Nine new girls rescued in India
The wait is over! Our new girl’s accommodation for our Agape Home in India is now complete and on the 9th November 2013, the building was officially opened.
Our aim has been to extend our home to allow us to rescue more girls in the town of Moreh, in India, where girls are particularly vulnerable in their society. We were moved by the struggles of violence, neglect and discrimination that women are facing in India today, and our new girl’s accommodation is a small step in helping towards this growing problem.
Last week we welcomed nine new girls into the Agape Children’s Home, rescuing them from the streets and providing them with a loving home.
The two storey building is a wonderful facility and the ground floor, multi-purpose hall will be a wonderful asset to the home as it begins to be used for communal activities, as a place to study, and as a large dining room for celebratory occasions.
The three girls currently living in the home have now moved across to join the nine new girls on the first floor of the building. As well as their own bed, the girls will enjoy the new bathroom facilities, offering them the privacy and dignity they deserve.
It brings us great pleasure to expand the home in such a needy area, where girls are extremely vulnerable. The town of Moreh is on the border with Burma, and it is a town where drug trafficking and crime is rife, and tribal wars in the area have resulted in hundreds of orphaned children. With the help of our supporters, we have been able to rescue more girls ‘at risk’ and bring them into a loving home.
If you would like to contribute towards helping with the final costs of the building, please visit our Agape Home project today.