There is an urgent need to have a residential Children’s Home in the South of Goa. We are excited to say that we have found an old Portuguese house in Verna, South Goa. Thanks to our supporters we have the opportunity to open this up as a home for roughly 75 children of South Goa. For a street child, reality often means being lonely and frightened, living in poverty with sickness, exploitation, and the dangers of physical and sexual abuse lurking around. This home has been started to rescue the children of sex workers in Verna and give them a new hope.
El Shaddai, as an organisation, exists to open Homes and Shelters for abandoned street children and for children coming from economically poor or broken families. We provide them with basic necessities to help them develop towards a brighter future and establish support systems. We conduct awareness programmes, educational programmes, and medical camps for those in need.
El Shaddai provides education to economically poor children through various schools. Our system of education is child centred and the teaching approach is activity based. The main aim behind starting the schools are to provide children with an all around education in a non-competitive environment. Our schools are:
– Shanti Niketan School
– First Steps
– Blooming Buds
El Shaddai community centers help thousands of children with food and extra coaching classes (Monday – Friday). The centres provide nutritious meals, remedial classes, and counselling. The centres conduct women empowerment projects that help women with income generation programmes and they also distribute goats and chickens to families who are financially unstable. Other projects being implemented include digging bore wells in communities to allow the availability of clean and fresh drinking water for 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.”
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