This work, which started in 2008, is in Hoodi slum, a part of the city of Bangalore, Karnataka. The people in this community are poorly educated as well as being materially poor and this project is focused on changing the prospects of the emerging generation. An excellent school is run in very cramped conditions by six dedicated teachers who are looking after 120 children. The children are extremely enthusiastic and committed to learning. They receive a simple meal each day. Linked with the school there is a medical clinic which offers free consultations and medicines to both children and adults. A doctor is employed who gives talks on health and hygiene to the whole community. A children’s club runs every week. The team also make home visits helping those who are ill or facing emotional or spiritual problems.
The team’s vision is to work on a holistic basis seeking to meet the educational, practical and spiritual needs of the families who live there.