This project will build a residential children’s home for 75 street/slum children in South Goa, India. There are thousands of children living on the streets in Goa. Some are orphans, others are runaways who are trying to escape the horrors that surround their daily lives, and others are the children of migrants from poorer states in India who work at construction sites.
El Shaddai as an organisation exists to open Homes and Shelters for the abandoned street children and for children coming from economically poor or broken families, providing them with the basic necessities of life, so developing their personalities leading to a brighter future. To establish support systems for the weaker sections, women and children of our society. To conduct awareness and educational programmes including medical camps among the slum dwellers.
El Shaddai community centers help thousands of children with food and extra coaching classes from Monday to Friday. The centres provide nutritious meals, remedial classes and counselling. The centres conduct women empowerment projects that help the women with income generation programmes and also distributes goats and chicken to the families who are from the financially backward areas. The other projects being implemented are digging of bore wells in the community to facilitate the availability of clean and fresh drinking water to the people.
“Children are assets of the nation. The main role of us is to provide them with their basic rights and mould them to be the responsible citizens. The initiative taken by the ESCT in comforting the street children with home, food and education is a step in the right direction which needs to be recognized and appreciated. I wish ESCT success in all of their activities.”
“Having seen the charity grow like a child, from its birth through the years to its adolescence, El Shaddai is a joy and pleasure to nurture. However, none of this was possible without the generosity of our supporters! Thank You and please keep supporting our work!.”
“There is often no way of knowing how God will reward us for our efforts. What counts is that to sow the seeds add water to them and let the lord produce the results.
“I really appreciate the splendid work your doing to educate orphans, children from the slums and those from economically backward families. I had an opportunity to visit your school in 2004 and it has since then come to my knowledge that your school has grown in strength and knoweledge.May God enable you to continue with your dreams of braining joy to the downtrodden children.”