Church of Scotland Guild Project

The Free to Live Trust is delighted and excited to partner with the Guild 2018-21.

Together we will change the lives of some of the most exploited women and children in the world.





Our Partnership Goals.

With the support of the Guild we plan to develop Seema’s Project as follows.

  1. Start a lunch programme for children of the red-light district.
  2. Double the number of children cared for at the Bori Home.
  3. Rescue and rehabilitate some of the trafficked sex workers.
  4. Provide skills training for the teenagers when they leave school

Contact Us:

To arrange a speaker please email:

Or phone :  07484310272

Office address: 20 Lochbank Road, Forfar, DD8 3HL.


June -July 2019

Guild Talks:

We are delighted that so many Guilds have shown interest in our work again this year. We have received many invitations to speak at meetings from north, south, east and west.  We look forward to meeting many new faces, worshiping with you and sharing  about the work of the Free to Live Trust.

In Bori the children have been given new school uniforms in preparation for the next year at school.

Sports kits have also been renewed.

We are excited to report that Laxmi, one of our older girls, has passed her final school exams. She has a place at Shardha College, in the county town of Baramati where she will study horticulture. Shardha College was established by Seema’s father-in-law  the Rev Hari Waghmode who received his undergraduate training at Wilson College in Bombay in the sixties – it was run by the Church of Scotland.

Prayer Points:

Please remember all the children as they prepare to start the new school year. Pray especially for Laxmi who will leave Bori and live in the college hostel while she studies.

Thank you.

FTLT Team.




May-June 2019

Thanks to the arrival of  funds from the Guild, Seema and her team have been in a position to restart the feeding programme in Pune’s red-light district.  Seema began  her outreach to the street children of the red-light district several years ago. However, due to the financial pressures of supporting the children in the centre at Bori this had to stop.

According to Seema there are over a hundred children on the streets of this poor district; the children of the sex workers are turfed out of the brothels at a very young age to fend for themselves. Thanks to the support of the Guild Seema has set up a feeding programme of a nutritious meal six days a week for at least fifty children. This will be run by Renu a young woman helped by Seema in the past.

Through this programme, Seema plans to rescue even more vulnerable children.

Prayer Points:

Please pray for Renu as she develops this feeding project and that the most at risk children will be identified and helped.

Thank you.



April 2019

The  Church of Scotland Project Coordinators Conference was held in Edinburgh on Thursday April 11th. It was hard to believe a year had passed since the launch of the six new projects. It was good to chat with Project Coordinators from across Scotland and make plans for the coming year. Speaking with other Project Leaders and hearing their news and updates was very uplifting. A good day was had by all who attended. Lets hope the next year doesn’t go by so quickly.

St Paul and St George Church Edinburgh


Prayer Points:

After the atrocities in Sri Lanka, please pray for Christians in India. Please continue to pray for Seema and her team for their safety and for the protection of their church communities.

Thank you,

FTLT Team.



March 2019

As we come to the end of the first year of the Guild Partnership, the Trustees of the FTLT would like to thank all of the Guilds who have invited us to their meetings to share the work of the Trust. Thank you, not only for your financial support but for your prayers too. We look forward to worshiping and sharing with many more of you in the years a head.

We were delighted to receive the first payment from the Guild. With this money we will initiate our  feeding programme aimed at supporting  some of the street children of the Pune’s red-light district. There are over one hundred street children in the area and the project will cater for fifty of the most needy children.

The building of the boys home at Bori is almost complete with the first of the older boys now in residence.  Guild funds will help to fund additional staff and with the fixtures and fittings necessary for the expansion at the Bori Centre.

Over the last few months Seema and her staff have rescued three sex workers. These young women will be rehabilitated at Bori where they will be offered training in such skills as hairdressing and dressmaking. One of the young women has re-entered education and she is expected to go to college in the summer.


Prayer Points:

Please pray for Renu, the staff member, responsible for running the feeding programme. Also for Seema, as she recruits additional staff for the Bori Centre.

Thank You,



January 2019

Very early in the New Year our team of four flew out of Edinburgh airport leaving the cold Scottish weather for the warmth of India. After a couple of days in Pune, when we met the Waghmode Foundation Board and visited Kayakalpa Offices in the red-light district, we made the three hour  road trip to visit the children in the Rehabilitation Centre in the village of Bori.  It is always a delight to meet the children again. This was Pam Cairns, co-founder of FTLT, fourth visit to India.  In 2014, Pam first met the children when they were cooped up in two small upstairs rooms in Pune’s red-light district. Now they have a spacious home in the countryside well away from those who would abuse them. The children are well integrated into the local schools and supported by the villagers from the surrounding community. The most striking thing that any visitor to the home will notice is how happy the children are and how well they relate to one another- a credit to Seema and her team.

Prayer Points:

Please pray for Seema and her staff as they make preparations to start the lunch programme in Pune’s red-light district. This programme will provide a nutritious meal for up to fifty of the many street children of the district.

Thank you,

FTLT Team.


December 2018

As we approach the end of the year, we are pleased to report good progress with the boys’ extension wing.

Trustees of the FTLT will be visiting the Project over the coming months and look forward to seeing the progress for themselves. The highlight of any visit to the community at Bori,of course, is meeting with the children again.


                                                                              Building Extension at Bori

Prayer Points:

Please give thanks to the Lord for the over thirty children that Seema’s Project has rescued so far from the streets of Pune. With the new extension and your support we will rescue even more.

Please asked the Lord to guide as we travel through 2019 as we continue to reach out to trafficked sex workers and their children.

Thank you,

FTLT Team.

November 2018

It has been a busy couple of months for our speakers. Our team has travelled the length and breadth of Scotland from Nairn to Newton Stewart. All of our speakers have been encouraged by the warm welcome and the enthusiasm for the work of FTLT. We have met women and men of exceptional commitment to Christ shown through their work with the Guild. It is a privilege for us to be partnering with such a dedicated community; from the smallest to the biggest Guild compassion and love are found in abundance.

Guilds and other church groups meeting together at Nairn Old Parish Church.

Prayer Points:

Please thank God for the many blessings He has showered on Seema’s Project thus far.

Please pray for the children of Bori as they sit their school exams at the end of term.

Thank you.

FTLT Team.


August 2018

The FTLT is delight with the number of requests we have received from Guilds across Scotland for this first project year.

We look forward to meeting your members, worshipping with you and sharing news of  the Trust’s work and Seema’s Project.

Prayer Requests:

Please pray for Seema and her team as they continue to care for the sex workers of the red-light district and their children.

Pray that the building of the boys home extension at Bori will be completed in the near future.

Thank you.