Rajpur Foster Child Project
Since 1974 Canadians have been sponsoring children at the Moravian Institute in Rajpur, India. The Institute provides education to the poorest of the poor in India and equips young adults to succeed in life. 100% of all donations go directly to helping destitute children in India. Each sponsorship helps to pay for a child’s tuition, room and board for one year at the Moravian Institute.
Around 400 children study at the Moravian Institute during the academic year and about half of the student body lives in the school’s dormitories. There are roughly 55 students being sponsored by Canadians and there is always a need for more sponsors.
By setting aside $100 per month,sponsors make a world of a difference to child’s life in India. A sponsorship makes it possible for another child to get an education at the Moravian Institute.
With the kindness, compassion and generosity that Jesus taught, sponsors have been moved to help a child on the other side of the planet, showing God’s boundless love.
It’s through the belief that by giving disadvantaged children a helping hand early in life they can break out of the bonds of poverty, they can learn the skills necessary to build them-selves a bright future.
The Institute is Christian, rooted in the Moravian tradition and children are exposed to Christian worship on campus, although religion is not considered when granting admission. The vast majority of students at the Moravian Institute are non-Christians: Hindus, Tibetan Buddhists, Muslims and Sikhs. When making admissions decisions, preference is given to orphans, to girls and to those from disadvantaged castes or tribes.
The miracle is that the Holy Spirit leads people to reach out to help a needy child who is a complete stranger. Each child finds their way to this loving and supportive place which trans-forms them and enables them to reach achievements which could never have been dreamed of before.
Canadian Coordinator: Steven Brese
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