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Payakaraopeta is a village in Andhra Pradesh lying about 150 km north of the town of Rajahmundry close to the Bay of Bengal. People in this area depend mostly on agriculture or on fishing. Instead of going to school many children have to watch over animals, work in the fields or help the fishermen to earn their share of the family income. Often the families don’t understand how important a school education is for the future life of their children.
In 1975 Mr. Appa Rao rented some rooms where he took in the children of poor families to educate them. The Canadian missionary Scott who was active in the area gave his name to the new children’s home. A year later the Andhra Pradesh Ministry of Education provided a property for the present home. It belongs to the local Baptist Church. In 1989 Christusträger-Waisendienst was asked to support the home after the former sponsors had backed out because of financial reasons. After the local church had built a new room for the children to study, eat and pray in as well as a provisional kitchen, 50 boys could move back into this home in July 1990. In 2008 the property was completely reshaped. With the help of a generous special donation the old derelict parts of the building were replaced by a new large home building.
The children in Scott Boys’s Home get accommodation, food and education, but personal care and Christian instruction are equally important to the warden. All kinds of schools can be found in the vicinity which the children can easily reach from the home. So they are well prepared for a responsible future life in their country.
Christusträger-Waisendienst supports this project by personal sponsorships for the children.
James 1 : 27 | The Bible