It's that time of year again! Summer has arrived in Trinity Day Centre Kudunure, South India so school has now been reduced to half days as it is too hot to attend all day. This is clearly very good news for these children as you can see from the cheerful faces! To mark this occasion … Continue reading Cause for Celebration!
Friends of TREAD were happy to hear of the recent wedding of Poojitha. Poojitha was formerly one of the youngsters supported on TREAD's Orphaned Assistance programme. Hepsi tells us about the way Christian weddings are arranged in South India. "Matching is prevalent in the Indian Christian communities and just like any other community in the … Continue reading Wedding in South India!
In our last write-up about Brooms and Coconuts, you heard about the Trinity Day Care centre staff making use of old palm leaves to make brooms. Just in case you would like to have a go too, here are a couple of videos showing how it is done!Broom Making Part 1Broom Making Part 2
If you were taking a stroll around the small village of Kudunure, Telengana in South India last month you may have heard thudding sounds accompanied by lots of laughter coming from a small building in the centre of the village. Trinity Day Care Centre provides before and after school care for up to 100 children … Continue reading Brooms and Coconuts
We have been looking at the way in which Project 200+ run by TREAD India Trust can bring hope for the future to some of the most disadvantaged children and families in southern India. This week we receive news from the third centre used by this project - Hannah centre in Dubattota. Rohan is 13 … Continue reading Life on the Edge – Part 3
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…