October 2021

New ministry partner in Bangalore, India

We are very excited to introduce you to our brand new ChildAid ministry partner, Bangalore City Mission (BCM)

Bangalore City Mission shares Jesus' love with families living in poor, urban communities surrounding the rock-cutting quarries of Bangalore, India. It provides opportunities for education, vocational training and child-care services to empower individuals and enable them to escape the exploitation and danger of the quarries. Watch the video below to see some of this in action…

Through the love of Christ and education, everything is possible to be able to liberate these people out of the clutches of poverty.

Jonathan Sinclair Paul, director of Bangalore City Mission

Thanks to the lifechanging work of Bangalore City Mission, children who are supported through our ChildAid programme will have access to:

BCM School

Free, quality education

Bangalore City Mission runs Sinclairs School, which provides quality Christian education for around 200 children who are unable to afford education costs due to a lack of finance, disability or illness.

BCM school bus

Safe travel to school

A significant barrier to children from marginalised families accessing education is their physical location, and having no means of safely travelling to school. BCM provides a free school bus, which picks up and drops children home from the poorer, more remote villages every day.

BCM Child care centre

Food and healthcare

India is home to the highest number of malnourished children in the world. Through BCM’s Women and Children’s Centre, young children are given daily meals and nutrition awareness programmes to ensure they are healthy and nourished.

BCM school uniform

School supplies

Around 220 million Indians still live below the country’s poverty line. Many families are unable to send their children to school as they can’t afford the necessary supplies. BCM provides supplies such as books and school uniforms to families in this position.

BCM praying

Christian teaching

Only 2% of the Indian population are Christian. Through both Sinclairs School, and the Women and Children’s Centre, BCM shows all those it works with Jesus' love.

We are so thankful to God for the opportunity to partner with such a brilliant ministry and we look forward to seeing many lives transformed through the work of Bangalore City Mission. Please keep them in your prayers and look out for more stories coming soon.

Or, if you are able to, go one step further and commit to sponsoring a child in Bangalore, through our child sponsorship programme, ChildAid. For £20 per month, you could help transform a life, equipping BCM with the support they need to meet the physical and spiritual needs of these vulnerable children.

Find out more about becoming a sponsor