„Amy Carmichel“ Possibility for poor children
Annual Report of our „Amy Carmichel“ Possibiblity for poor children
in our T.E.L.C. Frolich Home for Children, Pandur – 2004-2006
„What shall I render unto the Lord for all His benefits towards me.“ Psalm 116:12
Washing day into the Frolich Home (Pictures: LMW 2005)
Dear Fosterparents, Friends and Donors,
Greetings to each one of you in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Indeed it is a great joy and treet for us for having your kind support during the past years to run our Home through “Amy Carmichel” Hilfe für Kinder in Indien.
In October 2004, I have got the Information from the Bishop of the Tamil Evangelical Lutheran Church (TELC) that our Frolich Home would be merged with the CSI Home for Girls at Ikkadu from April 2005. When I got the paper in my hand, I was so much per-plexed, not knowing what to do with the NON-….* children who were then 55. - destitute and deserving children.
In that year, as a form of an Angel, Mr.Winfried Stelle had been with us. When I explained about our problem to run the Frolich Home in future as the CCCYC ( The Churches’ Council for Child and Youth Care) would stop their Support from May 2005, he immediately came forward to find Sponsors for our girls to continue their study by staying in our Frolich Home so that our Home would exist. At the beginning with 5 children the support started by Mr.Stelle. He is the initiative for our “Amy Carmichel” Project with 24 children Now. I am so very thankfuI to God that Mr. Winfried Stelle tried so much with all his effort that today because of his concern and efficiency to find the Sponsors, our 24 children could enjoy all the facilities like the ….*-organisation sponsered children had enjoyed: light and fans, good food, games, singing, materials to play indoor and outdoor, good dining table, enough space for playing and sleeping, school materials, Christmas Dress and School Uniform still much more. The parents as well as our children are very grateful for Mr.Winni‘s support - so called “Uncle”.
Admission:- India has the dubious distinction of harbouring the largest number of child labourers in the world. The economically backward families are hardly able to feed their children and, hence they are forced to send them as child labourers in agricultural lands and industrial establishments. Lack of compulsory primary education and faulty educational Systems are the other factors that contribute to the swelling of the ranks of child labourers. The Home Education Programme of our "Amy Carmichael” Programme of our Sponsors tries to tackle the problem by providing the children and youth with shelter, food and education. Due to the benevolence of our philanthropists, we could reach the poorest of the poor families living in villages and slums to give them quality education. The children could receive education, enjoyed good health and become self confident, self reliant and developed responsibility for their own tasks given to them in the Home to perform.
13 children had been transferred to the Church of South India (CSI) Girls` Hostel at Ikkadu at the beginning of June 2005. 12 children have completed their General Nursing, Multipurpose Health Workers` Course, Secretarial and Computer Courses and othcr various courses and had left our Hörne. All had passed in their training, some have got Job opportunities and the others are awaiting their certificates to get to employment after registering their names in the Employment Office.
The Home Statistics are as follows:
2004/2005 2005/2006 2006/2007
TELC Primary School: 1 11 17
68 59 68
In beginning of 2005/2006 2006/2007 was:
... 13 - transferred children,
... 12 14 left children,
... 16 21 new children,
... 18 33 old students.
Apart from this new admission, I had to refuse a number of new admission as I was told not to admit more than 60 children. The 8 children, I do not know how to tackle. Daily from the rnorning, people with their children caiae and were standing at the Bungalow / Office door requesting admission and they too are very poor and deserving.
The Home Staff Particulares are from Oktober 2004 to April 2006 as follows:
Warden: 1 / Cooks: 2 / Helper: 1 / Watchman: 1 = 5
Parents Meeting: Once in a month, the parents visit their children on the 1st Sunday till 6.00 in the evening. The contact with the parents therefore, strengthened.
Medical Aid:- No special sickness found among the children due to the good diet given. Sanitary Inspection took place from the Govt. Primary Health Centre and at the time of the flood, during October to December 2005, periodical sanitary inspection took place.
Some children had pale white patches on the skin of the body, scabies, eye pain and mild headackes. All were recovered from their sickness.
Special activities:- Youth Groups, Sunday School, Scripture Union, Friends Missionary Prayer Band Retreats, Junior Work Ministry took place. Scripture Examinations were held in our School/Church. All the many prizes our Hostel Children won. Many new songs, stories, guidance and councelling, group and individual discussions, Bible Studios, Quiz Programmes age- wise had been conducted.
Repairs:- We could buy a grinder for our own purpose in the Home. Since all these years, there was only one which was used for the Bungalow, Sewing Centre, Creche and our Frolich Home. So a new stage- a small has been errected and the children could get special food like iddly and thosai once in a week. All the old bulbs had been removed and the new tube lights had been replaced so there is more light for learning, writing, to do the School-Home Work, reading and writing is possible. 3 new cement stones for washing the cloth had been errected near the tap so that the children could wash and lead the water from there to the coconut tope nearby. Some few stone benches were put up for the parents, children, visitors and the public to sit. - Name Boards in front of the entrance door, and in all the rooms such as dormitory, store-room, kitchen, dining room, prayer and study hall. To deepen the borewell after the flood so that there would be enough and clean water, your kind donations were of great help. Apart from the repairs, we could clean the coconut trees by hiring some special person who could climb the high trees and clean them so that we could get enough coconuts for our children.
Visitors:- Visitors brought again in our backward and rural area, a wider outlook. Our Main Visitor was Mr.Winfried Stelle (Amy), the Asia Secretary, Rev.Dr.P.Manoharan (ELM), the India Secretary, Miss Ute Penzel (LMW) and the vistors from America, London and from our Church. At the beginning of this year, a group of descendants of the Missioaary Rudolf Schomerus who is burried in Pandur, visited our Home for 2 days and more. They were so happy to see the places where the Missionary Rev.Schomerus lived and worked and died in Pandur. We had a short Service there, in the graveyard at Pandur, with group of the decendants.
Special Events:- The children got Flood Relief Assistance through the friends of Mr. Winfried Stelle (via Amy) which helped a lot for the families to rebuild their huts and to buy rice etc. All the children got beautiful coloured Christmas Dress and before going on holidays, we could arrange for a feast Biriyani (a kind of spicy rice-dish mixed with pieces of meat or vegetables). The children are very happy about the pen pal- 'Letter Friendship' introduced by Mr.Winni. Right now we have letter friendship from 8 students, learning in the “GaT” in Blankenburg - now it is 15 today. Through this kind of “Letter Friendship” we have good partnership with Mrs Kerstin Gassmann who is in-charge of this school and also with the Project "Gymnasium am Thie" in Blankenburg, the UNESCO School partnership between the School and Frolich Home in future.
I hope I could afford you a small insight into the previous year. Also on behalf of our children and their families, I thank you for your help and kind support. May our Lord Jesus Christ bless you and your families.
Manager, TELC Frolich Home For Girls
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