WHAT WE DO
All over India tens of thousands of children suffer from deprivation both on the city streets and in rural areas. We are contacted on a regular basis concerning the plight of children of all ages who have been abandoned, orphaned or who for a variety of reasons are suffering abuse or starvation.
Our Social Workers move into action very quickly, and on completion of a social investigation go through the legal formalities before a child becomes a member of one of our families.
Hope Community Village was established to make a difference to the lives of just some of these children. We are a registered charity both in the UK and India, building and running our project in a very special village community in Kerala, Southern India.
Each of our homes is managed by a “Mother” – committed and caring, whose job it is to provide children with shelter, support and encouragement – creating a family environment and acting as support and refuge for them into young adulthood and beyond.
At present we have six houses in the village, each with a mother and about 10 children. We also have a hostel a couple of kilometres away to accommodate our older boys.
We have a kindergarten or infants’ school attended by our younger children and, in addition, some 60 children from the local community. Many of these would not otherwise have the opportunity to attend a school and we support them with school fees, uniform and free lunches