CITY OF HOPE CHILDREN’S HOME- SOUTH ASIA

ORPHAN CRISIS IN SOUTH ASIA

This particular part of South Asia has the largest child population in the world. Unfortunately, the newest research shows that approximately 4% of the child population in this region are orphans. That’s 20 million children with no family, a number that is projected to increase over the next decade. Orphaned children face extreme vulnerabilities, including sex trafficking, forced child labor, HIV/ AIDS, and substance abuse. Many children have lost their parents because of abandonment due to poverty, illness, and death.

Even children with families in this part of South Asia face unimaginable hardships. Most do not attend school regularly, as they are pressured to go to work and earn money for their families. Health is also a struggle as early 2 million children born per year in this part of the world do not live past the age of five. These issues, combined with an unbalanced caste system make orphaned children in South Asia most at risk.

CITY OF HOPE CHILDREN’S HOME

Beginning in 2005, plans were made to build an orphanage in this particular region in South Asia. For years, they prayerfully gathered resources and asked that God would complete the work He had begun. Finally, an organization came alongside and helped fund the completion of the home. By 2009, City of Hope had altogether more than 10,000 square feet of facilities to care for orphaned children. Today, City of Hope is home to more than 40 boys and girls. The home has become a place known to protect and provide for the hurt and wounded children of their society. City of Hope was originally called Kalamusu Kadella, translated “the nest of many colors.” It is a fitting title. This home is much like a nest, where children from wildly varying circumstances can come. In this nest, they are well cared for. They are nurtured back to health. And, most importantly, they are loved.

Serving Orphans Worldwide travels to every orphanage we partner with to ensure needs are legitimate and 100% of funds distributed goes to the livelihood of the children.

PROMINENT ISSUES

Abandonment

In this part of South Asia, poverty causes many parents to leave their children. Family conflict also causes children to slum on the streets because they’re trying to escape dangerous home lives.

Human Trafficking

This part of South Asia is considered a major source country for human trafficking of men, women, and children. Children who have been abandoned are most vulnerable to being victims of this crime.

Natural Disaster

Natural disasters in this region have led to a wide number of displaced people; City of Hope is bridging the gap for those children with nowhere to go.

HOME

The compound contains 9 buildings, which function as dorms, offices, a kitchen, a chapel, a library and a place for some of the staff to live. The children have a warm place to sleep, however, are in need of new mosquito nets.

EDUCATION

All of the school aged children at City of Hope attend a public school. The children are safely transported to and from school via a vehicle, owned by the home. They are provided with necessary supplies in order to have the best chance at succeeding.

FAITH

The ultimate goal of the home is to provide a place where children can grow up, knowing about the hope and salvation found in Christ. All of the children at City of Hope go to church and have their own Bible. 

HEALTH

The home farms its own plot, providing food for the children. The children eat 3 meals a day of mostly curry, chicken, rice, and vegetables. When a medical emergency arises, they are taken to a public hospital nearby. For extreme situations, they are taken to a private hospital.

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