Home for the Children coming up
Sensing the helpless condition of the children who had very good capability in learning yet had to succumb to the fate due to their being born in those poor circumstances, we decided to take some children into our home and take care of them and to send them to the school. We began with 3 children- Suma, Sathya and Mani. Suma was motherless and was being ill treated by her stepmother. Mani was total orphan and Sathya is the first one among the 4 born to a single mother from the Tribal village of Bokkapuram. These three children stated to live with us and eat with us. We sent them to the local school. This was the small beginning of the “Good Shepherd Orphanage”. The number increased every year. Until 2000, the children were living with us in the rented houses and we had to shift the houses several times. We had much bitter experiences from the house owners as well. In 2000, Lord provided us with a piece of land and a house to live. We were able to build a temporary house for the children in the same compound. Now as the small girls grew up to maturity, we had to make another building for the girls to live separate. The boys are still living the old temporary shed and the girls in the new building. We are yet to finish the upper story for the boys so that all the children can live in the same building.
All the children are so happy and satisfied not because of the food and accommodation but because of their enjoyment of the freedom and self respect they receive here in Good shepherd.