India

  • India campus recovers from recent storm damage; Hope Center expansion under way

    Photo: Children at our Hope Center campus are excited about the coming improvements to their facility. Today we bring you an update from our main campus in India, which was recently affected by a severe tropical storm. Our campus wall and our vegetable gardens were significantly damaged — part of the wall collapsed, most of […]

  • India Girls Home enjoys improvements; Hope Center slated to double space

    Photo: Older girls from our India Girls Home are thrilled to soon have new bathroom facilities, which are due to be completed next month. We are happy to report that we’re installing new bathroom facilities on the third level of our Girls Home. When construction is completed in December, there will be 10 separate toilets […]

  • India: 21 orphans rescued from child labor this summer; new school bus arrives

    Photo: Girls at our India Girls Home were ecstatic to be the first to try out the brand-new school bus just delivered to our India campus. Thanks to your support, and generous contributions from our donors, our new bus arrived at our main India campus last week! The 31-seat school bus will help us safely […]

  • Despite several damages from monsoon storm, India computer camp concludes successfully

    Photo: Girls at our computer camp are happy to learn the basics of desktop publishing. A massive monsoon storm hit our main campus in India this past weekend. Sadly, our rooftop gardens were completely destroyed, several banana trees in our grove are gone, and we sustained damage to our solar arrays and electrical connections. Despite […]

  • India team wraps up exciting school year in education programs; many improvements enjoyed

    Photo: Our girls are very happy to have the chance at an education, a luxury they did not have access to before arriving at their new home.

    We are happy to report that all of our students from our orphan homes and slum outreach education center passed their exams, which means they will move up to the next grade level when school resumes in late June. We hope to expand our education programs to be a full K-12 equivalent school on our main campus — our goal this year is to add 10th grade course work to our students’ curriculum. In order to do this, we need to construct 9 new rooms, add some extra playground space, and acquire a school bus per government requirements.

  • Update: Hope Center wraps up 5th school year; new rice farm acquired

    Photo: Girls rescued from child labor are so grateful and happy to get to go to school and receive after-school care.

    We are happy to report that our Children’s Hope Center in Hyderabad, India, is nearing the end of its 5th school year since we began operation in 2010. 48 children rescued from child labor were enrolled in school this year — they studied their native Telugu and Hindi languages, English, math, science, social studies, and computer education. We received new desks and computers at our Hope Center, offering the children more resources as they pursue their education. They are taking their final exams right now, and all are on track to be promoted to the next class level next year. The children really enjoyed the school year, and are looking forward to spending time with their families this summer.

  • India campus installs second phase of solar project; electric bill reduced by 40%

    Photo: Girls from our India Girls Home send donors their love and gratitude for the new solar water heating system!

    We are happy to report that a solar water heating system has been installed at our main India campus, and with the main solar panel system back online after recent construction, the campus can now function completely from solar power during the frequent outages. Winter is almost over in India, but there are still some chilly mornings ahead relative to their tolerance, so it is a blessing for the children to have warm water this month as opposed to the cold water they were bathing with during chilly mornings.

  • India Update: Abundant gardens flourishing; upgrades to solar power coming soon

    Photo: Our girls are thankful for a harvest of radishes, a healthy ingredient for their meals.

    We are pleased to report that the last phases of the harvests for our 14-acre farmland, and the on-campus ground level gardens and rooftop box gardens are going very well. The latter two projects are an effort to introduce more fresh organic vegetables and herbs into our children’s diets at the Girls Home and Boys Home, beyond the lentils that our farmland is already producing. There have been heavy rains lately which may affect the yield of these harvests, so our native team in India asks for your prayers.