When the India school system announced they would reopen schools in October 2020, the Impact Nations family came together once again and raised the money to send another 433 kids to school. They were to join the 850 children that you helped enroll in 2019. Unfortunately, we live in a season of sudden change. Shortly after enrollment began, the government suddenly announced that schools were closing again due to another Covid surge.
Since then, the government has twice announced a re-opening but backed off each time due to health concerns. At this point, it remains unclear when the children will enjoy their first official day in school. But they have not been forgotten…
As soon as your gifts arrived in India, the Sewing Center created uniforms for every one of the new students. Because these kiddos have never had a proper school uniform before, they have never learned to care for their clothes properly. Therefore, our partners are holding onto the new uniforms and school supplies until schools are ready open again. Once that happens, the school will help them learn how to best care for their uniforms.
Our partners are passionate about being involved in these children’s lives and about giving them an education. They are currently developing a “class” which they can host themselves for about an hour each day in the brickyards. This will give the kids a jump-start on learning before schools ever open and teach them what life is like in a classroom.
Additionally, these students-to-be have been receiving food from our partners throughout the pandemic. At school, each child would have received one nutritious meal every day. Without school, our partners continue to stand in the gap.
As the Impact Nations family, we are all committed to demonstrating the Gospel both practically and supernaturally. Despite the changing circumstances, these kids are still encountering the Gospel thanks to your generous donations. We are eagerly anticipating the first day of school, but in the meantime we will continue to care for these families and prepare the children so that they can be successful in all that God has for them.
Thank you again for helping to transform these lives. I can’t wait to tell you all about their first day of school. Let’s pray that it is soon!