Learning to read and write is the key to a future of hope for your child.
At the Bridge of Hope centre, your child will receive a healthy, balanced meal.
Periodic checkups are supplemented by teaching children habits of good hygiene.
Through the weekly activities at Bridge of Hope centers, children:
Gandhali, a Bridge of Hope tutor, helps a child with their lessons.
The staff members also conduct events to help the children discover their potential.
These events include:
The children in some centers also have the opportunity to take field trips to places like post offices, police stations, fire stations, airports, train stations and science exhibitions.
Besides Bridge of Hope, there is none at home or school or even in the community where they live who would encourage them to excel in their studies or talents. They come from very poor backgrounds. No one is ready to help them. No one is willing to teach them. But these children are [dear] to us. —Gandhali, a Bridge of Hope tutor
As children’s lives are transformed in Bridge of Hope, they bring new aspirations and knowledge home with them, and their families benefit as a result. Even beyond this, Bridge of Hope does much to uplift the communities it serves.
Bridge of Hope staff members regularly visit with the parents of students to encourage and counsel with them. The staff members also conduct monthly meetings for parents.
Bridge of Hope regularly provides students with practical gifts, and some of these gifts, like kitchenware items and bath soap, help the whole family.
The students themselves participate in projects to serve their communities, like during Community Day, when students help clean up their village. They also take part in awareness rallies that help educate their communities about societal concerns like tuberculosis, AIDS, illiteracy and child labour.
All of the ministries of Bridge of Hope are rooted in the compassion of God, who loves these people dearly and cares about every aspect of their lives.
You can regularly correspond with your child, which gives you the chance to be part of their life. Imagine how much of a difference it will make when you write to them!
I am Saruhasan, studying in the fifth Standard. My father died in the tsunami of 2004. I like to play hand ball, carrom board and long jump. Pray for my family also. Thank you so much for helping me. Yours lovingly, Saru” — Saru, 8 years old (at the time the letter was written)
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