Bontha Esudas Indian Mission
The churches of Christ in India greet you

Christian School and Children Home:

India has been placed in a special position in the world and is becoming an economically rich country. This development is limited to a select group of rich Hindu in the country. The Rich higher caste people are receiving educations while the lower caste are being denied these opportunities.  There are many challenges borne by Christians and lower cast people. Special quality education, health and common needs are limited to select groups only. Education and Healthcare have become thriving businesses. The more fortunate people sell education and Healthcare for a cost that the Christians and lower caste citizens cannot afford. Education is in the hands of Hindu higher cast people. Many private or corporate schools have been established and they are collecting large amounts of money to get quality teachers and are able to provide a good education to those who are able to afford it.  This is a great problem for the Christians and Lower caste people because they cannot afford this education. 

Why we  have Established a Christian School and Childrens Home:

1. Christian parents are uneducated and cannot teach their children.

2. They live in rural areas and are agricultural laborers. 

3. Their incomes are very low and suffer from extreme poverty. 

4. Education is financially unattainable.

5. Poor children contribute to feeding the family. The cost of sending a child to school is more than a family can endure.

6. Christians and the poor are at the mercy of higher cast people for jobs and wages.

Our Aim and objectives:

Most of the Christians are lower cast people in India. Because of widespread poverty and illiteracy, the church cannot became self supportive. Many missionaries are trying to do good works and evangelizing India. Due to poverty churches who depend on foreign support disappear daily.  As Christians become educated they will become healthier and wealthier people. So they will be able to support the church through the contribution thereby causing the church to be self supportive.

Challenges of establishing a Christian School and Children Home:

A school capable of this will not be established in a short time frame. And it will not be possible to do it with a single man. This is going to require the hard work, patience, time and dedication of many people working together. There are few basic needs in order to start and operate a Christian School and children's home.  A Christian school has been started by Esudas thanks to the generosity of his supporters but it has a long way to go in order to meet the goals set before it. 

 We are in need of 4 main things on a continual basis.

1. Physical Resources.  There are physical needs like land, buildings, furniture, play ground equipment and other items for teaching purposes. Most of these things are in the hands of the Hindus now and cannot be obtained by the lower caste people.

2. Human Resources. There is a need of staff fulfilling positions of headmaster, superintendent, teachers, clerk, night watchman, janitor, cook and other workers.

3. Financial need. We need to find supporters who will fund all of the things we plan to achieve on an ongoing basis. Small, medium, and large donations will be useful. We are able to purchase many things for very little money; with a single cent we can purchase a slate pencil.

4.  A bus for transportation.  Transportation is an issue to overcome with the Christian school.  Children from neighboring villages cannot attend the school because there is no transportation for them.  Esudas has been successful in raising the money and acquiring a bus to transport more children from the neighboring villages and communities to the school on a regular basis.  This bus is very expensive to keep registered, operate and maintain.

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"Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost:  Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world."
Matthew 28:19-20
 
 
 
 
 
 
School and Home plan:

The School plan acts as an important role in the quality education. For the quality education we need to have a good atmosphere and location. If the atmosphere is good children will be attentive and studious.

1. Facilities will have an affect on children’s health.

2. School plan needs to outline the running of the school in right manner.

3. Adequate facilities ensure efficient learning.

Different requirements of Christian School and Home plan:

1. Class Rooms: We have to construct the class rooms based on the number of students. Correct size and ventilation are very important.  Thanks to the contributions of many, this process has only just begun.

2. Staff Room: We have to have staff room for the school to function at a high level. The room will be useful as a break room and resource room to prepare lessons. The teachers will keep their books, other valuable things in that room.

3. Principal room: The principal will be there to organize the school and to take care of the children. This room will serve as an office.

4. Front Office room: All of the administration things like record keeping. The Clerk and all other files will be in that room.

5. Toilets: We need to construct toilets on the basis of students.

6. Library room: A library is needed for the students to research for reports.

7. Rooms for Children home. We will need a room for boys and a room for girls and one room kitchen and dining hall.

 It requires much hard work to see it come into existence. If we have all of these items then we will have reached our goal. 

Who we Consider as Orphans

The groups we are trying to reach are the marginally poor, living outside mainstream society, and illiterates. We are also trying to reach those families that can afford to offer a meal once a day and those who are able to send their children to school. If we can bring these children into our fold and then train and nurture them in the Gospel from childhood we will have reached three generations of Christians.

Foundation of School and Children home:

The new school has started with a limited number of students, few teachers, and little funds, so it will start small and will, Lord willing, grow each year so that it will become a large school in the future. We have started with basic school with three primary grades. The grades include LKG, UKG and 1st Class or in the United States kindergarten, first and second grade. We hope to add one class per year and build a new classroom for each class each year based on funds availability.

We have started this program at the bare minimum and as of now it is operating from Esudas home.  In the future we hope to add the other rooms as the facility grows. Lord willing, it will contain a front room which would serve as an office. Behind that there would be a kitchen/dining hall for feeding the children. And along side of those two rooms a classroom would serve as classroom/library. A possible fourth room could be located above the first floor which would be an open room to house boys, or it could be placed behind the kitchen/dining hall. It is important to note, feeding students is a custom in India. It would be equivalent to a school in America not having a cafeteria. The school cannot exist without feeding the children.

For now we have started this project in Esudas house by constructing two temporary rooms where he purchased some land by the side of his home.  This school has been made possible only by the generous contributions of Esudas' supporters.  This school will not continue to exist without support.  It is beyond the financial capabilities of the lower caste people to sustain this facility.  Esudas needs continual support in order to maintain this work.  If you would like to be a part of this work and help the poor children of India in this area receive a basic education, please contact Esudas directly and let him know. 

Thank You for your interest. 

Pictures of the Students