|September 2017||We are pleased that the Indian Boarding Home in the rural town of Chikkaballapura celebrated its fifth anniversary this year. The children are still living in a rented house. The dream in a quiet environment to move into a house is now moving closer and closer..|
|Juni 2017||The Indian St. Paul’s friends visited us in Germany. They presented themselves and the project of our partner St. Peter and Paul. Questions were answered and possible ambiguities were clarified. Afterwards, we have teamed up and worked together for the future. It was possible to get to know German friends. And it was a great pleasure to meet you for the 5th anniversary! It is still to say that we are taking children from families. Homesickness or missing the child is normal. Therefore it can also happen that a child goes back to his family. Why is that? Families in India who have not been in contact with education or opportunities through education usually do not recognize the value of this. It is also here, and everywhere in the world, the natural right of the parents and the child to be with his beloved. A second chance, a possible return, is usually not possible, since the place is occupied quite quickly after.The two major recurring questions we would not like to deprive you of:Why do we only pick up guys?In Chickballapur there is already a children’s home with educational possibilities for girls. Furthermore, Indian society is usually not willing to allow female education. That is, if we want to change something, so was our thought, we give the boys the values and norms to change the future with education and thus the educational chances of their children. But it is too often that girls have to be housewives. It is a long and complicated matter and we hope that we can clarify any questions more intensively. In addition, we have started a boarding house with boys and since 2013 a mixed house is forbidden. So we stayed with him. We are aware that the female population in India is disadvantaged, education is supposed to happen gender-independent, but somewhere we must and want to start.Where do the donations come from? The donations come from Germany and from India. German friends support the construction and the school visit. The Indian friends support the running costs: food, doctor etc. It is still to say that we are taking children from families. Homesickness or missing the child is normal. Therefore it can also happen that a child goes back to his family. Why is that? Families in India who have not been in contact with education or opportunities through education usually do not recognize the value of this. It is also here, and everywhere in the world, the natural right of the parents and the child to be with his beloved. A second chance, a possible return, is usually not possible, since the place is occupied quite quickly after.The two major recurring questions we would not like to deprive you of:Why do we only pick up guys?In Chickballapur there is already a children’s home with educational possibilities for girls. Furthermore, Indian society is usually not willing to allow female education. That is, if we want to change something, so was our thought, we give the boys the values and norms to change the future with education and thus the educational chances of their children. But it is too often that girls have to be housewives. It is a long and complicated matter and we hope that we can clarify any questions more intensively. In addition, we have started a boarding house with boys and since 2013 a mixed house is forbidden. So we stayed with him. We are aware that the female population in India is disadvantaged, education should happen gender-independent, but we must and want to start somewhere.Where do the donations come from? The donations come from Germany and from India. German friends support the construction and the school visit. The|
|Mai 2017||Namaste! Hello again! The long schoolholidays are over.. and the new academic year began.The New children for our Home have started joining. We have two new boys joined today by name Jude and Yogesh. We are expecting some more boys for
the admission. Some boys completed the 10th standard and left the St.Pauls Home thankfully to begin a further education! So happy for that!
