The day to day running of the Albella Boys Home is the responsibility of the Principal, Heshron Rahmi. Together with his wife, Ebi a retired doctor, keen gardener and honoured as ‘Kalimpong woman of the year’ a while ago, he lives on site at the senior home. Heshron is an “old boy” of the home after being orphaned age 12. Prior to 1987 when he took on the role as Principal of Albella Boys Home he held a senior position as a hospital administrator.
Albella Boys Home is registered in India as a charity and is recognised by the Indian Ministry of Home Affairs for receiving foreign grants. Its accounts are audited in India with the balance sheet and payments & receipts accounts going to India’s Home Ministry for scrutiny. Visiting Government inspectors and other high-ranking people invariably commend what they see at Albella. The India Management Committee consists of six volunteers and Heshron. Its Chairman is Mr M.K.Mukhia, headmaster of the Bonami primary school.
Friends of Albella Boys Home, Darjeeling
Albella Boys Home was registered in early 2014 with the UK Charity Commission as a “Registered Charity No. 1155956” under the name Friends of Albella Boys Home, Darjeeling. We have however retained our working name of Albella Boys Home, so no change is needed to our bank account name. It is administered by a group of unpaid volunteers, who give their time and personal resources to the cause. The written constitution of the charity can be viewed here.
The main expenses of the Friends are Christmas postage, paper, ink, copying, and website costs. We do not spend money on advertising and brochures, and the trustees are not given travelling expenses to attend the two meetings each year.
Offices are the homes of its three unpaid officers and the committee is proud that its administration costs are always well under 1% of its annual income, as confirmed by each annual independent examination of its accounts. All remaining monies are available for India.
Though trustees do visit Albella occasionally, at their own expense, Heshron’s management is so outstanding that weekly emails are sufficient. Detailed accounting information can be viewed here..
Any group wanting a free photo presentation anywhere in the UK is asked to contact the Friends administrator, Alan Pickett..
Unpaid Officers of the Friends committee
Chairman: Alan James Pickett Tel: 01252-684069 email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Administrator: Alan James Pickett Tel: 01252-684069 email: email@example.com
Treasurer: Hugh Basil Woodd Tel: 01962-852924 email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Other Trustees: Caroline Brereton, Anne Hanson, Christopher Chapman, Mark Brett