A Message from the Executive Director
Your Sponsorship is Protecting Children
As I travel through India each year to visit our schools, I am so encouraged by the children I meet and the evidence of sponsorship changing their lives. But I am also overwhelmed at the number of street children who are not in our schools and who are at risk on many different levels.
In many cases, Dalit mothers and fathers simply do not have a means of providing safe environments for their children. Sponsorship can provide parents with the help they need to protect their children. Our schools provide education and literacy crucial to bettering their futures and these schools are critical in protecting children. If a child remains at our schools from Kindergarten through Grade 10, that child is protected and cared for, and is much less likely to suffer abuse.
Every child sponsored, and every child enrolled at a Good Shepherd School, is one less child recorded in the statistics of children at risk.
The new school year is beginning in India, and we are building a new school in northern India. Both in this northern village, and others like it, hundreds of children are waiting to be rescued from a life of misery.
We can change their future—one child at a time.
With great appreciation,