|The co-founder Lara Adamiec visited St. Paul’s Home and was warmly welcomed by friends of St. Paul’s Trust. Former guys, who reached their school leaving through our support, came to visit. We visited our site and were happy about the progress. The reinforced concrete beams are already standing and the first layers of the foundation. Thanks to your support, we have achieved a lot, but are still dependent on your support. At this point: Thanks to all friends and supporters!|
|April- June 2016||The time of the holidays was used to agree new goals, plan the construction of the new nursery and talk about the finances. Since we also take in children with families, it is possible that children will stay with their families after the holidays and will not return. However, the insight of the return is usually late and in the middle of the school year, so a resume is sometimes not possible. Sometimes families have also been regenerated financially and healthily thanks to the support of St. Paul’s Home so that children can live there again. At this point, we would like to reiterate that this has to be taken into account in the case of individual sponsorships. We should also report that after a few bureaucratic obstacles, we can finally start the next construction project. Thanks to the people of St. Paul’s Trust for their patience, good communication and creative power. In particular, we thank our supporters. All the guys have done very well in their exams. In some comparisons of their testimonies, it becomes clear that they have improved tremulously enormously. Also the health condition of some guys has improved a lot. Now the guys in their two-month vacation visit their families.|
|March 2016||Now two boys are standing before their graduation. A few of the first guys will leave St. Paul’s Home in April with a school leaving after the 10th grade. We will offer you further funding if a further degree is sought.|
|January 2016||With great support during the Christmas season, we can now continue to invest in our construction. We are right in the starting holes! But now the application has to be approved again and our partners of the St. Paul’s team in India always make sure that the construction of the next project begins.|
|December 2015||The boys of St. Paul’s Homes are currently preparing for the Christmas season. For even if not all children are Christians, it is often celebrated in the home. Because it is about commonality and about being there for other people. The St. Paul’s team in India is full of efforts to provide a nice Christmas party. There will be no lack of gifts. „Maybe it’s a great feat with heroes like last year,“ Lara told Raju, one of the residents, during a phone call. Who knows?|
|November 2015||The boy is doing well and they are still looking forward to the coming together and, of course, to the coming Christmas season.|
|September 2015||More boys have moved into our boarding home and a few have left it unfortunately. We think back to every person whose life has enriched St. Paul’s Home. We are happy about what is, and what remains.|
|June 2015||On 12.09.16 our club meeting takes place!
We and especially yours support these guys, their education, the future and especially their families. In India, there are many families who give up their existence to enable their child to be educated and thus the hoped-for way out of poverty. Through your / your support also the families of the St. Paul’s boys helped and creates relief.
The I.M.E.W. And St. Paul’s Home is very happy,
that we can add more St. Paul’s boys by supporting our friends and supporters.
Representatives of the government were also visiting us. Tasks, goals and constitution of the St. Paul’s Trust and St. Pauls’s Homes were asked and acknowledged with great interest and praise.
The school fees were passed and the children returned to St. Paul’s Home in June.
Our Indian friends also encouraged support for children outside St. Paul’s Home. However, this is only possible after the construction contract.
|May 2015||In the future, St.Paul`s Home will also support children and their families in the neighborhood, which we are following with approval and enthusiasm from the IMEW team in Germany. This is done, inter alia, to an improved local anchoring of St.Paul’s Home, and the project will benefit significantly more children and their families|
|April 2015||In India, the St. Paul’s boys are preparing for the upcoming tests and then travel to their families over the summer holidays. They are supported by the St. Pauls team, who can help them with questions and offer study periods. As our housemother retires, we have made a search for a person who can represent her office. The St. Pauls team has chosen Benny, a young dynamic man from the Christian community of Chickballapura. He supports the boys in the daily, school and playful daily routine.Srinivas has been visiting St. Paul’s home for half a year and has lived very well. He appreciated the regular food, schooling and living together with his St. Paul’s brothers.Construction: The construction process is developing. The fence stands and now a hole has been drilled to get good water. After long drilling, this is done and the water pump installed. Next, the foundation is to be laid. The completed construction of St. Paul’s Home creates more capacity for more seats at St. Paul’s Home. The Indian-German foundation team is looking forward to it.We have new flyers! If you are interested, please write to us and we will also send you flyers to you. It’s such a great project. It is worth talking about!|
|March 2015||The school tests are now starting in April and the boys are busy learning. We keep our children’s fingers crossed so they can get through this stressful time.|
|February 2015||Exams will start in April, so our children started learning diligently. We wish all the best for them to pull through this tough time.
Because of St. Paul’s Home’s support, not only the children but also the parents can be relaxed: The financial burden of school fees is taken from them. Since living in St. Paul’s Home, the achievements in school have approved a lot.
|January 2015||New pictures arrived from India.
The pump house has been constructed. A further step towards our new St. Paul’s Home!
Borewell is done, now the
|December 2014||St. Paul’s Home wants to thank all its supporters and especially IMEW, our German support club.
We wish everyone a wonderful Christmas time. The family trust has organised a beautiful Christmas function for our children. Even Santa Claus came to visit and brought some useful presents (such as new clothes).
