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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?

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1 Deepthi Balika Bhavan

2 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, 1991 Who oversees Deepthi Balika Bhavan? Diocese of Adoor-Mavelikara Sevika Sanghom President: Suffragan Metropolitan, Rt. Rev. Dr. Joseph Mar Irenaeus Superintendent: Rev. John P. Oommen 5 staff workers (warden, teacher, cooks, etc.)

3 Deepthi Balika Bhavan Where is Deepthi Balika Bhavan located?  Country: India  State: Kerala  District: Haripad  City: Pallipad  Address  Deepthi Balika Bhavan, Pallipad  Pallipad P.O.  Haripad, Kerala  India

4 Deepthi Balika Bhavan How 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 – 10 Lower primary, Grades 1-4 – 8 girls Upper primary & Higher Secondary, Grades 5-10 – 17 girls

5 Deepthi Balika Bhavan What does Balika Bhavan do for these girls? Accomodation Breakfast, lunch, dinner & snacks Clothing Cover medical expenditures Drive them to and from school School supplies Positive, nurturing living environment Helping 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 & VBS CSSM (Children Special Service Mission) Morning / Evening prayers Sunday worship at St. Thomas MTC Pallipad

6 Deepthi Balika Bhavan How is St. John’s MTC involved? 25 families from this parish are sponsors What are the responsibilities of a sponsor family? Pray for Balika Bhavan ministry Visit mission center and learn what Balika Bhavan is doing Witness to others about the mission work of Balika Bhavan Financial commitment of $125 (Rs. 5000) per student / year General donation Development/expansion of current facility Medical fund

7 Deepthi Balika Bhavan WILL YOU COMMIT TO BEING A SPONSOR?


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