Programs and Outreach
Edmonton Moravian Church
Rajpur Foster Children Project
The Moravian Church operates an
educational facility in northern India, at Rajpur, known as "the
Moravian Institute." Disadvantaged children are taken in
on the basis of need and provided with dormitory care and a
quality education in English. Many of the children are
orphaned. Some have been abandoned due to family
breakdown, often caused by addictions or neglect, or they have
been rescued street children. About 200 students presently
are in care. Preference is given to girls, many of whom
would not otherwise receive an education. Religious
affiliation is not a factor in admission, but the Institute is a
Moravian Church facility and morning assembly includes a time of
devotion and prayer which all students attend. The
students are enveloped in a loving Christian atmosphere, which
contributes to their well being in a very tangible way.
Currently 60 students at the Moravian Institute at Rajpur are
supported financially through the Rajpur Foster Children
Project. Canadian sponsors contribute $900 or more per
year towards the actual cost of $1200 required to sustain a
student and cover the costs of room and board, clothes, health
care and education. Sponsors receive letters from students
at Easter and Christmas.
Graduating students who go on to higher education are often
assisted by their sponsors and/or they can apply for a loan from
the Lasting Legacy Project. This is a fund which has been
set up and financed by contributions from Canadian sponsors.
The love of God is thus shared in a tangible way to help needy
children. The outcomes have been remarkable.
Education is the key to breaking the bonds of poverty. If
you want to contribute to the Moravian Institute at Rajpur, the
Lasting Legacy Project or sponsor a child, please contact the
church office at 780-439-1063.
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