The village Kondabeemanapalli lies about 100 km south east of the state capital Hyderabad in a so-called tribal area. The population lives in a very backward way. Some people may find this romantic, but it has dramatic consequences especially for the children. Only very few of them have the chance to go to school. The number of children reaching secondary school qualification is about zero. Even toddlers are given home-brewed toddy and are already addicted to alcohol in childhood. Occult practices lead to states of fear and depression among the children. Many families in this area depend on work in road construction. Children from 8 years onwards have to carry out this very hard work which has to be done at very high temperatures. Contrary to the general development especially girls are still married by their families at a very early age.
A school headmaster from Chilakaluripet, who grew up in a children’s home himself, decided already some years ago to pass the help he received on to needy children. Looking for a place where he could hep, he finally came into this area. With his own private means he started a small school with a hostel. But he did not have enough money to realize his dream to open a home where girls should be taken care of around the clock. So he contacted Christusträger-Waisendienst and asked for support. In the summer of 2009 the Faith Girls’ Home could be opened. In 2012 the initiator Mr. Sikhamani lost his life in a tragic traffic accident. Today the home is led by the married couple Ms. Percy and Mr. Annand who are both teachers.
50 girls are living in Faith Girls’s Home today. They live together in a cheerful community and get accommodation, loving care, food, clothing and a school education. So they are prepared for a responsible life in their country. This work is only possible with the help of our friends who support us by personal sponsorships and provide the necessary financial means.
James 1 : 27 | The Bible