Remembering the Dalit People during Christmas
Message from the executive Director
As we approach the Christmas season, I’m sure we can all agree that we have countless reasons to be thankful. With our families gathered together, what better time than Christmas to share these blessings with our larger, global community?
In rural communities all over India, families are experiencing a very different Christmas season than we do here. Instead of celebrating, many families are facing Christmas Day the same as they would any other day, focusing on survival by working all day in often back-breaking conditions.
Together, we can provide them with a sense of hope, showing them that change is possible. Parents will be given the opportunity to support and even learn from their children.
Once we have built a Good Shepherd School in a community, our efforts not only go into expanding capacity for grades and students, but also into developing the school building as a central community hub.
Your support also enables us to train and subsequently hire health care workers, who are based in the school. From there, they can educate the community about hygiene, health and safety. We also run training courses for women, particularly teaching sewing: a highly employable skill.
Good Shepherd Schools truly affect whole families and entire communities. People like you have been wonderful partners in this life-changing work that is happening all across India. Thank you for your continued interest and involvement during this Christmas season.