The Children of Jaipur
Of the many, many children that Children of Hope School and our kind supports have helped, there are still children in need.
Tara is a three year old girl who didn't even know how to speak when we met her. Her parents work as laborers and earn very little. They could hardly afford their everyday meal. Their son studies in our School.
Every day Tara used to cry to go with her brother to school. Her mother always worried about her when she had to go to her work. Who will look after her daughter Tara? One day when Tara came along with her mother to school, Tara became very happy when she saw the children. Her mother said, 'Every day she cries to go to school, but how can I leave her as she is so small?' But, after being convinced by us that she would be safe at our school, she sent her for two days to see how she likes school, and she noticed that Tara was very happy to go to school. Whoever attends school for the first time often cries a lot at first, but Tara was happy from the start.
Now, she has learned how to speak and her IQ level is quite high. She comes to school on time and, being a small child, she still recognizes her own class. Every day she tries to work at copying with a pencil. Tara's mother is so glad to see her child starting to speak and peacefully going to school. The teachers of the school say that in her life she will reach to great heights.
Rahul is a 6-year old Boy. He lives in a slum area. He has two younger brothers, Chandan, who is 8-years old and Akash, who is 10-years old. Rahul's family condition is not good. His father works for daily wages and his mother goes to work as a house maid. His father is not living with them, because of his relationship with other women. That is why only sometimes he sees his children. Only Rahul's mother looks after the three children.
One day his Mother came to the school and told us her husband was not living with them. When he does come to their home, he beats his wife and then goes back. Neither does he provide money for the family's livelihood nor does he pay the house rent. She said while crying, "How can I look after my three sons?"
The Children of Hope school took the responsibility for her children's education. Sometimes Rahul's mother comes to the school. She never forgets to give thanks to the Children of Hope School.
Gauri is a five year old girl. Her mother's pregnancy was a very difficult time. When Gauri was in her mother's womb, Satan came over her mother's body. Satan gave her much trouble at that time. Her husband left her, permanently, when he saw her condition. Gauri's grandmother brought her mother home and started a medical treatment for her, but she did not heal through the medical treatment. Gauri's grandmother took her mother to a black magic practitioner, but the pregnancy problems did not get better. Satan occupied her body every night and gave her much trouble. In that same condition, her mother gave birth to Gauri, and after several days, her mother died. Gauri's mother had no brothers. She left behind three sisters.
Gauri does not know what a mother is. Her mother's sisters and her grandmother looked after Gauri from childhood. Now her mother's sisters got married last year. Her grandmother and maternal grandfather do not earn enough to be able to send Guari to school. Her grandmother worked as a laborer, but her illness caused her to leave her job job and stay at home. Gauri's maternal grandfather is also ill. When we heard about Gauri's situation from a Christian brother, we went to the grandparent's home and gave them hope for Gauri's education through the Children of Hope School.
Gauri's grandmother told us, "If there were not for the Children of Hope School, my little Gauri may have remained illiterate." She thanked us and gave thanks for the School, giving new hope her little Gauri.
Kishan is a 10-year old Boy. His father always drinks alcohol and doesn't do anything. His mother is a janitor in a hospital. Kishan has a younger Brother. His name is Arun, a 7 year old boy. His mother is the only one who earns money for the family. She is not earning enough to take care of her family's needs.
She always thinks about both of her sons and their future. Kishan and Arun spend the whole day wondering here and there. Some time they collect garbage and sell it to a junk shop to get money. No one is taking care of them after their mother goes to the hospital. They did not take a bath for a long time. His mother sees the condition of her two sons and is very sad. One day someone told her about the Children of Hope School. She went there and asked about the school from the school staff. She got the information that Children of Hope School provides free education for needy children.
She became very happy upon learning this. She started both children in school. Now she does not worry about her children's education. She believes that her children's future is bright in the school.
Minakshi has two brothers and three sisters. Her elder brother is an electrician and her younger brother is a painter, but both of them do not contribute any money to run the family, even though her older brother lives with the family.
Minakshi's elder sister makes artificial necklaces in the home and sells them on the streets to buy vegetables for dinners. She is still not married. Minakshi's father is also a painter, but he works only four months out of the year. Her mother works as a laborer in a restaurant to earn some extra money. Minakshi's mother started to cry, when we talked with her, as she was disappointed that she was not able to provide for an education for her daughter. She wanted to provide for an education for her daughters. She searched for a school nearby.
She came to us and we shared that her daughters can study without paying any money, and that they will get books and a once a day meal as well. Her heart was filled with the joy. Now Minakshi (age 9) and her sister Pushpa (age 13) regularly come to the Children of Hope School. Their mother has hope that Menakshi and Pushpa will receive a good education and have a bright future.
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Vijay and Ajay are brothers. Vijay, is 9-years old and Ajay is 11-years old. Their parents belong to a village and they lived in the village until their children grew. Because their father is illiterate, it was impossible for him to get good job in the city. He also felt ashamed to go back to his village again. So he decided to continue to live in the city, and they took a small house to rent.
To run his family, Vijay's father started to work as a laborer with a small salary, and it became very hard for him to give his children three meals per day and to fulfil the basic needs of the family; also it became impossible to admit his children into any school of the city. He started to worry a lot about his children's future and education, because he does not want his children to become like him and what he faces due to a lack of education. These worries led him to become addicted to alcohol and create quarrels in the family.
Often Vijay and Ajay would see Children of Hope School students passing by their house. One day Ajay asked the children which school they were going to. The students told them about Children of Hope School which provides free education to needy children. After hearing about the School, Vijay and Ajay's parents came to the School with their children and requested enrollment for the boys. Their Mother was crying for her children.