2014, Christmasfunction- St.Pauls Trust- St. Pauls Home
|November 2014||The digging for our new borewell proceeds: After a prayer, the digging works could start. After 24 m depth, there is still no clean water available. So, further digging has to be done in the next weeks.
We thank Inner Wheel Club Hannover, Germany for their generous support.
|October 2014||We are looking for a new warden, because our current warden, A.S. Vasantha wants to retire from the daily work in the home (however, she already retired from her job as principal).The German Peter and Paul’s Church in Neustadt/Rübenberge wants to support St. Paul’s Home.
The borewell could be dug, finally. We are happy to see the development of our project.
|June 2014||Everyone returned happily from their summer holidays. However, Karthik won’t return to St. Paul’s Home because Karthik’s family persuaded his mother to keep him at home, despite of all the difficulties she has to face. They assured to bear costs for Karthik’s food and education.We are sad about that, because Karthik felt comfortable in the home and was very responsible. However, we can give the opportunity of healthy food and good education to another needy child, Srinivas.
This year’s school fees and book expenses were born by the German supporing foundation IMEW.
|April 2014||We are happy to inform you that the fencing of our land could be finished. Now, the land can’t be legally taken away by neighbours any more.|
|December 2013||Advent season arrived in St. Paul’s Home! All preparations for Christmas are done.Two months before, a second volunteer from Germany – Jasper – joined our project. Our „old“ volunteer Jannik has to leave India after one year of service.
After Dasara Holidays in their familes, all children were checked medically – thankfully, they are all well.
Before all children return to their homes again for Chrismas holidays, a small celebration was conducted. There were songs, food and Christmas presents. All children were given new clothes, and a donator gave wall paint for the rooms. A lot of comic drawings now decorate the newly painted walls.
|November 2013||In Germany, we started a sponsorship programme. A sponsor (godparent) can donate regularly money for a child or for the project as such and exchange letters.|
|21.09.2013||Lara Adamiec did a foundraising event in the name of St. Pauls home. She organised an Indian afternoon with children aged between 3 to 12. Afterwards the parents came and enjoyed an Indian show with dance, fashion parade and indian languages. She told the parents whats the St. Pauls Home about and together with the IMEW she gave an update and information!
This was a project from children, for children!
|05.09.2013||Today we had a special day with two events. On the one hand we celebrated Darshan’s Birthday and secondly the kids did a surprise celebrations on the occasion of Teacher’s day. We all enjoyed it with cake and ice-cream and sang some nice songs.|
|11.08.2013||Today, our new volunteer Jasper arrived who’ll help Jannik in St. Paul’s Home. In the end of July, Guillermo returned back to Costa Rica.|
|16.07.2013||Reuse, reduce, recyle:
Today we make an „ambiental“ proyect with our kids. The purpose was to teach them a little bit about how to take care of our planet,by making some small changes like teach them how to re use things or to reduce the consume of water or energy. This is very important, most in a country like India where people doesn´t thing to much about taking care of our enviroment. Also the kids make some musical instrument with some re used material. They have lots of fun and they were enjoying a lot.
