Hope School and Children's Home
Grace Christian Fellowship supports Hope School and Children's Home in Andhra Pradesh, India.
The school and children's home was started in 2007 by Pastor Samuel Eatalapaka and his wife Nicky (Smith).
Hope School takes children from some of the poorest areas of Andhra Pradesh and gives them a good education, so they can get a good job and support their families.
Taking a child into the home means they can have a free education and avoid some of the possible dangers of a life of poverty. In some rural locations children are sold into bonded labour in rice fields to pay the families debt. This means they work for a landowner to repay a debt. They never see any money for their work and the rates of interest may be so high that the debt continues from one generation to the next. A child living in the home will avoid such a situation.