Now Vijay and Ajay are students in the Children of Hope School. Their parents are very happy about this and became very thankful to God. Their parents now work without worry and live a happier life.
Zikra is an 9-year old girl. She has a brother named Saif Ali. They are from a Muslim family. The children's father left them and their mother, because he lives with another women. When Zikra and Saif saw this situation, they became very sad.
Their Mother came to Jaipur with her children. That time she was alone in the city. She did not have any support from anyone. The father's home is 600 km. from Jaipur. When their mother met with other muslim families in Jaipur, and told them of her situation, they uderstood and helped her to find a room to rent. When she asked about Zikra and Saif's education, Sahil's father (a parent of a sponsored boy) told her about the Children of Hope School. And, the next day he took her to the school. She told the school staff about her situation. The school staff enrolled both of the children in school.
Now Zikra and Saif are coming to school every day and they are very intelligent students. Their Mother is very thankful to the Children of Hope School.
Nikhil is a 6-year old Boy. His father is a Painter and his mother is a housewife. They have two Sons. When his father came from the village, he was searching for a good school for his children.
When he learned about the Children of Hope School, he went to see the school. He saw the facility and was very happy to learn about the free education. He agreed to send Nikhil to the Children of Hope School. School staff enrolled Nikhil. Nikhil is a very intelligent Boy.
His Parents are very happy to see their child in school. They are very thankful.
Sharukh is from a poor Muslim family. His mother is a house wife and her father goes to work for daily wages. He has three brothers and two sisters. I went to their small rented house near our school.
I met Sharukh, Sahil, Afsana and the other children. There was no bed in their house to sleep in. They just slept on the ground. The last baby girl born was affected with malnutrition and died. I talked with his parents and asked why they don't send Sharukh, Sahil and Afsana to school. They replied to me, "We have no money to send them to school ."
Then I told them about our work at Children of Hope School. We assured them that they don't have to pay any money for their children's education. We said, if they will send them to our school, we promise to give them a uniform and a daily meal at school, as we do for every child who comes to our school. Sharukh's parents happily agreed to send their three children to school.
Arun is a 7-year old Boy. His father always drinks alcohol and doesn't do anything. His mother is a janitor in a hospital. Kishan has an older Brother. His name is Kishan, a 10-year old boy. His mother is the only one who earns money for the family. She is not earning enough to take care of her family's needs.
She always thinks about both of her sons and their future. Kishan and Arun were spending the whole day wondering here and there. Some time they collected garbage and sold it to a junk shop to get money. No one is taking care of them after their mother goes to the hospital. They did not take a bath for a long time. Their mother saw the condition of her two sons and was very sad.
One day someone told her about the Children of Hope School. She went there and asked about the school from the school staff. She got the information that Children of Hope School provides free education for needy children. She became very happy upon learning this. She started both children in school. Now she does not worry about her children's education. She believes that her children's future is bright in the school. Kishan has been sponsored. Arun still needs to be sponsored to receive everything the school can provide.
Rohit is a 5-year old Boy. He has an older Sister who is 7-years old. His father is a painter and his mother is a house wife. His situation at home is very bad. His mother is always ill, and his father's whole earnings go to pay for her medicine. His father is learning stitching work to earn extra money to take care of their children and his wife. He sent his wife and children to the village to live.
After that he felt guilty; he was very much disturbed because of his wife's health. Therefore, he was not able to give consideration to his children's education. After completing 3 months, when his wife and children came back, his father felt the need to send their children to school. Rohit's father had known a teacher at the school. He came to the school with the teacher. He told us the situation with his family.
When he got to know from the teacher about the arrangement at the school, he became very much happy. Now, Rohit is studying with his sister in school. His father and mother are very happy to see their children in School.
Rishika I encountered a girl named Rishika. In her house there is no electricity and little food. Her family is living in an unauthorized area. After her sister's death, everything in her home came to an end. Her father lost his job, and started living in illness. We went to her house and talked to her mother asking why she is not educating her children. Rishika's mother said 'I am alone to look after my family. I have three children. I wanted to do something for them, but I said there is not much I can do. When I said this, the mother started to cry.
Then we talked to Rishika who, like other children, wanted to go to school. After hearing this we stepped forward and decided to help the mother in educating her child. We gave Rishika admission to Children of Hope School. Now Rishika has learned to write and speak well. Her mother is glad to see that her child like other children goes to school and that her dream is coming true.
Jyoti is a 6-year old girl. Her Parents were living in the village area which was 100 km. from Jaipur. She has one younger Brother whose name is Vinit. Vinit is a 5-year old Boy. Jyoti's father worked with grazing cows in the forest when they lived in the village. Her mother was a house wife.
Her father left his house because of a fight among his brothers. Then they moved to Jaipur and are living in a rented home. After some time, it became more costly to live in the city area than the village. Her father occasionally gets works as a helper laborer. They felt more comfortable after getting the labor jobs. Her father used to earn daily bread and give it to the family.
When Jyoti's mother used to see other children going to school, she started worrying about Jyoti's and Vinit's studies, because they had dropped out of school in the village. After some time, their father moved the family to their rented room near in the Children of Hope School area. Their Mother used to see other children going to school every day near their rented room.
Then her mother started a discussion with the children's parents about Children of Hope School. She found that this school is meant for poor children, where children's futures are embellished without money. Their mother was very happy to learn about the school. She enrolled Jyoti and Vinit in the Children of Hope School. Now their Parents are very happy to see Jyoti and Vinit in school. They always give Thanks to school staff. Jyoti and Vinit need to be sponsored to receive everything the school can provide.
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