2Deepthi 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.)
3Deepthi Balika Bhavan Where is Deepthi Balika Bhavan located? Country: IndiaState: KeralaDistrict: HaripadCity: PallipadAddressDeepthi Balika Bhavan, PallipadPallipad P.O.Haripad, KeralaIndia
4Deepthi 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
5Deepthi 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
6Deepthi 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
7WILL YOU COMMIT TO BEING A SPONSOR? Deepthi Balika BhavanWILL YOU COMMIT TO BEING A SPONSOR?