|05.06.2013||Now, three more boys live in St. Paul’s Home: Pratheep (14), Darshan (10), Paul Rakshith (14).Pratheep’s parents are casual workers and have seven family members to feed. This is why they couldn’t bear the school fees. Paul Rakshit’s and Darshan’s parents are farmers and earn some 50€ per month which is low, also in India.|
|08.03.2012||Four of our boys have finally completed all exams and the school stress is over. The results will be announced in one month. If there are no further activities in school, the kids can already go home to their parents.|
|25.02.2013||Today, we went on a trip to Bengaluru (for some of the children it was the first time there!). After exploring the science park we have watched a show in the planetarium. Afterwards, we went to the Bull Temple and its park. Finally, we played in Lalbagh Botanical Gardens.|
|15.02.2013||Marcel returned back to St. Paul’s Home to visit the children. Additionally, we got support by the German volunteer Rebecca who came to get to know the work in our home and bring in some ideas for two weeks.|
|24.12.2012||For Christmas and New Year, the children go back home to their parents. We wish all of you a happy new year, seeing you next year!|
|10.12.2012||Today we celebrate Christmas in St. Paul’s Home. The children are very excited! They sing, dance and of course show the nativity play.|
|27.11.2012||Here you can see one of the monthly statements of finances:Ausgaben des St. Paul’s Homes Oktober 2012|
|20.10.2012||The children went home to their parents for two weeks due to Dasara holidays. We wish all the families a wonderful Dasara festival!|
|16.10.2012||Today there is a „Pasta Night“!The children cook pasta with tomato sauce themselves after they have bought the vegetables on the market.|
|August 2012||Guillermo from Costa Rica is sent to St. Paul’s Home as our new volunteer. He studied psychology and is 23 years old. He shows the kids how to play the guitar and teaches them in English.|
|20.07.2012||St. Paul’s Home was opened on June 10, 2012 in the semi-rural town Chikkaballapura and already offers seven boys a new home. This home is a „home away from home“ for underpriviledged deserving children who belong to financially and socially backward families. By taking the children to this home we help those families because their financial capacities are not sufficient to give their children a good quality future.Every first Sunday of the month the families are allowed to visit their children und spend some time with them.We teach them moral values, social interaction and other basic needs for their development.The boys attend a closeby English medium school. The teachers report that their school performance improves and is promising. We plan to take a tuition teacher for the children who helps them in their weak subjects.Likewise, we care for spiritual education. The children attend the chruch service every Sunday and every morning and evening there is a small prayer in which the children also sing songs. Of course, we offer the children a lot of play time in which they can enjoy life and be creative.Our thoughts are targeted to 2015, in which we want to realise the idea of an own, bigger and close to nature building. This way, we can also extend our spatial capacities and take more children. At present, we live in an alternative rent house because our financial capacities were not sufficient in the beginning.|
|01.06.2012||The beds were delivered yesterday morning and erected immediately! Children are coming daily – by now there are three boys: Bandhan, Vishnu and Jashwanth. A new rule could make it possible to send a few children to good schools for free…|
|21.05.2012||On Monday, May 21, 2012, we had interviews with children and their families. This really was not easy, especially because we had to decide wether we accept or not accept them. Anyhow, we admitted six children already!
Besides, a beautiful wall painting by Lara now decorates the big wall next to the entrance!
|20.05.2012||On Saturday and Sunday (May 19/20, ’12) was the house warming funtion of the owners for the house. From Monday on, we can move into it and will have the interviews wirh the boys on Monday! New fitments: dust bins, toilet brushes and Gandhiji picture.|
|April-May 2012||Sorry for the long time without any news, but since it was holiday and therefor travelling time for us three team members, we could not put any news on this website. But now, you get them all at once:
1) The registration of the land has been postponed by the government office all the while – since January! Now, we decided to put our focus for the next two or three years on the rent house – also becuase it is the financially more stable option. Once the uncertainties will be cleared and we’ll have some more financial back-up, we can start the building at the wonderful site.2) At the time, we visit several schools which we can admit the children to. It schould be English medium at any rate. But of course, the quality of teaching and extra-curricular activities, violence, school fees and much more also play important roles.3) The interviews with the children and their families have begun. We talk to every child and check the social and financial background as well as the „ability“ to live in the boarding home. The decision, which child will move into the home, will presumably be made on May 22 and simultanuosely, we will decide which school will fit best to the children.4) Works like buying a fridge and washing machine or providing a telephone connection are also done at the time.5) Apart from that, we try to receive a short term volunteer who can support us three between June and August, because we don’t have very much time for we work in other projects as well and will travel back in July.
On Sunday, March 11, 2012, the land was inaugurated and the ground-breaking celebrated. Photos can be found in the gallery.
|December 2011||Finally, the land was registered (the offices needed more time). Very soon, we can start the work there. Since the buildings will be ready by September, we will rent the smaller house in Chickballapur for the period between June and the beginning of October.|
|St. Paul’s Home is now at betterplace.org and can be supported via this fundraising website: http://www.betterplace.org/en/projects/8596-st-pauls-home|
|November 2011||This way, we get nearer and nearer to our aim to build up this project and erect a boarding home that offers a future to poor children and leads to more opportunities in their lives. Even if it is just a small contribution, it is one part of the whole and another step towards the big aim. It’s the thought that counts.|