The Need of Children in India
Many of the 480 million children in India live below the poverty line. They lack education, hygiene, and the knowledge that God loves them. If nothing changes, these children will live and die in a cycle of poverty and hopelessness.
Sutapa is one of these children.
I am studying in grade 5. My father and mother are illiterate and my father is a temple dancer. He would perform during the festival and other occasions. My mother works in the field. Since there is not enough rain, my mother has no work in the field. Feeding the family itself is very difficult for my father.
I had the desire to study well but there was no one to help me. My parents do not have time to spend with me and help me in my studies. It was good for my parents when [The Egg Project] was introduced. My parents put me in the center and I learned to adjust with other children. They were happy for the egg (wholesome food) that is provided in the center for the children.
After coming to the center I learned to concentrate in my studies. As I cooperated with the caregiver, I scored good marks in the examinations. My parents and teachers are happy to see the improvement in my studies. One day, the pastor visited my parents and shared about the love of Jesus and they were touched and received the Gospel.
Supata is just one of many children whose life has been radically transformed through The Egg Project.
Just $36 per year can give opportunity to a child in need.
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Why an Egg?
Serve India is asking for partners in their efforts to support these Egg Project Centers. A one-time sponsorship of $36 from a source external to the community gives one child the opportunity to take part in The Egg Project for one academic year.
Through The Egg Project, we are raising funds to support 5,000 “eggs.” Will you prayerfully consider joining us in our efforts to help 5,000 children and plant the seed of the good news of the Gospel in their hearts?
Stepping Stones offer free after-school tutoring plus a healthy snack for children of all ages. On Saturdays, centers provide Bible stories and songs, games, and life skills training covering topics ranging from good manners to health and hygiene.
By explaining the gospel of Jesus Christ, we encourage faith in the one true God and emphasize the resultant transformation of character.
Through family visits and hygiene awareness programs, we teach children and their parents good habits: brushing teeth, washing hands, and regular bathing.