For many years our friend in Delhi have cared for children in the Love India Children’s Home. Within the last few months, they have taken the difficult decision to close the Home. This was because of several obstacles being put in the way of continuing orphan care in that setting.
However, there are a lot of positive aspects to this too. Some of the children in the home had been taken in by our partners, and some were brought to the home by the city government. The city government have taken responsibility for the ongoing care of the children they had introduced. We are pleased to say that it has been possible to place all the others with relatives (sometimes rather distant relatives). Some of our supporters are still providing funds for their continuing monthly support, and their welfare and progress will be regularly monitored.
The premises that were used for the Home are already being used for new purposes including adult literacy support, free tuition for children, computer training, a sewing school, and more.
Over the years it has been a privilege to be involved with this work. Visiting the Children’s Home was always one of the highlights of our trips to Delhi.
We are confident that the work carried on there made a huge difference to the lives of many vulnerable girls. One young woman we know who was brought up in the Children’s Home tells us that she thinks she would have been trafficked if she had not had the Home. You can see an interview with her and others as part of this video.