Break the Cycle
Our latest “Break the Cycle” initiative is to (literally!) build on what we did back in 2005 when we helped construct 18 shops in a city called Bellary in Northern Karnataka state. The rents from the shops make the hostel in Bellary self-sufficient so not relying on “outside aid”.
This time we want to build 12 offices above the shops, and the rents from these will finance the Prima Nivera hostel in Halvi that we currently support. This is in a particularly poor rural area, approximately 75km from Bellary.
Plans have drawn up and local building permissions are being secured, and the great news is that we already have almost 80% of the money needed! Total project cost will be about £75,000 and we have £59,000 towards the project.
Late 2019 (just before Covid!) over 20 of the Bellary hostel “alumni” from 2001-2010 returned to meet meet-up again, to share their experiences with the boys currently at the hostel, give them gifts and play them at volleyball! They told of how the hostel had transformed their lives – with many now in professional roles for example in IT or banking – young men who would otherwise still be day-labourers. What a great inspiration! A further (smaller) visit by "alumni" and reunion took place in August 2022 to encourage the lads, "honour" and say thank you to the hostel warden who was moving on from his role after about 10 years.
Will you help us raise the final £16,000 and so secure the education of lads in the Halvi area for years to come, transforming their life chances and those of their children?
Click on the Current Projects tab to find out more about the Halvi hostel, and to find out more about this latest Break the Cycle initiative, download the brochure or for more copies of the "tri-fold" leaflet and please get involved!