After 53 years of happy and contented marriage, the death of his wife, Kathleen, left an indescribable void in Ted’s life. However, in 2001, Ted Moreman was inspired by the words of Anita, when she was the guest speaker at a three day Christian Conference. Ted, aged 80 undertook a sponsored walk from Bristol to Ilfracombe in Devon England and raised £25,000 to buy a fourth permanent Home for the under privileged children rescued by El Shaddai. After the subsequent sale of his book about his walk, funds rose to an amazing, £32,000.
His fundraising enabled us to buy renovate and furnish The House of Kathleen our 4th Home for the underprivileged children rescued by El-Shaddai. The House was named after Ted’s late wife Kathleen and was bought in the spring of 2002 and work began on the modernisation and decoration in earnest so it could be ready for the children in early June.
The House of Kathleen was inaugurated by Mr. Remo Fernandes, in the presence of few dignitaries at that time, Adv. Francis D’souza, Minister for Law & Information Technology, Mr Dayanand Mandrekar, and Minister for Agriculture and Assagao Sarpanch Mr. Victor D’souza. The children moved in straight away & it now houses approximately 50 of our youngest children, both boys and girls. Everyone enjoys living at this Home, with its bright clean environment and its large airy rooms and play areas. Today it is a beacon of hope to all the tiny tots on the streets. It is a landmark that we are proud of.
A new toilet block was built and the kitchen completely revamped, after a sparkling coat of paint and colourful cartoon characters on its walls, it looked like a new pin.
The boys when they reach the age of 7 move to Victory House in Saligao and the girls move next door to Rainbow House.