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It's the End of the World, God Is With Us, and we feel fine...

posted Dec 26, 2012, 9:13 PM by Anu Jain

According to the Mayan's and the people who deciphered their 'prophecies', Armageddon was to take place on the 21st of December, 2012. 

While the world was preparing for this great day, the children and teachers at Emmanuel School and the staff of Inheritors was busy preparing for the Annual Celebrations. At about the same time as the world was supposed to end, the children were performing their various dances and singing songs about the season and the goodness of God. 

This year, the children conducted the programme and directed their own English play. It was a proud moment to see how the kids have grown and changed so much over the years.

We thank you for your support over the years and wish you the blessings of Christmas.

Photographs and video clippings of the event will be up shortly.

October Update 2012

posted Oct 15, 2012, 6:59 AM by Anu Jain

Hi again,

These past months have been terribly busy at Inheritors. There has been a lot of upheaval in the office and Emmanuel School. 

In May and early June, there was a clearance of the slum and a lot of families had to leave the area and return to their villages. This meant that the number of children at school reduced. There were a few admissions but a number of parents, unsure of their future in Nari, after admitting their children, moved out after term started. 

There was a lot of planning for the new academic year and a month before school opened, one of the teachers informed us she would not be renewing her contract. Then two days before the year began, another one of the teachers didn't show up for work. The next day she called to say that she got a job in another school and would not be coming back.

Trained English-speaking teachers are very difficult to find here in Nagpur and with no notice given, my mum (Kath) and I decided to take up the teaching at school alongside the administrative work. This has been a challenge but after three months of intense teaching, the children have finally begun to pick up their lessons better.

Work on the land at Gumthi has begun. The land now has the following things:

1. Electricity -  We had to install 12 electrical poles over the two kilometers that separates us from the neighbouring village. It was a difficult decision it meant that we had to spend a considerable amount but this was the only way that we would be able to get electricity on the property. 

2. A Borewell has been dug and tomorrow (16/10/2012) a submersible pump is being installed.

3. A Watchman's cabin (1 room and 1 bathroom) has been built and we now have a watchman living there.

We hope to begin the construction on the wall by the end of October. There have been many festivals over the last month and so the work is going slowly as in India, festivals and festivities mean that there are no labourers. However, there is a break in the festivals towards the end of this month and this is the time that we hope that the wall will be constructed.

We are also planning to plant trees around the property on the 29th of this month.

The children at Emmanuel School have begun preparing for the Annual Function in December. There will be dances and skits and this year we hope to have a few of the children singing both in English and in Hindi. This is something new for them.

There has been an outbreak of various diseases this year. These include a few water-borne diseases and malaria. More recently, there have been a lot of kids out of school because of viral fever and the flu. There were the usual number of chicken-pox cases. We continue to hold bi-monthly medical camps at school. Under the Jars of Cana project, mothers are called and counselled about childcare and healthcare on a monthly basis. There is also a new awareness among the fathers and many of them have begun to take a keen interest in their children's education and their family's welfare.

Inspite of the difficulties faced here, it is encouraging to see these changes after all these years of working in the slum. We hope and trust in His unfailing goodness.

We value your support and thank you for your interest in our projects.

With much gratefulness, 

Anu

New Blog!

posted Feb 28, 2012, 2:57 AM by Anu Jain

Inheritors now has a blog!

To keep up-to-date on the latest articles, please subscribe to the RSS feed... or check back often... 

Please leave comments on what you would like to hear about and see on this website...

God Bless...

Report on the Activities of Inheritors - February 2012

posted Feb 15, 2012, 11:34 PM by Anu Jain

This past year since I wrote, has had its high and low points but as I write, I stand encouraged. Though the year has been slow as far as the construction is concerned and Emmanuel School has had its share of challenges, there has been growth in the work and changes have been seen.

Two new teachers have been appointed in place of those who left. However, there is still a need for qualified and capable teachers as a new class will be added this coming year. The entire school was being held in a single building this past year and with the addition of Std 6 and thus, the growth in number of classes in the school, it has been thought that the primary section be moved to a new premises. A search for a suitable place is underway.

While classes will be held at the new premises, the Sports Day and Annual Christmas Function will continue to encourage the children to participate in the events. Football has been introduced this year.

The Annual Christmas Function drew a larger crowd this year and it is possible that in the coming year, more space will have to be created for the audience. The children performed dances and skits and the chief guest spoke about the meaning of Christmas. The event went smoothly and was greatly appreciated by both the parents and the visitors.

The School Picnic was another highlight of the year. On the 11th of November, the children and teachers took a trip to the Railway Museum at Kadbi Chowk in Nagpur.

Art and Craft competitions were held in September. We are looking into hosting an inter-school art and craft competition for the schools in Naari, facilitate exposure to other children.

Jars of Cana:

The new sewing machines have enabled work with the women to grow. There are currently five women who come every day to learn how to stitch clothes.

Construction in Gumthi:

A room and bathroom have been built on the site in Gumthi. This has been built for a watchman and family. We are in the process of hiring a watchman and should have one soon. In the next two months, drilling for a borewell will be done and a pump will be installed. The front wall and a bridge over the nallah need to be built and we are looking at quotations and funding for the same. 

Medical Camp:

A medical camp was held on 9 February at Naari. 80 people came for general and gynaecological check-ups. We thank Dr Sheela Saha from Daga Hospital, Nagpur and Dr Prakash Jain from Mercy Hospital, Kolkata for giving their time for this.

As the academic year comes to a close, the children in Emmanuel School are gearing up for their final exams.

Thanking you for your support and help.

Regards,

Anu

A New Year

posted Jan 14, 2011, 12:32 AM by Anu Jain

Hey there,

It's been a while since I wrote. It's been terribly busy here with Hansi and Kath being away and all the programmes that have been taking place for Children's Day, Christmas and the preparations for the January 26th programme.

Hansi and Kath really enjoyed their trip to the UK though it was very hectic. "It was great meeting old friends and making new ones." The January newsletter contains a letter from Kath. Thank you to all of you who hosted them and donated and prayed for the work. Thank you for making this work possible.

The coming year has much potential and we are working on plans for the building. The architect has given up 3D images of what the building could look like. These are based on the sketches that we've been working on. 

I hope that the newsletter has reached you. If you have not received it, please send me an email so that I can keep you updated.

So, here's wishing you a very Happy New Year and all His blessings on you and yours.

August Newsletter

posted Aug 5, 2010, 12:17 AM by Anu Jain

Hope you're all well. :D

The August Newsletter is being sent out today. We've tried to send it out to everyone but if you still haven't recieved it and would like a copy, please send us a note with your email address - that's to stop it going to our SPAM folder.

If you have any comments or suggestions or would like to see something added to the website, please send us an email.

Hansi hasn't been well for the past couple of days and so has had to cancel this set of his travels.

I still have to get used to this blog and so hopefully the coming ones will be longer and more informative.

A.

NEW EVENT! - FGC CONSULTATION

posted Sep 24, 2009, 10:15 AM by Anu Jain   [ updated Jul 16, 2010, 3:36 AM ]

We are having an FCG Consultation... 7th - 10th October

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