Buds of Christ Charitable Trust

Buds of Christ's vision is to "empower children and enable wellbeing" With the vision our mission is "to love, listen, learn and lead orphans and vulnerable children to live life positively and with dignity and be children of hope and courage to their peers and to their community"
Feb 13, 2017

Celebration at Buds of Christ organised by Buds Leaders

The month of December was very busy and exciting for the children and young people of Buds of Christ. The preparations for the Grand Christmas and New Year programme started from the first week of December with every weekend busy for the event . The Buds leaders took in charge of the organising role and each team were guided by a leader from the Buds leader group.

On 27th of December 2016, the programme enabled the young people at Buds of Christ to take up leadership roles in organising and executing the event. The programme started with the nativity scene presented by the smaller children from 6 years to 13 years. The programme also had songs and dance in between the entire programme depiction. An encouraging sharing was done by Mr. Jeyapaul, Director of Buds of Christ and by Mr. Jacob, Headmaster from the government primary school at Tiruchengode on 27th December 2016.

The testimonial sharing by two children and one widow woman of how they have drawn strength and hope from Buds of Christ through their challenging life situations, built confidence and trust among all the people gathered there for the programme.

The programme ended with felicitation of the guests, honouring the staff of Buds of Christ and the young leaders who dedicated their time for Buds of Christ. A grand feast was provided to 150 participants who attended the programme at Tiruchengode.

We take this opportunity to thank the well wishers for their support towards the gift of dresses, contribution for food, and arrangement. A special thanks to Global Giving donors for their continued support for Buds Children.

Dec 6, 2016

Education support making a way for Young girls in rural areas pursue their dreams

Education for young girls in rural areas from poor families does not depend only on access to educational institutions, but also making a change in the mindset of their family in helping them pursue their goals. In a gender dominated society with wide disparity between girls and boys, the number of girls from poor families being educated till graduation is a struggle. Often the trend is once a girl attains puberty, the girl has to be married off, so that the burden of care is taken away from the mother. This is more severe in families have more than one girl child and if the mother is a widow or the girl is under the care of grandparents.

The project on Educational support for orphan girls through Global giving has helped more than 100 orphan girls to continue schooling, 45 orphan girls have entered colleges for graduation and more than 7 girls have secured jobs after completing their graduation.

Ms.Seetha, 22 years old is one success story, she has completed her B.Sc Nursing despite many oppositions from her relatives and the immediate community. Her strong support was her widowed mother, along with the support of Buds of Christ she did her course in Bangalore city for four years and now she is working as a nurse in a private hospital in Coimbatore.

"I am a nurse now because I had the dream to be one and my mother also stood by me, other wise I would have been married and life would have been just restricted to being only a wife and a mother. Now I am proud to be a nurse and also serve many people who are in need. I am also able to look after my ailing grandmother and my mother affected by chronic illness. Thanks to Buds of Christ and support extended through Global Giving"- expressed Seetha.

In the case of Divya, the eldest child under the care of grandparents, whose parents died of chronic illness, was married off to a business person when she was completing her 12th standard. She was the topper in her school for her 10th standard and wanted to become a teacher in a school. But all her dreams got shattered, when this marriage proposal came when she was to appear for her final exams in her 12th standard. Though she cried and stood against there were no support systems to help her come out of this and thus she was married and now is a  mother of two children at a very young age.

Buds of Christ aims to prevent such instances by working with communities to ensure that young girls from rural families are educated and are able to secure into employment. So that these girls are able to have a productive life for future. The work is not an easy task, as it also involves establishing a trust with the family and also looking at the educational needs of the child. Buds of Christ works with such families right from Grade 1 to ensure that children continue schooling and then also take up higher studies.

Nov 28, 2016

Giving Tuesday: 50% Matching by Global Giving

Dear Friend,

Greetings to you.

This Tuesday is GIVING TUESDAY. 

Give for Orphan Girls in India. Give Education that empowers.

Global Giving and Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation are offering 50% match to your donation.

Click here to GIVE: Educate 100 orphan girls in rural India

Education for young girls in rural areas from poor families does not depend only on access to educational institutions, but also making a change in the mindset of their family in helping them pursue their goals. In a gender dominated society with wide disparity between girls and boys, the number of girls from poor families being educated till graduation is a struggle. Often the trend is once a girl attains puberty, the girl has to be married off, so that the burden of care is taken away from the mother. This is more severe in families have more than one girl child and if the mother is a widow or the girl is under the care of grandparents.

Together, We can break this cycle and provide HOPE in the lives of Orphan Girl Children from rural villages. Give Education that empowers girl children.

Thank you 

Team Buds of Christ

 
   

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