Divika Narayanan maintains a strong connection with St. Mary’s Children’s Home, where she lived during her adolescence. (photo: Don Duncan)
CNEWA has a long history of supporting a variety of child care institutions in India — including some 79 institutions that now serve more than 3,900 children.
CNEWA’s regional director for India, M.L. Thomas, explained recently:
“For decades, CNEWA has been accompanying the local churches in providing better opportunities for a bright future. It extends its support to the poor slum children, the elderly, mother and child care, the handicapped, the abandoned, the tribal and others who are starving for food and deprived of education.
“Catholic institutions have played major roles in building up strong life values in communities. Thousands of poor young girls and boys receive excellent character formation and education through these institutions.
“Apart from providing support for various human needs, CNEWA also extends the hands of the church, so that spiritual needs of the faithful are taken care of.
“A disciplined life, love for each other, a prayerful heart to God, the need for education and self-sustainability — all these are the basic teachings instilled through our programs, which influence Indian society.”
To learn how you can support this vital mission, call:
1-800-442-6392 (United States) or 1-866-322-4441 (Canada).