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Rambles Ministry on the Nepal Border - Rupaidiha

Situated on the Nepal border, Rupaidiha is a diminutive town with a predominantly Hindu population of 25,000 people.
The children of the rich and the poor and downtrodden now sit together and study in harmony experiencing God's love for the first time. Also for the first time the dalit (outcaste) can have a quality education and be able to hold his/her head high and secure employment. Here barriers are being broken that have gripped this area all along. Gender bias, and barriers of caste, and class are strongholds no more and a new life is being breathed into the village. Education has broken the fetters that had long since bound the people and children of Rupaidiha and its surrounding villages even touching Nepal.
The Assembly of God Church School is a senior secondary school affiliated to the Council for the Indian School Certificate Examination, New Delhi. Founded in 1987 by Roy and Jenny Ramble with a mere seven students, by the following year the school had increased in population to 127 students! Today, the school educates nearly 800 students, with 30 teachers on staff. Students are provided with a quality education in an Indian accredited program. Many students continue their education after graduating from AGCS, and several have gone on to be quite successful in various parts of the world. The school begins each day with prayer and praise to our living God.
The Adult Women’s Literacy Programme was started when the Rambles saw the need to make the students and parents aware of the illiteracy and poverty in their own villages surrounding the school. The students needed to learn not just to receive but to give to the community where there is a need. Hence this project is being supported and run by the students of AGCS and the parents. A survey is carried out first by the students and a centre is then set up with twenty ladies ranging from ages 15-56. A lady from the village who has attended the school for a few years is chosen and she is paid to teach the others every day for two hours. Her salary is raised by the students of AGCS through Fancy Fetes, sales etc. Till now more than 350 women have learned how to read and write in 9 teaching centres.
February 1st of 2010 marked the first day of lessons at the Rupaidiha Community Education Centre. After hearing countless stories of children not being able to attend school as they were unable to pay the fees, RAJ Ministries decided to provide a free outdoor education program for those who have no other options. They target children on the smugglers' road to Nepal, providing them with an alternative to the life of smuggling. After seeing over 120 students in attendance within 2 weeks of the programme starting, they became more aware of the needs. Please pray with them as they ask God to continue providing as He already has, and as they continue to seek ways to provide the children with the best education possible. Through this centre they can not only provide education but health and hygiene training which is non-existent in the village people. Women and children die every year to gastro-enteritis, Tuberculosis and diarrhoea.
SEEMA (Social Endeavour to Elevate Mahila (women) Awareness) was founded in 2002 as an opportunity to train women in a trade in order to give them opportunities to provide for themselves. SEEMA was registered as a non-profit organization in 2007 and is working to equip women with economic empowerment. The women are ones who have escaped oppression, whether through abusive husbands, prostitution, poverty, or other unfortunate situations. SEEMA provides these women who have little hope or confidence with the training and skills necessary to earn a respectable living. However, SEEMA is having to turn away applicants simply because salaries can not be paid to the ladies if the products are not sold. Please pray with us that God will open doors of opportunity to sell the SEEMA projects so we are able to train and equip not only the hands, but also the hearts of many more women.
Even in modern day India a daughter is never as welcome as a son and investing in the education of a girl child is perceived as something that has no return. In July, 2005, the Rambles founded a branch of RAJ Ministries in order to provide shelter, clothing, and education for girls from poverty stricken backward and rural tribal areas of Northern India and Nepal. The first year there were 18 girls who were housed at Mahima Niwas (meaning “House of Glory”). Today there are 26 girls living in the house. A project was recently started that will house another 26 girls in Mahima Niwas, but we are lacking the funds to finish the kitchen/dining room, so the project has been put on hold. Please pray with us that God will provide these funds so they are able to take 25 more girls from remote tribes to live in Mahima Niwas.
The Ramble’s are committed to serving the needs in the above areas. Thank you for joining hands with them and with us to serve the children and spread the love of Jesus.
For further and updated information see the website at www.rajministries.org

 

 

 


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