As you will have seen on the news bulletins, the situation in India over these last few months has been extremely difficult. Pune and Maharashtra state have been particularly badly affected. The schools and colleges have been closed again and all the children at Bori are having to be home schooled. The children are all safe with very strict controls as to who can access the centre.
Sadly, Seema and Shirish have lost a close relative to this horrible disease. They are both well and have received at least one vaccination to date, so, hopefully, they have some degree of protection. We continue to pray for Seema and Shirish, their family and the children and young people in their care.
Currently FTLT fundraising activities are restricted due to the pandemic, but if you feel you can help us support over sixty children in India please visit our DONATIONS PAGE.
THANK YOU TO THE GUILD
The FTLT’s three year partnership with the Guild finished at the end of March. Our journey together has been a huge privilege for us and an opportunity to see first hand the dedication, faith and commitment of Guild members. The prayerful support of the Guild as well as the amazing fundraising has impacted on the lives of some of the most vulnerable women and children in the world. Thank you.
If you didn’t have a chance to watch the online service of Celebration for the Projects then please click below. .https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jBQ42k0-FBg&t=44s
Our final Guild Newsletter is available March 2021 Leaflet Final
We thank God for the amazing support the FTLT has received for Seema’s Project over these last few years.
Please pray for the safety of our partners, Seema and Shirish, as they continue to shine God’s light in the red-light district, reaching out with love to the women who are forced to work there and their children.
Please pray for all the children in the care of Seema’s Project.
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Thanks to the generous donations of our supporters the Boys’ Extension is now complete and the boys are now in residence.
For Further updates please visit the Guild Project Pages
New Government Rules.
Recent Indian government regulations dictate that boys and girls must live in separate buildings. This was announced to Seema and her staff after a government inspection in December 2017. This was a totally unexpected development. Worthy of note however, is that the government inspectors were very impressed with the home at Bori.
This new legislation is affecting all NGO’s in India so, Seema informed the FTLT that she has no option but to comply. The Board of FTLT accepted that the only solution is to build a new facility for the boys.
To achieve this the Trust, in consultation with our partners in India -the Waghmode Foundation, agreed to send capital that was earmarked for the running costs of the home to build the new accommodation.
If you would like to help us with the running costs of the Bori Home, please consider giving a small amount each month by Standing Order .
Co- founder of FTLT ,Avril Duncan, and her team visited Bori last month and were invited to break the ground of the new boys’ home.
The building work is well underway. As well as accommodation for the boys there will be rooms for staff, a sick room and recreation area.
Fundraising continues as we work to complete this new facility.
If you would like to help please visit out Donations Page.