India has been severely affected by the Covid-19 situation, and as part of the prevention measures implemented by the various state governments, our hostels had to be closed and children sent home to their parents. Tentatively, in some states, the hostels might open up in January after the holidays.
For about 3-4 months beginning in April, the construction of the hostels had to come to a stop due to the Covid-19 restrictions, but construction has picked up again.
Dear friends and partners of Friends Social Transformation Network (FSTN) and the #RoofForAChild campaign,
We hope that each of you and your families and dear ones are doing good in health and in your jobs in these unique circumstances of the ‘Covid-19’ pandemic.
𝗧𝗼𝗱𝗮𝘆, 𝗔𝗽𝗿𝗶𝗹 𝟮𝟱𝘁𝗵 -- 𝘄𝗼𝘂𝗹𝗱 𝗵𝗮𝘃𝗲 𝗯𝗲𝗲𝗻 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗱𝗮𝘆 𝘄𝗲 𝘄𝗼𝘂𝗹𝗱 𝗵𝗮𝘃𝗲 𝗰𝗼𝗻𝗱𝘂𝗰𝘁𝗲𝗱 𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝟮𝟬𝟮𝟬 𝗖𝗮𝗿𝗻𝗶𝘃𝗮𝗹 ‘𝗥𝗼𝗼𝗳 𝗳𝗼𝗿 𝗮 𝗖𝗵𝗶𝗹𝗱’ -- which now stands postponed to hopefully the fall of 2020. We do not have a firm date yet, as the calendar has not yet opened up. While these hardships have brought our day to day lives to a standstill, and in many cases, upended many of our lives even, the vision of the 'Roof for a Child' campaign with its mission of 'Educating children, Empowering communities' that is now in its fifth year - is still intact and we wouldn't be here without your partnership!
𝑰𝒏 𝒕𝒉𝒊𝒔 𝒑𝒐𝒔𝒕, 𝒘𝒆 𝒘𝒂𝒏𝒕𝒆𝒅 𝒕𝒐 𝒑𝒓𝒐𝒗𝒊𝒅𝒆 𝒂 𝒒𝒖𝒊𝒄𝒌 𝒖𝒑𝒅𝒂𝒕𝒆 𝒐𝒏 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒕𝒘𝒐 𝒉𝒐𝒎𝒆𝒔 𝒕𝒉𝒂𝒕 𝒂𝒓𝒆 𝒄𝒖𝒓𝒓𝒆𝒏𝒕𝒍𝒚 𝒊𝒏 𝒑𝒓𝒐𝒈𝒓𝒆𝒔𝒔: 𝐊𝐡𝐚𝐧𝐝𝐰𝐚, 𝐌𝐏
The boys hostel construction is in progress, and the plan was to complete a large room that would accomodate the boys for the upcoming school year. The lockdown has been extra-tight in this area due to a cluster of Covid-19 cases in nearby Indore. Construction has come to a complete stop, but the current hope is that the school year which slated to start early June will also be postponed because of the lockdown, and we still might be able to get some of the boys to start. Hectic work is underway behind the scenes regarding admissions to the schools, etc. Please keep these in prayer.
A large dining room and 2 smaller rooms are completed to a usable degree. The other rooms have reached up to the lintel level. The younger girls had been put up in the larger dining room, with the older girls in the 2 smaller rooms for privacy, etc. Currently most of the 140 girls have been sent back home, with just a handful remaining back because their parents could not come in time to pick them up (lockdown). Please remember the workers and new plans in prayer. Many have continued to support us in a recurring mode, and a few who have supported us annually have reached out to us on how we could continue the support. We will be sharing more details in upcoming posts. Thank you, be safe, and lets pray that God would provide with a safe, quick end to this pandemic. Please reach out to us for any concerns/clarifications.
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Roof For A Child's New Home at Selamba is being constructed right now at Gujarat, India - Our new home will house around 100+ kids! The construction is estimated to complete by June 2019.
Thanks for making a difference in the lives of these kids!!
From Inbaraj memorial home in Selamba, Gujarat!
St. Thomas School in Jhawda : Our RFAC Supporters Mr. Roberts & Mrs. Geetha Roberts visited our Jhawda Children’s Home on February 2018 and spent some time with the Jhawda kids! They are really awesome! They are so proud and happy to have you support them! The construction work of the Jhawda children’s building is still in progress as you may see in the photos. The plaster work and the construction work is going on. The current plan is to have the dedication of the new building in the second week of June so that all the girls may move in at that time.
On July 10th, the boys moved into the newly constructed Alwar home. The home still needs some more finishing touches and is expected to be complete by the mid of August 2017. However, it is in good condition for the boys to move in. They began their new school year at the new home! They were very excited and grateful for the wonderful support. Thank you everyone for all the LOVE & SUPPORT!