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As our Director of International Programs Luis Bourdet continues his visits to our affiliated India, we hear about his visit to the English Medium Hostel, where the english language is a focus in learning.

Welcome to Dornakal

“Within the Dornakal Diocese, Children Incorporated provides support to six programs. One is a childcare center and five are homes or hostels, including the English Medium Hostel. All our affiliated sites are administered by the Church of South India (or CSI), through the bishop in charge, and from its offices in Dornakal. This Diocese is in charge of over 1500 small and big churches and compounds (including schools and hostels) around the Diocese territory. The Bishop of the Diocese, Rev. Dr. K. Padma Rao, who was appointed almost two years ago, is responsible for the upkeep of all churches and facilities within the Diocese. Children Incorporated support allows the children to stay at each center or hostel, and they are provided with food, clothing, boarding, and educational support,” explained Luis.

“Children Incorporated support allows the children to stay at each center or hostel, and they are provided with food, clothing, boarding, and educational support,” explained Luis.

“English Medium Hostel is a small facility that accommodates about 30-35 children who are selected to attend English Medium School. All are boys  who come from remote areas but are taking the initiative to learn English, as the new government mandates, and attend this school to get more adept with the language from an early age. The hostel occupies a small area with two main buildings — one is a small two story dorm, and the other is a kitchen and dining hall, with an adjacent set of toilets. The children have a busy schedule here, as they start their day early at around 5 to 6 a.m., eat, attend school, and come back to the home for a brief rest. Then they do school follow up, some cultural recreational activities, and are off to bed for the next day.”

Visiting English Medium

“The new coordinator, Ms. Aruna Devi, is the superintendent and is in charge of the home. During our visit, she had the opportunity to learn more about our sponsorship program requirements, but she already knew about all the updating and reporting requirements. After a short presentation from the children and a meeting to discuss the importance of writing letters, providing reports, and making sure the funds are properly distributed to the children, we discussed many areas of our support. Ms. Devi shared with us in detail about how she distributes the funds and what they cover. After meeting with the children and touring the facility, we ended our visit,” said Luis.

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