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…
Each year as Christmas approaches there is a palpable air of excitement in Trinity Day Care Centre in Kudunure. The children and young people start preparing for their annual Christmas celebration at the centre which takes place in the first half of December. Even the adults who once attended TDCC remember this as the most … Continue reading TDCC Christmas Party
Wherever you go in rural India you will see women brushing outside and inside their houses, not only to keep their homes clean but to help keep out insects and snakes. The new intake of students at Grace Tailoring centre not only learn a trade but also housekeeping skills including how to make good use … Continue reading Waste Not, Want Not!
Recently the children from Project 200+ took part in celebrating Children's Day with games and drama watched by their families and TREAD staff. UN's declaration of the rights of children states that "mankind owes to the child the best it has to give" and the day’s aim is to encourage “worldwide fraternity and understanding between … Continue reading KidsTakeOver in Podia!
We are delighted to hear that TREAD's latest Grace Tailoring Training course has just started with 17 eager candidates. Friends of TREAD has only 14 sponsors so we were rather worried about TREAD coping with these extra students but they were determined not to turn away these students. This year 14 of the girls will … Continue reading Welcome to Grace Tailoring 2017/18!
It isn't very often that you can wander around any of TREAD centres without being besieged by youngsters eager to have their photo taken and to engage in a conversation. Alex and Dannie have been spending some time each day at TDCC and have sent us some of these photos mostly taken whilst the children … Continue reading A Walk around Trinity Day Care Centre