Big push today. Team worked to their limits. Lights installed and #solarpanel so could go on #building the #bedroom! Roof done. #Render started. Bedroom wall nearly done. Tomorrow is last day, we #plasterboard the ceiling, finish the bedroom and render.
In reverse order (take a look at the last pictures first. They show where this family was living before Grassroots started building them a home.), here are pictures of the Grassroots team in Romania this week. Some have been interviewing sponsored children (£8 per month supports a child in ways that dramatically change their experience at […]
Such fun to meet children Grassroots has been sponsoring in India since we started almost 10 years ago. These two young people were both part of the first group of children we started supporting. This year they got married. Today in Chennai as told by Andy: “Most of the day we spent interviewing again. We […]
Sharon, Dave, Stuart, Matt and Andy are in Theta this week with George and Grace. George is the pastor of Good Neighbours Church and Grace heads up the leadership team of El Shaddai Primary School. Grassroots sponsors the poorest (most of the) children in the school. www.grassroots.org.uk/kenya. The team will also visit Watu wa Maana […]
Another moving set of reflections on the experience of being in Chennai from Jan Potter: ———— We have been interviewing every day all morning and afternoon. The children have started arriving for after school club as we were finishing. The heat has been hard, even with fans going and windows open. Yesterday it was even […]
Laurence Potter is one of the team in Chennai visiting the SKM church and child sponsorship project with Grassroots. Andy asked him to write up his impressions and experiences. So here they are! —– The first time we visited the after-school club was a revelation. At about five o’clock, children began to swarm up the […]
Education is an integral part of this sponsorship programme. The people we are helping live in the slum where there is very little sanitation or space. So many children see a good education as their way out of the cycle of life as that might enable a better job which in turn might mean they […]
Mrs Potter, the head of Ribby with Wrea Endowed Church of England Primary School, is in Chennai with the Grassroots team. This is her report from Saturday and Sunday: We spent time last night walking around the slums, meeting different members of church families, experiencing a little of their lives, so we had a bit […]