Asha Kiran Society, India
Our partners provide 609 children from 31 remote villages in Odisha, India, with primary education in their own tribal language. Their innovative educational model is now helping children successfully move to government secondary schools – often being the first in their village to do so. Our partners employ young adults in the villages as teachers. They train the teachers by providing weekly support sessions and termly residential courses.
Namita, 18, from India, works at one of our partners’ multi lingual education centres. She is very bright and though she performed well, graduating from a government boarding school, she was unable to go to college due to the fees. Though Namita tried to study alone, borrowing books, she failed the exams and had to give up.
It was through Namita’s elder sister that she finally heard of AKS, and after a successful interview and training Namita began teaching at the new school. She worked hard and at the end of the last school year applied for a teaching role closer to home. She now lives with her sister and loves her work. She even repeated and passed her college exams!
As well as gaining employment, Namita has begun learning about God through the residential training days. This is often the only time the AKS team can share the Gospel with staff living in a dominantly Hindu region. We are delighted that many have come to faith as a result of this ministry.