward an exclusively solar-powered environment.
We believe that the key to happiness is to serve others, in this way strengthening ourselves, and that the greatest service we can provide is to help others become strong, happy and healthy themselves — creating a positive ripple effect for all the lives they touch.
Tashirat was founded in 1994 by Thyera Arian in Tepoztlán, Mexico. We started as a Spiritual Learning Center and Ashram for spiritual seekers, offering guidance in the fundamental tools to strengthen and balance the physical, emotional, mental and spiritual bodies. In addition, we sought to serve the most marginalized communities by organizing and giving free classes and courses at our facilities to children and people with special abilities.
In 2003, we expanded our service work and opened the Tashirat orphanage, where we provide children with comprehensive care. From the moment they enter Tashirat, they are provided with medical, psychological, nutritional, and dental care, and it is about restoring their rights, but above all, we offer them a healthy and loving home life with the necessary tools to build their future. From the beginning, we have always welcomed the most vulnerable children, many of whom, due to age, disability or behavioral problems, had little or no chance of finding a home until they arrived in Tashirat.
We currently provide full-time care to girls, boys, teenagers and adults with a capacity between 30 and 35 depending on the cases and the care they require. All children with disabilities have the option of continuing to live with us into their adulthood, living semi-independently with the necessary level of assistance in a safe and supportive environment within a family.
The Tashirat Foundation is committed to improving the lives of abandoned and disabled children by supporting their mental and emotional development, providing a safe place to live, and equipping them with the tools necessary to live happy, healthy, and productive lives. We currently accomplish our mission by focusing our grant making activities on the Tashirat Centro de Aprendizaje Bilingue A.C., an orphanage located in central Mexico in the town of Tepoztlán, state of Morelos. The Tashirat Foundation’s independent board of directors exercises expenditure oversight over all funds granted to Tashirat Centro de Aprendizaje Bilingue A.C. and reserves the right to withdraw or redirect funding if necessary to ensure that the Foundation’s mission is fulfilled.
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Copies of the foundation’s Form 990-PF filed with the IRS within the past three years is available for public inspection upon request.
The Tashirat Foundation’s Form 1023 relating to the foundation’s exempt status is available to the public and available upon request.