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My Indian Adventure!
3 months in India! How do you prepare for that? How do you prepare for a country that is so vast in size and with so many different cultures? How do you prepare for a country of 1.3 billion people and 300 languages, 24 of them official? And how do you prepare for a country ...
From the village to the student home and school
One of the boys we help is Simon Murmu. Simon lives at the student home that we sponsor in Pakur, and he came there about two years ago. When he still lived in his village, he didn’t go to school regularly and he had trouble keeping regular mealtimes, which had a negative effect on his ...
Rani is now attending a regular school!
Right now IndianChildren, together with our sponsors, are helping 478 sponsored children through primary education, 43 poor children go to one of our street schools and we provide school lunches for another 125 children daily. So far 14 children from the street school have come to a regular school. This is truly fantastic! One of these ...
Sahid dreams of his own chicken store
Sahid is 13 years old and one of 30 boys that attend IndianChildren’s Evening School in Pakur, located a 6 hour train ride north of Kolkata. These boys come from very poor families and need to work during the days to help provide for their families. Because of this they can unfortunately not go to a ...
Christmas at IndianChildren
Christmas. God gave us the best and greatest gift anyone could ever give: His only son. That is what Christmas is really about, that God loves us. This is the message we at IndianChildren want to spread this Christmas. In word and actions we want to pass on as much as we can of the ...
Meeting with my sponsor child
I had the privilege to finally see my own sponsor child! His name is Sankar and he lives in a slum of Kolkata, India. He is now 14 years old. He was very much malnourished when our Indian workers first found him and took him into our IndianChildren’s school. He was only bones and skins ...
Successful operation and family saved
Subhoijit Das is a young boy from Kolkata. When he was five year old, he was told that he had “coarctation of aorta” which means that a narrow part in the aorta is making it difficult for his blood to properly circulate. This coarctation of aorta also caused high blood pressure. Despite that many doctors ...
Eivor met her sponsored child after 5 years
In February this year, IndianChildren organized a trip to India to give our sponsors the opportunity to see the work in place, meet their sponsored children and also meet the domestic staff. One of the travelers was Eivor, a 70-year-old woman from Gothenburg. Eivor had sponsored a child, Nikita, for five years, and when they ...
We love because He first love us
I cannot begin in any other way but thanking God for the opportunity to go to India as a volunteer for three months. It has been three fantastic months of being challenged, growing, getting to know myself better and most of all getting a deeper relationship with God. He has shown time and again that ...
We have opened a new street school!
Chronicle from our local employee Jaba Murmu Around this time last year, I visited the Dibi area of Kolkata for the first time. It was very painful to see how people lived there, and it broke my heart. My colleagues and I went for a prayerwalk in the area and the longing to do something for ...