NIEA's commitment to orphaned and neglected children continues to grow. Our emphasis is on providing an opportunity to learn, live, and grow in any of the twenty-two Christian orphanages currently in operation.
Queen Esther is one of the children homes which started in 2005 with 125 children. Its purpose is giving quality care and love to the neglected orphans , and showing them the right way to grow.
In this home, the aim is to develop the children in four dimensions: physical, spiritual, educational and social. This home admits orphan children, semi-orphan children and the neediest children in the community. The leaders give them well- disciplined training at Queen Esther.
NIEA strives to take the love of Christ to the most deprived, particularly the children in the society. For that purpose this organization has started a child care department. Through the child care department it is trying to spread the fragrance of the love of Christ to as many of the needy children of this culture as possible and facilitate their growth and development.
Oscar Home, a residential facility run by NIEA for 25 children is a reality now.
Located in a small village in the state of Tamil Nadu, the beautiful facility is situated on a 1.25 acre campus. Built in 2012, Oscar Home’s primary purpose has been to help children from marginalized families in the state. The Home has given a face- lift to the village where it is situated.
First used for almost one year as a Day Centre for 50 children, we have been given permission from our Government to run it as a residential home for 25 children.
When we built this facility, we were focused on and successful in meeting all official requirements and the Government accepted our application. In 2015-16 we admitted 10 children (in addition to 15 boys from local poor families previously housed over the past 5 years) and Oscar Home functioned well. The officials who visited the Home for inspection were satisfied with the infrastructure and facilities and recommended our application for registration with the Social Welfare Department of the Government.
The once remote village is now being transformed into a hub of jubilant children from marginal families who get a chance for a quality life. With excellent facilities, we provide clean and hygienic surroundings, nutritional food, and education in the nearby private schools with transportation provided to and from school.
The home parents lovingly instruct the children to grow in discipline. Regular medical care is given to keep them healthy. Games are organized every evening after school hours. Additional coaching is given in their school lessons. To solve water problems, we have dug two bore wells that provide plenty of fresh water. Still we have a long way to go- more facilities are needed. God will see that this Home is a blessing for the poor children in the State.
Deborah Girls’ Home, Colachal, Tamil Nadu, was started after the devastating tsunami of December 26, 2004, to accommodate displaced girls from tsunami affected families.
Many of these children have now left the home, and a few have completed their school final exams. Now residing in the Deborah Home are fourteen (mostly destitute) children, who come from different nearby districts. Of the fourteen girls, eleven come from non – Christian families. Most of the girls know Jesus as their Savior and Lord. They attend the nearby government school and do well in their studies and extra – curricular activities. Deborah Girls’ Home children are known for their discipline in the school, and teachers have only words of praise about them.
Children love their home parents who take care of them well. Clean surroundings, healthy habits, neat dresses, and wholesome food make their life pleasant at DGH. The daily prayer sessions and spiritual classes help them to grow in the “grace and knowledge of Jesus Christ.” For these children, it is their home away from home! Please pray for this partly sponsored mercy ministry for needy children.
As mentioned above, these homes facilitate growth in the children in physical development, Spiritual development, educational development and Social development. These are as follows:
The children who are enrolled are getting healthy and nutritious food. They come from poor families. Their parents are not able to feed the children well even one time per day. At the facility they are given healthy food. They also get the benefits of medical services. They receive medical checkups twice a month and receive clothes and other utility items as well. The children also have designated time for physical training.
All the children go to the school regularly. Some of them study in English Medium and others in Hindi Medium. Transportation to and from school is provided. All the children also receive school supplies every month. Progress is assessed for each attending child monthly, semi-annually, and annually. All of the children are excelling in their studies, because of the coaching they get from the home. There is a disciplined training schedule for the children. It is followed very strictly.
The home always tries to lead the children in such a way that is ordered by God. The majority of the children come from Hindu families. Because of the training they receive, they are becoming aware of Jesus Christ and His salvation also. The daily schedule includes a devotion time at 6AM and 6PM. All the children are required to attend the devotion time. In their daily devotion, the dorm parents and selected children for the day teach the Bible verses and stories. The daily devotion plays a vital role in their character and spiritual development. Also prayer cells are established in the home. Children are divided into groups for their prayer cells. All the children participate in the Church activities, especially in the church choir. Also some Bible study classes are taught in the home such as David C Cook. The changes in the lives of the children are making big changes in their families also. Because of the children, the family members are also becoming aware of who Jesus Christ is and some are accepting Him as their Savior.
Through a child a society can be changed. Because of the training, knowledge, and practices they are getting, the children are able to go and change the whole environment of the society they belong to. The home provides a good infrastructure and healthy environment for them. It also focuses on special counseling for the girls and special care for the Adolescents. They also receive local training programs for how to face an emergency situation and how to solve problems that arise in daily life
All the children are highly talented. The potential that the children have is just amazing. Some of them can sing and lead the worship in church meetings.
The leadership at the home is helping them to develop gifts that they can use to benefit the home. Some of them draw and paint well. Their ability to convey the message to the people through pictures is wonderful. Some other children have leadership skills.
The home focuses on them especially so that it can help to build a new generation of good and faithful leaders The main impact of the program is transforming the lives of many children.
Furthermore, through them, many of their families also accept Jesus as their Savior. This ministry has a role in their transformation from darkness to the light.