Brick Factory School Fund




Providing Schooling for Slaves in Northern India

Brick Factory School Fund

Providing Schooling for Slaves in Northern India

 

A Different World

The Need

In Northern India, entire families are working in brick factories to pay off their debt to the factory owners. Children as young as five years old spend their days making bricks and piling them high.

With no chance at an education or even a glimpse at life outside the factory, these kids face a very bleak future.

 

The Opportunity

Everything is changing. In 2019, a door opened up for us to send these children to school. The owner of a single brick factory agreed partner with us by allowing the children to leave the factories and go seek an education.

Donors from around the globe responded, and the results were incredible. We were able to send 862 children to school for the first time in their lives!

Since then many other brick factories in the region have approached us and asked us to partner with them too. In 2020 our goal is to send 1200 chidren to school.

Will You Help?

Your gift of $130 will provide:

  • Three school uniforms
  • Two pairs of shoes
  • Registration fees
  • Text books & school supplies

Once the children are enrolled, the state government will subsidize their education for the rest of their school years, while the local school board will locate corporate sponsors for ongoing support. Children will receive one nutritious meal at school each day, so their general health will immediately improve.

 

 

Updates

  • Read more about lives that are being changed...
    • Tears in His Eyes

      After a huge success last year in freedom of kids from slavery and sending them to schools and giving them new life, we were really excited about what God has planned this year for these kids. But as Covid-19 came in India the schools were shut. Many kids who were unable to join the schools last year were waiting to join the school as they saw the change in life of kids who were going to school.

      But as we all know that everything happens in God’s own timing, the schools were given permission to open. We started visiting the brick factory and saw that there were many kids waiting to get free from the life of slavery and change their life and life of their family members. Among these kids there was a boy named Fazik. We remembered him from last year.

      Last year when we approached his family to send their kids to school they were least interested in it. They believed that a little education cannot change their lives or their future. But as they saw the change in the kids who started going to school they started feeling guilty towards their kids, because now the kids started questioning them why they didn’t hear our team out. Why they didn’t allow them to go to school. They could also be free of this slavery and live a good and free life.

      When we went to colony this year, the father approached us with tears in his eyes begging us to take their kids to school too. We were happy to hear that. This not only helped us free one more family from the slavery but also shows what a great success last year was.

      When we send a kid to school, we are not only saving one person but we are changing thefuture of a whole family. We give the family a new hope and a new perspective to life. Going to the factory and being with the kids is one of the most joyful times for our team. We love these kids and really want to thank Impact Nations and each and every single donor who is giving out what they have for these kids.

    • 433 More Children Rescued

      Check out this video of Randeep telling us all that will change for the hundreds of children who will go to school for the first time ever as a result of your giving.

    • LEARNING DURING A PANDEMIC

      India has been one of the hardest hit nations in the world during the pandemic. Their private sector unemployment reached 80% at one point. When our partners were finally able to reach the brick factories, they found a community wrestling with starvation, suicide, and depression.

      "The whole country was starting to adapt the new normal life but the new life didn’t included these people as it’s difficult for them to maintain social distancing and they have to go from place to place for work. So they were still unaccepted by the people.

      We started going to the slums daily and started a feeding program there. One day when we were feeding the people a young girl came to us with a book in her hand and told that she was missing school. She was one of the girl we got in school last year. She told us that she really wanted to study. So we took the book and started teaching her.

      We realized that this pandemic has taken away the opportunity from the kids to study. The kids just started adapting the school environment. We started the tuition in the area and started teaching them in small groups."

         - Meenakshi, NLC Foundation

      Back to School

      Hope is returning to this precious community. Our partners continue to feed families and tutor the children in the midst of the difficulty.

      Now we are faced with another opportunity to change the future for so many children. The government of India is opening schools again on October 19th. The 862 children that the Impact Nations family rescued last year will once again be able to go to school!

      In addition, we have already raised enough for another 230 children to begin their education. How many more can we rescue from a life of slavery and send to school?

      YOU can send a child to school for only $130 today!

 

 

  Yes I want to free children from a life of slavery!


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