Women Worker’s Training Centre

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The Women Workers’ Training Centre: showing the love of Jesus

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The Women Workers’ Training Centre is a Church of South India (CSI) project, supporting 67 villages and run by the CSI Order of Sisters. The Church on the Heath has been supporting WWTC since 2006 when Helen Ledger, a member of the Church, went

there on a six-month placement.

 

The project focuses particularly on the holistic development and empowerment of women and girls in an area of rural deprivation, whilst also supporting the wider community.

 

 

 

This work involves:

  • A Bible/ vocational training course for young women
  • Magich IIlam boarding home for girls at risk from age 6 through to higher education, enabling them to grow up in a safe, happy, Christian environment allowing them to aspire to develop their full potential
  • Running preschools and after school clubs in many villages
  • An old people’s day centre
  • Working with partner, Compassion, to run a sponsored project supporting all the children in three villages.(Compassion is a Christian children’s sponsorship organisation)
  • Village work including developing organic farming and basic veterinary skills, health care including midwifery and also care of the environment training
  • Village self-help groups for women, teenage girls, children and more recently men. These focus particularly on HIV aids, health care, child rights and child protection, empowering villagers to recognise and act on their human rights
  • Annual eye camp working with Aravind Eye Hospital
  • Hosting overseas volunteers from the UK, Denmark and Germany

 

Sister Kasthuri, Superintendent of WWTC, who visited us in 2012, welcomes volunteers and visitors from The Church on the Heath.

Click here for more details.

 

Please pray for:

  • Support for Sister Kasthuri, the Superintendent, in her huge workload.
  • The girls in the Magich IIlam boarding home.
  • The Bible / vocational course Trainees
  • Fund raising activities

 

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