Vettimukal Boarding

I'm not actually going to Vettimukal this trip, however we have just received this request from Sr. Annie Chacko, who recently retired from running the Orphanage and Boarding at Munnar.  We would really like to grant her wish and have allocated the money received recently from Christ the King Church, as a 'one-off' donation to help them purchase necessary items.  We would love to be able help every year and would be looking at between £350 - £500 a year to support this project.  Do you know of a group that might like to take this project on?  It obviously wouldn't be a link we could make with one of our primary schools as these children are 15-16 year olds.  (Or, if a number of people gave a small monthly amount, that could be a good start?)  

“Julie in my previous letter I had mentioned to you about one thing which was not revealed to you. Now I am going to tell about it. Hope it will be acceptable to you. You know our school in Vettimukal, in Kerala. Because you have given help to their nursery children. As you know the children of the place are Dalit, (lowest caste) who are able to study only in Malayalam medium (own language, not English) even though some of them are very clever.  They are economically very poor. Because of the poor condition in the family, lack of electricity etc. children specially who are in the higher classes were not able to study at home. Now, for their betterment in their studies, sisters thought of keeping at least 25 children who are most deserved (year 10 only) to keep them in our convent and coach them through special classes.  They collect a small amount from them which they can.  Julie, now I come to you with a request. Can you help these children in whatever way you can? If you could give whatever you can will be a great help for the sisters to meet their expenses and help them in their studies. If you take this as a project, I will be very happy.  Let the children at least complete year 10. Julie, kindly think it over and help them,  I am praying for you and for all your good works. As you help Munnar, do something for this children who are deprived of higher studies. I am hoping that you will do at least something for this children.

With much love and affection, Sr. Annie Chacko."                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             

Other projects requiring help are:-                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    The children at the women's refuges at Malur and Thayagam - £150.00 / year?                                     The children at our school for children with special needs at Mannackannad                                          and, as always, the children at Kodai Kanal - such a big project, so many children and they do all expect to be fed three times a day, EVERY day!

To read more about these projects and to see photos, please click on the links below.


Malur refuge 

                                                                                                                                                                       Thayagam Refuge                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Mannackannad Special School                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Kodai Kanal Boarding                                                                                                                                          

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