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Schools in India did not resume yet, leaving children and families under pressure

As Elementary and Middle Schools remain closed during the pandemic in India, the children are given lessons in small groups at all EWM Children’s Homes

The school did not resume yet in India except for Colleges and Universities (even though it is not the case everywhere). At EWM Children’s Homes, Teachers and Staff are giving lessons to the children under EWM care, as the external students are not allowed to come in. The children come into the classrooms or main halls in the respect of Coronavirus guidance and wearing masks. Our focus is to help them in their studies, so they won’t lose their prior knowledge.

But for many children in rural villages, they have no other choice than to work to support their families who are struggling to survive. They are performing all kinds of jobs, most of them are dangerous for their health. It will be very difficult for them to get back to school. This terrible situation affects 200 million children in India. We value your prayers for the schools to reopen quickly.


The future appears ever more uncertain for the most vulnerable populations, especially the lepers. Their living conditions are worsened with Covid-19 pandemic as the number of cases has surpassed five million. More than 80 000 people has died so far. Schools, Colleges remain shut while workplaces, hotels and restaurants are reopening.

But, in this critical time, we did not forget our brothers and sisters! We helped thousands of families with cooked meals and groceries. All the beneficiaries are so grateful to receive the food assistance and they are touched to hear that friends from other side of the world are giving with a heart of compassion. Thank you for standing with us continually.


Bore Wells programme Announcement

The spread of Covid-19 has disrupted lives, economies and business in all the countries of the world. India and Nepal have been largely impacted by the consequences of the lockdown. Companies have to stop their activities until the end of the lockdown planned in the beginning of June. 

In consequence, our drilling bore wells programme was halted due to the lockdown. The drilling company we are hiring, the masons and plumbers could not come anymore to compel to the law. This is a difficult time for Eternal Word Ministries, and we don’t know when things will come back to normality. It is heartbreaking because we receive a lot of requests from several villages asking for help, but we cannot at this moment give a favorable answer.

For all of our Partners who have given to the drilling bore wells programme, please be reassured the donations are kept for this project. The work is resuming gradually. We believe you will understand the situation. Once the work is done, you will be informed. If you have changed your address or email address, please inform our Office. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.