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BETHANYA nurtures young dreams and molds children and youth into change-makers of their communities and the nation through a range of tailor-made development projects.

BETHANYA focuses on providing children and youth with quality education, equal opportunities, and an environment to develop holistically. By providing the right combination of educational, extra-curricular, and financial support to poor and orphaned children - as well as youth, BETHANYA aims to inspire dreams among those who otherwise do not stand a chance.

Additionally, BETHANYA also addresses their physical and emotional needs. These initiatives range from providing them with new clothes, supplying nutritional supplements, training them to fulfill their aspirations for the future, identifying their talents and encouraging their interest in arts and science through various programs. We also aim to create future leaders by building the leadership qualities of the children and youth we work with.

Child Learning Centers

Our child development centers offer free coaching for more than 5000 school-going children in poverty-stricken urban slum and rural communities.

The primary aim of Bethanya Child Learning Centers is to support first-generation learners in slums and rural areas where access to quality education is limited. The children who attend the free evening classes are those who come from poverty-stricken families. Most of their parents are uneducated, and are unable to help them with schoolwork and assignments.

★ Plugging in gaps that prevent children from the benefit of quality education by providing supervised study sessions and intensive coaching in core subjects like English, Math and Science.

★ Preventing children from becoming involved in anti-social activities which are rampant in urban slums by engaging them in constructive activity every evening.

★ Breaking the barriers that divide people of different castes in villages, by ensuring that children from all caste groups study and participate together.

★ Involving parents in the education and overall development of their children by insisting on periodic meetings everymonth.

★ Promoting health and hygiene by organizing medical checkups, and health awareness programs.

★ Making children environmentally responsible by encouraging them to participate in campaigns to conserve water, plant trees and to sensitize the society.

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School Kit Project

3,000 school kits are distributed to deserving children at the beginning of each academic year.

An initiative started in the year 2008 with 500 school kits, this project has grown incredibly over the years, to 3,000 school kits in the year 2016. Each year, Bethanya has been instrumental in sending an equivalent number of children to school.

Each school kit includes a school bag, a water bottle, a notebook, pens, pencils, and 14 stationery items. Such a school kit is much more than just a pack of essential items, it is a powerful tool that boosts the self-confidence of children, gives them the motivation to go to school, and prevents them from dropping out of school due to lack of resources their parents cannot afford. This, in turn, helps them to acquire an education, which will assure them a better future.

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Scholarships

We promote education among families with a high risk of dropouts through financial incentives that assist the education of school-going children and college-going youth.

Poverty is a burden that weighs heavily on the shoulders of little children.

At Bethanya we recognize the importance of timely and adequate financial aids. We also know that such aids will encourage more children to stay in school, reducing their chances of dropping out or becoming child laborers. Deserving children and youth, hailing from financially-challenged families and first-generation learners are encouraged by Bethanya through monthly scholarships that help them attend school.

Each school kit includes a school bag, a water bottle, a notebook, pens, pencils, and 14 stationery items. Such a school kit is much more than just a pack of essential items, it is a powerful tool that boosts the self-confidence of children, gives them the motivation to go to school, and prevents them from dropping out of school due to lack of resources their parents cannot afford. This, in turn, helps them to acquire an education, which will assure them a better future.

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School Enrichment Projects

Selected government schools are supported through donations for improved infrastructure, training of teachers, etc. to benefit the children studying in these schools.

Most of the children we support attend government-run schools in their own localities. In some cases, such schools are not equipped with suitable child-friendly conditions, necessary infrastructure or adequately trained staff. BETHANYA offers support to such schools by supplying improved infrastructure, trained teachers, etc. to benefit the children.

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Medical Screening and Health Awareness

Regular medical checkups and health awareness programs are aimed at promoting healthy communities through children and youth.
We organize medical and dental camps for children and youth in the communities where we work, as many of them cannot afford regular hospital visits and medical checkups. Children who are diagnosed with ailments are also referred by Bethanya for further treatment.

Bethanya involves children and youth in awareness programs that promote health and hygiene. They are also encouraged to carry the message back to their homes and become agents of change toward building healthier families and communities.

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Campaigns

Children are encouraged to take part in campaigns to conserve water, plant trees and sensitize the public.

Bethanya involves all its beneficiaries in environmental initiatives. For children and youth, we organize rallies, street plays and other forms of environmental awareness campaigns so that we help them to understand the issue in depth, take on the responsibility to carry the message to others and safeguard the future of the environment.

The awareness that they will be enduring the consequences of the environmental negligence of today makes them more determined to make a difference.


Enviro Club

We encourage youngsters to take up responsible roles in protecting the environment and the cleanliness of their communities through Enviro Club initiatives.

Through the formation of youth clubs like Enviro Clubs, we bring the youngsters of communities together. We motivate them to channel their energies towards making a positive impact on the communities they live in. As an added bonus, these club initiatives deter youngsters from getting involved in anti-social activities that are rampant in such places.

“love your neighbor as yourself.”( Lev. 19:18 )