TellAsia Ministries – Northern India
TellAsia Ministries transforms lives through God’s love coupled with education and humanitarian aid.
TellAsia operates in some of the neediest areas of the world. TellAsia primarily focuses in northern India – home to almost 1/7th of the world’s population including 35 million at-risk children. Only 1% of the population are followers of Christ, but that is up from 0.1% when they started 16 years ago. Malnutrition and illiteracy are prevalent especially in the rural areas which compose 70% of the population.
The list below reflects some of the fruit of their labors…and of the sacrificial sponsorship of our donors.
Schools: TellAsia operates a school of 700 students in a remote rural location where the residents could never have imagined there would be an English medium school, much less one to which they could afford to send their children. The income from the paying students makes the school fully self-sufficient and additionally enables them to provide full or partial scholarship to very needy children.
Rural Education Centers: Over 40,000 disadvantaged children who couldn’t afford to go to a private school and were growing up illiterate, have learned to read and write. Each year over 4,000 children in 120 education centers receive an basic literacy, math and Bible instruction each school day.
Discipleship: Through their own native staff and volunteers, and through providing training and resources to leaders of other indigenous agencies, TellAsia enables the life-changing love, joy and peace of the Gospel to bring freedom and hope to those who seek it. For those who respond, home fellowships provide a supportive and loving community where people continue to develop the characteristics of Christ.
Leadership Training: TellAsia annually provides leadership training to those who serve their communities, helping them cultivate healthy communities that reflect the moral and spiritual principles of the Bible.
Vocational Skills Training: TellAsia has enabled over 200 native leaders and their families to become self-supporting by providing them vocational training in skills such as electrical wiring, screen printing or electronics repair. They have helped others to start a micro business such as a small shop or well drilling business, and have enabled hundreds of young women to come out of poverty through learning the skill of tailoring.
Blue Haven Children’s Home: 32 formerly hopeless orphan, semi-orphan or extremely impoverished children now have a loving home and a bright future. Many of the children are in need of sponsors.
Blue Haven Village: A revolutionary sustainable model is almost ready to launch: Blue Haven Village will include an international-caliber school, medical clinic and high-quality home for 100 orphaned and abandoned children. The home will be fully supported by income from the school and clinic. The initial phase of the school is now funded and under construction, and is scheduled to open March 2016. Opportunities are now open for funding partners to enable the construction of the children’s home facility.
Anti-Trafficking Rescue and Rehabilitation: “Nai Asha” meaning “New Hope” is a project initiated and developed by TellAsia in which they rescue minor girls forcibly trafficked into the sex trade. Around 25 girls have now been rescued and are receiving rehabilitation and skills training in safe homes. The big vision is to launch a four-fronted assault on sex trafficking of minor girls resulting in this human travesty being reduced by 90% across the northern border of India/Nepal in the next 5-10 years. They seek a financial partner to enable this initiative.