May 16, 2016

EMPOWER Orphan Children and STOP SCHOOL DROPOUTS by Supporting Educational Kits


As you are aware, Buds of Christ reaches primarily to orphan children who have lost one or both parents in Namakkal and Salem districts. Since 2009, our concentrated effort towards empowerment of orphan children has enabled us to see 43 girls and 22 boys enter into colleges as first graduates in their generation without being a school dropout. All this were possible because you were behind us in our mission to empower children.

Every academic year brings new hopes and dreams for children. Currently we are serving 170 orphan children and we need your support to STOP SCHOOL DROP OUTS among Orphan children. Around 120 orphan children are living in most difficult circumstances under the care of aged grandparents or poor widow mothers. This year we have intended to encourage 120 most deserving orphan children by supporting Educational Kits that consists of School Uniforms, School bags, Notebooks, study guides, Stationary kits and Water bottles. 

Each kit costs Rs. 1200/-, hence we need (120 Orphan children X Rs 1200/- = Rs. 144,000). You can sponsor as many kits as is possible for you. Every donation you make has IT Tax Exemption under 80G.

Our Bank Details
Buds of Christ Charitable Trust
A/c No: 168001601130048
Corporation Bank
Tiruchengode Branch
IFSC Code: CORP0001680

For further details, please email jpaul@budsofchrist.org or call/message Jeyapaul - 9840770722


Once again I thank you for your commitment to serve and empower our orphan children through education.

Mar 28, 2016

The girls in rural areas are least encouraged towards education, especially in communities that are disadvantaged by caste and economic class. In addition, if the girls are from widow-headed households the opportunities for education are very limited. It is for such families, Buds of Christ is providing education support to orphan girls in rural areas.
Encouraging education among rural girls means empowering widow mothers, realize the need for girl education, support the rural girls with life skills education to cope up with pressures and monetary support for educational materials and uniforms. The needs have been partially met through friends, partners and well-wishers of Buds of Christ.
Over the last three years, Buds of Christ has been able to support orphan girls to continue education in schools and more than 20 girls have moved into higher education. Almost all of these girls are the first generation entry graduates. One such successful case of a rural girl out of the first generation graduates girls is Bharathi.
Bharathi is the second daughter from a disadvantaged family by caste and economic status. Usually in such families, early marriages are encouraged with aged men, but with the strict laws against child marriage and our strong networking with the district child protection unit, these girls are safe-guarded. But girls from such families are not encouraged for higher education. 
Bharathi too faced such pressures, which she did not succumb and supported by her empowered mother. Bharathi's mother is a widow, not educated and managed the family by doing coolie work. When her first daughter was 17 years, she took the decision of getting married, against her mother's wishes, her mother got shattered. Next the pressure from relatives were on Bharathi, who was 15 years then and doing her 10th standard to be married .
But her mother stood firm, and even against their relatives and encouraged to continue education with the support from Buds of Christ. Bharathi successfully completed her 12th standard and now is doing her First year B.Sc Nutrition and Dietetics and has completed her first semester examinations with first class.
We at Buds of Christ would like to our friends for building the lives of young girls like Bharathi to see a better future. If not for your support, they would be in the same community with no opportunities for Growth.