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Recent (2018) Events at Children of Hope School     2017 Events

Pastor Ravi Pahadiya

May 12, 2018
Handicraft Projects
"Today we have started a handicraft project for the children.   We are teaching the children how to decorate plates or trays (Thali), key chain stands and pen boxes.   The first day we taught them how to make the white bases.   Then the children decorated them with multi colors.   I will keep updating you about this project.

We have now started summer vocation training at the Children of Hope School.   We will do many new activities this month, by the Grace of God.   Please pray for the Children of Hope School."

Here are more handicraft projects: Baskets and Pendants and Greeting Cards.

May 4, 2018
Save the Birds Campaign
"Praise the Lord Our God is wonderful.   God is a bird watcher and He loves and cares about all birds.   That is an awesome thing for us.   He taught us the lesson that we too should take care and love them.   Today the Birds need you too this summer.   Summer is at it's peak here in Jaipur.   It has already crossed 45°C (113°F) in Jaipur.   Many Birds die in the summer due to the lack of water.   We have placed water in Parindas for the thirsty birds in Terraces, on compound walls and Balconies.

The children have started a "Save Bird's Campaign" in Jaipur from the Children of Hope School.   The Children hung Parindas in many places and added a small amount of grain for Birds.   Also they encouraged local families to hang Parinda for the local Birds.   During this event, the children gave one Parinda and one pot of grain to the families to hang in their compound or on Balconies.   The children really enjoyed this wonderful event for the Birds.   They will continue this campaign to save the lives of the Jaipur birds.

We also request that you start this campaign in your town.   I am very glad to share these campaign photos. "

March 30, 2018
Hemoglobin (Hb) Test Camp
"Last some month I was trying to organize a medical camp for the school, but many doctors refused to come.   They wanted a fee to provide services.   Dr. Bhatnagar, who came to the last camp, was too busy at his hospital.   By the Grace of God, Dr. Chavi accepted my invitation and suggested we hold an Anemia Camp in school.   She will come with her team and test the children's hemoglobin (Hb), height and weight for all the children.   So, I prepared the camp site at the school.   Yesterday, we held a Medical Camp organized for the students of the Children of Hope School.   I want to thank Dr. Chavi and her team.   Click on one of the two photos to see them all."

March 19, 2018
Prayer Event for Dr. Ken
"This morning we organized a small prayer event for Dr. Ken, the father of one of our dear supporters.   We are very sad about Dr. Ken's passing.   All of the children prayed for two minutes each for Dr. Ken and his family.   Through this event we taught the children many things about life and death."

February 28, 2018
National Science Day
"I am very pleased to inform you all that the students celebrated "National Science Day" India on the 28th of February.   National Science Day is celebrated in India on the 28th of February each year to mark the discovery of the Raman effect by Indian physicist Sir Chandrashekhara Venkata Raman on the 28th of February in 1928.

The basic objective of the observation of National Science Day is to s3read the message of the importance of science and its application among the people.   National science day is celebrated as one of the main science days in India every year.   I encouraged all of the children in my message to them about the significance of scientific applications in the daily life of the people.   All the activities, efforts and achievements in the field of science are for welfare of human beings and give an opportunity to the scientific minded citizens in the country.

The students presented their projects through drawings.   These students participated: Kuldeep, Pushpa, Kartic, Ajay, Lalit, Vijay.   Ajay and Lalit did a project called the Solar powered Fan.
See the video I provided."

 February 14, 2018
Desks Have Arrived!
"Thanks to several generous supporters, we purchased 6 three-seat desks and 4 two-seat desks, for a total of 10 desks to provide seating for 26 older students.   They have arrived today and have been installed.   The students are very happy to be sitting at desks.   Up until now, the older students were quite uncomfortable sitting on the floor, even with the rugs supplied by generous supporters.   Rugs will continue to be used for the younger children who are happy to be sitting on them instead of the concrete floor.   I have attached many photos of the students enjoying their desks."


Clicking on the above image will take you to the Cots Campaign - 2017.   Backspace will bring you back to this page.

Also, for more information on the CoHS Health Program, please visit the Medical Camp arranged by Children of Hope School, held on January 2017.   We hope to hold another Medical Camp this year.

  January 30, 2018
CoHS Student Health Program
"Today, we began to check the children's body weight with a new scale we have acquired.   We weighed each individual child and checked their weight against a standard.   I found the children have good weights according to their age.   We will be checking the children's weight every month and recording them.   Many of these children, when they first came to Children of Hope School, were undernourished.   Here they are provided with a nourishing meal every day.   This has provided them with growth, health, energy and an overall good condition.

We have also received in the past digital thermometers and surgical masks.   When a child appeared ill, we would check their temperature.   If they had a fever, we would ask them to wear a mask and, if possible, we would send them home - sometimes with a thermometer to monitor their illness.

Soon we will receive a non-contact IR thermometer, which will alow us to scan each child as they come into school during the flu season.   God is providing for us to monitor the health of our students.

I am sure you remember on May 13 of last year Apex Hospital accepted our application and sent a medical team to the school for a free ear and hearing check-up.
The children came one at a time for the check-up.   The Apex Hospital team taught the children about ear-health awareness.   The team was in the school for two hours.   The children were very happy to get a check-up of their ears and hearing.   The Apex Hospital team use an audiometer for the hearing test.   Each year, when new children have arrived, we hope an Apex Hospital Team will return to check their hearing.

The sponsors of the Children of Hope School students are also very concerned about the children's health and wellbeing.   More than two-dozen of the children attending our school were found to be sleeping on the ground in their homes for lack of a bed or cot.   They also lacked warm blankets for the cold season here in Jaipur.   Sponsors have provided both Cots and blankets for the children."

Clicking on the above image will show you two warm and comfortable children (you've got to see this) who are enjoying the benefits of attending Children of Hope School, even though they have not yet been sponsored.   If you would like to sponsor one or both children, go to SPONSOR, click on the Sponsor button and write in one or both of their names, which are Surender and Akshay.   God will bless you.

If you are not inclided to sponsor a Children of Hope School student, and yet there is something you would like to do for our Health Program, please email Pastor Ravi through the form on the SUPPORT page.

January 5, 2018
Candle Making Project
"We purchased a candle mold late last year and today the students gathered to make candles.   We have a video of the entire process which is quite long, too long to convert so it can be added to the website.   However, if you click on the image on the right, it will let you download the video, which may take 10-12 minutes.   Clicking on the image on the left will enlarge a photo, taken from the video.   Again, we are teaching the students about the real world they will experience when they graduate from the slums.   Praise God."

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