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Supporting over 0 disadvantaged children in India...

Faith Welfare Trust provides a secure, loving, Christian environment and education for destitute children in South India. Set up over 25 years ago, Faith Welfare Trust supports the 2 Nambikkai Illam homes for girls and boys near Chennai, South India and Faith School in Andhra Pradesh. At the homes, destitute children aged 4 - 18 live in a safe environment with a Christian ethos and are educated locally. Faith School has 300 students and offers free places and nutritious lunches to needy children.

Helping disadvantaged children and young people in India

Providing a home

Faith Welfare Trust run 2 homes in India, called "Nambikkai Illam" (which means 'Home of Hope'), where orphan and disadvantaged children can grow up in a safe and loving environment.

Ensuring a better life

Faith Welfare Trust provide access to education and suitable further training to give our young people the opportunity to earn a living wage and escape the poverty trap.

Education for all

Faith School is purpose built to serve the poor and underprivileged community in Andhra Pradesh giving a good English Medium education with Christian principles.

A stable start in life

"Nambikkai Illam" is a haven of safety, love and stability which many of the children have never experienced before.

Food for thought

Faith School provides our children with a cooked meal every lunchtime. Many of our pupils come from poor backgrounds and we can ensure they receive at least one good wholesome meal each day.

Welfare

We work with local authorities to ensure the psychological and physical well-being of the children.

Watch a short video about the work of Faith Welfare Trust.

Our children and their stories
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    Aravaanan

    Aravaanan's mum and dad both died when he was just 6 leaving him an orphan. Aravaanan has lived at Nambikkai Illam since then where he's been housed, clothed, fed, educated and loved!

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    Nasira

    Nasira lives in a slum in Rajahmundry; by attending Faith School Nasira receives a wholesome meal each day along with education in English increasing her chances of escaping the poverty trap.

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    Jayesh

    Jayesh grew up in a well off family but his father was tragically killed when he was just 10. His mother struggled to make ends meet and was unable to look after him. Jayesh now lives at Nambikkai Illam.

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    Thaenmozhi

    Thaenmozhi came to Nambikkai Illam as a young girl when her mother died, she grew up in the loving environment of Nambikkai Illam. She has now left Nambikkai Illam and is completing a degree in nursing.

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    Samson

    Samson and his brother, both orphans, came to Nambikkai Illam as young boys. Samson spent the next 12 years growing up at Nambikkai Illam completing his degree in 2014 and is now a pastor in Chennai.

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    Logesh

    Logesh came from a hard working but very poor family in Rajahmundry. Logesh attended Faith School where lessons are conducted in English. As a result Logesh was able to study at university.

How can you help?

Donate Money

Make a regular, or one off, donation. Your donations will make a real difference to disadvanted Indian children and even a small donation can go a long way. A donation of £50 will give a child a year of teaching and free lunches at Faith School or enable one of our most vulnerable children to live for a month in the Nambikkai Illam homes. You can make regular, or one off, donations online by clicking here. We are a small charity with no marketing, overheads or governance costs and all the money raised really does go to help our children and nowhere else.

Donate Your Birthday

Here's a great way you can help us rescue deprived children from danger in India, and get your family and friends involved too - by donating your next birthday to Faith Welfare Trust! You can make your birthday really count and the first step is simple; just let us know when your birthday is by clicking here and we'll get back in touch nearer the day. Your friends will know that, instead of presents, they can give the gift of hope to children who desperately need a new chance in life.

Donate Your Christmas

Here's a great way you can help us rescue deprived children from danger in India, and get your family and friends involved too - by donating Christmas to Faith Welfare Trust! You can make Christmas really count and the first step is simple; just let us know you want to pledge your Christmas by clicking here and we'll get back in touch nearer December. Your friends will know that, instead of presents, they can give the gift of hope to children who desperately need a new chance in life.

Raise Money As You Shop

Did you know that whenever you buy anything online - from your weekly shop to your annual holiday - you could be collecting free donations for Faith Welfare Trust? There are over 3,000 shops and sites on board ready to make a donation, including Amazon, John Lewis, Aviva, thetrainline and Sainsbury's and it doesn't cost you a penny extra!

Head to the easy fundraising website to find out more!

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Raise money for Faith Welfare Trust

Faith Welfare Trust can only help deprived children in India if it has the funding to do so. If you have an idea which could raise funds for FWT we'd love to hear from you; this could be anything from doing a sponsored run to holding a coffee morning. Please contact us using the button below and we'll help you get started!

Contact Us

With FWT Special Gifts your gift really does reach and help vulnerable children. Simply select one of the unique gifts below and FWT will send you a personalised certificate and will deliver the gift direct to children who need it in India. What a simple and practical way to help FWT help children.

Top Class!
-Provide education and lunch for 5 poor children at Faith School-

£25 / month

School Meals
  • English Medium Education
  • Wholesome cooked lunch each day
  • Christian teaching

Guardian
-Provide one place at Nambikkai Illam for a deprived child-

£50 / month

Brother and sister
  • A safe & loving environment
  • Providing education and life skills
  • Taught about Gods' love for them

Angel
-Provide one place at Nambikkai Illam for a year-

£600 / year

School Meals
  • A safe & loving environment
  • Providing education and life skills
  • Taught about Gods' love for them
Meet Our Staff
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Chandra Rao

Warden, Nambikkai Illam Childrens Home

Chandra Rao is the warden of the boys' home and overall manager of the Nambikkai Illam homes in Tamil Nadu. Based at the boys' home in Vengadu Chandra, along with his wife Sumathi, has dedicated his life to helping disadvantaged Indian children. Chandra has worked at Nambikkai Illam for over 15 years.

Vani Sundari

Warden, Nambikkai Illam Childrens Home

Vani Sundari, a graduate and trained Tamil teacher, started as warden of the girls' home at Navalur on 19th October 2017.

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Kamala Gummadi

Principle, Faith School, Rajahmundry

Kamala Gummadi is the principle of Faith School in Rajahmundry. Faith School currently employs around 10 teachers and provides English medium education to over 300 poor children from Hindu, Muslim and Christian families. Kamala has a Ph.D in English from Acharya Nagarjuna University.

Recent Newsletters
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FWT Newsletter

Issue 13 - April 2018

Please click on a link below to read the full newsletter.

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FWT Newsletter

Issue 12 - January 2017

Please click on a link below to read the full newsletter.

...Online version

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FWT Newsletter

Issue 11 - April 2016

Please click on a link below to read the full newsletter.

...Online version

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FWT Newsletter

Issue 10 - May 2015

Please click on the link below to read the full newsletter.

...Online version

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If you'd like to find out more about Faith Welfare Trust, please contact us and we'll be happy to respond to any queries you may have.

Address

Faith Welfare Trust
37 The Village,
Acklington,
NE65 9BL

Phone

+44 (0)1670 760620

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