Twenty-three years ago Chiks opened its first orphanage, closely followed by an additional two homes, all managed by dedicated staff. Self-sufficiency was the aim and farmland was added to the homes. Here is how a shared dream became a reality…..
We are about rescuing desperately poor children and, through health care and education, giving them something to smile about! This Trust, registered with the Charity Commission, is committed to acting ethically and with integrity at all times as it seeks to help the poorest of the poor in southern India.
How To Help
Friends like these were brilliantly supportive after monsoon storms of 2018 and 2019 when we ran into severe trouble. With the final cost of repairs and precautionary work totalling almost £90,000, we still need help.
Years of caring
Children enjoying total care and education
Working towards self sufficiency farming
Educating the children is breaking the poverty cycle
Our buses keep children safe on the roads
We are continually invited to give talks to clubs and societies, to churches and schools. And it is a fascinating story to tell, of volunteers in the UK working hand in hand with remarkably inspirational men and women in India who are devoting their lives to changing forever that of ‘no-hope’ children.
We organise a range of activities, from Chiks’ presentations and concerts to sales – and encourage others to similarly plan in support of our Homes and children. And meanwhile? Our remarkable friends in Kerala are steering many of our boys and girls towards success, whether it is a seriously disadvantaged child striving to get to grips with their own language or a bright youngster heading towards a career (perhaps with a vocational qualification or even a degree – it’s no rarity!).
Those running the Homes are people with great humanity and some amazing talents; one worked for many years alongside Mother Teresa, another has earned awards for his humanity. Do please come to us to find out more, and perhaps – and so very welcome – how you might fundraise for us . . . More financial support means we can make more of those dreams that ‘no-hope’ children have really come true.
Please do get in contact with us with any questions you may have :
Mrs Olive Biggs, Chiks secretary, and trustee: firstname.lastname@example.org
Mr Robin Radley, chairman of trustees: email@example.com