Another story of hope from TREAD's Project 200 - this time from the David Centre. Director of TREAD India Trust Vasanth tells us: "Narendra (on the left in photo) and Minakhi (on the right) are brother and sister; they are from a very poor Christian family in Girkanpally community. Narendra is 9yrs old and studying … Continue reading Life on the Edge Part 2
Whilst the children in TREAD's Project 200+ certainly live life on the edge of poverty, they still enjoy celebrating Teacher's Day. Here are some of the children in the David Centre thoroughly enjoying themselves! https://www.facebook.com/FOTforindia/videos/2175471975859398/ Read more about these children and others on the same Project 200+ in our previous blog Life on the Edge … Continue reading Celebration at David Centre!
Aiswarya is nine years old and lives in a tribal forested village in a remote part of southern India. Her family of six do their best to survive but there is little opportunity for employment so her father is a casual labourer, getting work when he can. He tries to supplement their diet by fishing … Continue reading Life on the Edge
The summer holidays are over in India and now the 200 children on TREAD's Project 200+ are back at school and attending Sarah, Hannah and David centres before and after school. As usual they arrive at the centres early in the morning, have a wash and brush up before enjoying a nutritional breakfast. Assembly … Continue reading Summertime for Project 200 children
Here in Europe we have recently experienced some hot weather but spare a thought for those in the areas of southern India when temperatures regularly hover around 45 degrees. We asked Vasanth, TREAD’s Director who lives on the Sarah site in Podia, Odesha to bring us news of the living conditions in the area during … Continue reading When the Heat is On…
It’s the beginning of July and all over Europe children are finishing school for the summer holidays. But in southern India, the summer holidays are over and the new school year has already begun. The climate being what it is in India, the heat becomes unendurable by mid April so schools shut until mid June. … Continue reading Back to School!
Grace Tailoring Centre is now in its 17th year and though run on a Christian foundation offers places to any girls/young women whatever their beliefs. Aruna is one of this year’s students. She comes from a Hindu family who lives in an isolated tribal village in Odisha and Aruna studied at an Oriya medium school. … Continue reading A Change of Lifestyle!
As many of us in Europe continue suffering wintry weather with snow blizzards and cold winds, you will be happy to know that Trinity Day Care centre in Kudunure, South India is celebrating the start of summer! At the rear of TDCC building is a large play area and over the years Friends of TREAD … Continue reading Summer Days!
Most of us living in Europe have a kitchen with modern equipment where we prepare daily meals for ourselves or our families. But just imagine preparing meals for 100 hungry children each day in a very basic kitchen! This is the task faced by the wonderful cook and her assistant in Trinity Day Care centre, … Continue reading First You Need to Feed Them!
If you visit the southern tip of Odisha in S. India near the river that borders Chhattisgarh and Andhra Pradesh you will travel on poor roads through miles of uninhabited forests. Sometimes these roads are cut off when the river bursts its banks and travel becomes difficult or impossible. You will see troops of monkeys, … Continue reading Two of the lucky ones…