Millions of children live on the streets of India and many turn to a life of crime to survive. Some beg in the streets, wasting away from starvation and disease. Others travel hundreds of miles from rural villages looking for work in the cities only to fall victim to gangs, organized crime, or human trafficking. Still others live in India’s slums, surrounded by drugs, alcohol, abusive parents and a complete absence of hope.
At Grace Care, we’re working to solve these problems one child at a time through holistic care centered on. Here are some examples of what we’re doing:
The Grace Home
Grace Home, near Delhi, provides more than 100 children with nutritious meals and snacks as well as a safe place to live. But we’re more than a shelter.
Life on the streets is tough and many children come to Grace Home with rough language, poor attitudes and substance addictions. We give the children in our care an education, vocational training, and medical care. We help them develop good habits through structure and the love and support of a family environment. And we give them a strong spiritual foundation, teaching them the Gospel and the healing power of God’s love.
Grace Care Academy
The children at Grace Home are educated through Grace Care Academy(GCA), and have already graduated and found jobs or gone on to higher education. GCA also provides formal and informal education to children from nearby slums and villages through its evening classes. In addition, poor women come to GCA premises to learn vocational skills that will help them earn income.
Grace Shelters for Street Children: Our shelters provide several hours of care for hundreds of vulnerable children living in the streets and slums of Delhi. We seek to lift them up with food, clothing, medical attention, counseling, and literacy classes.
Grace Shelters for Mothers and Infants: One of the reasons so many children die in India is due to a lack of care for pregnant women, mothers and infants living in poverty. We want every child to be brought into this world in a safe and healthy way, so we provide those in this program with nutritious food, prenatal and postnatal care, assistance during delivery, hygiene items and training on personal cleanliness, and counseling on sex, family planning and health family life. This program focuses on Delhi and adjoining cities.
Grace Literacy and Relief Shelters: Illiteracy is a major hindrance to escaping poverty, so this project focuses on teaching the poor in rural areas to read, and provides basic education, counseling and spiritual care. This project also provides daily care for people with leprosy, disabilities, and other vulnerable adults.
Grace Rehabilitation Shelters: Within Grace Home, we have seen children with substance addictions transformed and others rescued from abuse and child labor. Many of these children have been restored to their families with the help of local government and non-government organizations. We hope to develop a separate Rehabilitation Center to focus exclusively on this effort.
GRACE CARE BOARDING SCHOOL
A charitable boarding school is one of the best ways to help children in need keeping the present political, social and religious environment in India.
There are more poor children in India who badly want a boarding school than an orphanage. Grace Care boarding school wants to fulfill the desire of at least a few hundreds of those needy children by providing them better living and better education. Being in the Grace Care boarding school these precious children will have opportunity to grow in a campus where they will receive everything they need at the same time do not miss their own families, relatives and friends.
The Need - Grace Care Boarding School
(Better Education and Better Living to all needy children):
Simply because there is no one to take care, 7000 children die in India every day. Thousands of children finally find street a better place for them to live. Juvenile crime is ever on increase because only the children from rich families are sent to good schools. Thousands of street children could be transformed in to responsible citizens of the country if they are directed to schools not to street.
Grace Home and Grace Care boarding school would definitely make a big difference in building up thousands of children in the long run who would perish otherwise; this would also provide big relief to thousands of poor families who have no means to provide better living and better education to their children due to extreme poverty. Grace Care has a big dream to produce the best students who will someday be qualified professionals and responsible citizens who would continue to make this world a better place.