Hope 4 Dalits
"Life affords no greater responsibility, no greater privilege, than the raising of the next generation." - C. Everett Kopp
Daycare centers are offered in the church buildings in 3 villages, which serve as multi-purpose halls during the week. There, needy children between the ages of 3 and 8 are given lessons and food - something they often do not receive at home.
The daycare centers help more children attend elementary school.
The Kripa Kamal High School was founded before 1998 and led by Geetha. The school is located behind the Komanapallis residence and is state recognized. Since then, more than 4,000 students have attended the school.
With help of donations from Germany and the Netherlands, the vocational school was built and opened in 2009. A large proportion of children's home children can be educated as nurses, medical-technical assistants or as computer specialists after completing grade 10.
Since 2002 there is a children's home for 80 needy children between 6 and 16 years in Kalipatnam. Since 2008 another children's home with 80 children in Saripalli.
The children are selected by need by evangelists and Bible women who live in the villages. Often they are completely or half orphaned.
Dana Lakshmi and her sister Bhavani.
Many years ago, when Pastor Joseph entered a mud hut during a "home visit", he found two little girls with their seriously ill mother. The father had already died, the mother was unable to look after her daughters. At that time, Pastor Joseph offered the mother to take her two little daughters to the newly-built, nearby children's home of HLWM-Hope4Dalits. There, they not only received loving attention, but they were also able to go to school.
Dana Lakshmi, the older sister, has not only completed her high school diploma, but also trained as a nurse at the vocational school of HLWM-Hope4Dalits, working in one of the HLWM-Hope4Dalits medical centers before she married. Bhavani, the little sister, is called "Miss Sunshine" because she is always cheerful and with a smile on her face. Not only does she love to dance, but she also dances extremely well.
"Joseph and Geetha not only guide and lead Hope4Dalits with heart and mind, but sacrifice their whole lives to give lost people - adolescents and old people, mothers and daughters, healthy and sick, men and women - in Andhra Pradesh a home of love, and to provide security, guidance, training and knowledge. Every day, Joseph and Geetha bring their deep faith into "activity." That's wonderful, exemplary, contagious, and inspiring. "
- Anne Pues, Indienreisende 2015 (Translated from German)
"The hunger for love is much more difficult to remove than the hunger for bread."
- Mother Theresa
We need regular donations for the toddlers in day-care centers, children's home children, pupils and vocational students. Every regular contribution helps us to accompany the children reliably.
Please contact us so that together we can choose a project to support and promote. Due to the considerable and expensive administrative effort and for the sake of the equal rights of the children, we do not offer personal sponsorships.
You can terminate a sponsorship at any time without giving reasons. A short message to us is enough.