2 Deepthi Balika Bhavan What is Balika Bhavan? A home for girl – children belonging to the humble clan of fisher folk.When did Deepthi Balika Bhavan begin?June 20, 1991Who oversees Deepthi Balika Bhavan?Diocese of Adoor-Mavelikara Sevika SanghomPresident: Suffragan Metropolitan, Rt. Rev. Dr. Joseph Mar IrenaeusSuperintendent: Rev. John P. Oommen5 staff workers (warden, teacher, cooks, etc.)
3 Deepthi Balika Bhavan Where is Deepthi Balika Bhavan located? Country: IndiaState: KeralaDistrict: HaripadCity: PallipadAddressDeepthi Balika Bhavan, PallipadPallipad P.O.Haripad, KeralaIndia
4 Deepthi Balika BhavanHow many girls are taken care of by Balika Bhavan?40 students (Maximum capacity for current building)What age group do these girls belong to?Grades 1 – 10Lower primary, Grades 1-4 – 8 girlsUpper primary & Higher Secondary, Grades 5-10 – 17 girls
5 Deepthi Balika Bhavan What does Balika Bhavan do for these girls? AccomodationBreakfast, lunch, dinner & snacksClothingCover medical expendituresDrive them to and from schoolSchool suppliesPositive, nurturing living environmentHelping them to live out the calling they have to be effective servants of Christ (Note: Most of the children come from Hindu background but have come to accept Jesus as their personal savior through the loving witness of Balika Bhavan).Sunday School & VBSCSSM (Children Special Service Mission)Morning / Evening prayersSunday worship at St. Thomas MTC Pallipad
6 Deepthi Balika Bhavan How is St. John’s MTC involved? 25 families from this parish are sponsorsWhat are the responsibilities of a sponsor family?Pray for Balika Bhavan ministryVisit mission center and learn what Balika Bhavan is doingWitness to others about the mission work of Balika BhavanFinancial commitment of $125 (Rs. 5000) per student / yearGeneral donationDevelopment/expansion of current facilityMedical fund
7 WILL YOU COMMIT TO BEING A SPONSOR? Deepthi Balika BhavanWILL YOU COMMIT TO BEING A SPONSOR?