Require books for our remedial centre/informal school in villages Attari, Khemkaran and Ajnala in Amritsar district. Help us in instilling good reading habit in these children and to make books their never failing friends with whom they can converse each day.
Synodical Board of Social Services is the development and justice board of the Church of North India. We work with the marginalized communities focusing primarily on Dalits, Adivasis, Women and Children; through Dioceses and their congregations. CNI SBSS facilitates holistic development of the marginalized communities, contributing to the mission of the Church of North India and towards country’s growth.
In the growth process the Dalits, Adivasis and minorities have lagged behind. Income and Wealth inequality has increased. Keeping in line with India’s commitment to justice, liberty, equality and fraternity as mentioned in Indian Constitution; several Acts, Policies and Schemes were launched since Independence. In the last decade not only the number of such initiatives from State has increased but also the approach has changed more towards recognizing these not just as mere service doling instruments but as instruments for ensuring due entitlements/ rights of people. CNI SBSS’s program focuses on the following that in turn contributes to the country’s growth: • Ensure education, health, drinking water and sanitation, rights of dalit and tribal communities. • Ensure entitlements of communities over government’s Social Security Schemes. • Access and control over productive livelihood resources. • Promotion of sustainable livelihood options. • Building models of Church Mission engagement. • Local Capacity Building to address issues of rising conflicts. • Undertake research and studies and disseminate knowledge.
The funds will be used to open small classroom libraries in the Leadership Development and Training Centres (remedial centres). The children we serve come from communities that are severely under-resourced. The children will get to read books on stories, value education, activity oriented and general knowledge.