We see a remarkable difference in the students before being sponsored and after, and I'm sure you do too. Thank you for the difference you have made in the lives of these children. We all see the new hope in their eyes and smiles. — Pastor Ravi
January 04, 2017
This is Sahil, he is a 7 year old boy. He is from a poor Muslim family. His mother is a house wife and his father goes to work for daily wages. He has three brothers and three sisters. As he was growing day by day, he started to do rag picking. He used to sell what he found to junk shops and gradually he became greedy for money. Then he started stealing things from the houses of others. I was very disappointed to learn that Sahil started taking alcohol with his friends, his mother told me. The next morning, I went to his small rented house near our school. I met Sahil and the other children. There was no bed in their house to sleep in. They just slept on the ground. The last baby born girl was affected with malnutrition. Update: March 22, 2017, baby girl died. Sahil's family became very upset because of him; he doesn't listen and fears no one. I talked with his parents and asked why they don't send Sahil to school. They replied to me, "We have no money to send him to school nor does he listens to us."
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 son's education. We said, if they will send him to our school, we promise to give him a uniform and a daily meal at school, as we do for every child who comes to our school. Sahil's parents happily agreed to send their son to school, but Sahil didn't want to attend the school. Every morning he runs from the house. However, we worked hard for Sahil and continued our counseling. We used to catch him and bring to school. We showed him love and taught him with love and care.
Now Sahil neither steals things nor collects rags to sell. Sahil is learning to speak properly, to write and read. After seeing the change in Sahil, his parents said to us, "We lost hope that Sahil will study, but now we are very happy to see our child doing well."