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Orissa Bed & Blanket Project

Orissa Children's Home
Lentil factory, now Orissa children home

This was originally an old lentil factory that had closed down and Sharing Hands bought it for the homeless children of Orissa. With the new extension of bedrooms, toilets and wash rooms built on, it now also houses the rescued children of Rajasthan.

New washing area at Orissa children's home
Young girls washing clothes

These young girls are washing clothes in the new wash area at the Orissa children's home.

New bunk beds for children
Bunk beds assembled in Sharing Hands yard

Due to generous donations Sharing Hands were able to buy 300 new bunk beds at a cost of €15,000.

Orissa children setting off for school
Children in their uniforms with school bags

All the Sharing Hands children attend school. They all have uniforms, books and school bags, kindly bought by their sponsors. Because of the support of their kind hearted sponsors these children will receive the best education available to them.

Children trying out their beds
Children trying out their beds

These will be the first beds that these children have ever slept on, up until now they slept on blankets on the floor. It took many years of prayer and preparation before God miraculously provided the funds to pay it.

This building will house the children from Rajasthan
This building will house the children from Rajasthan

All three hundred beds have new mattresses, blankets, bed sheets and pillows.

This building will house the children from Rajasthan
This building will house the children from Rajasthan

Even in their situation, these kids are always happy and smiling and know that they are loved.

These are the first beds ever to arrive at the Orissa home.
These are the first beds ever to arrive at the Orissa home

The delight and joy of the children was amazing. Having a bed is something we all take for granted, so it's difficult for us to understand how much this will change their lives.

Orphanages

  • Chennai

    This is where it all started, with a couple who had a vision and a heart for the unwanted children of India. It was through the love and sacrifice of John and Rachel that has brought about the birth of Sharing Hands.

  • Rajasthan

    The Rajasthan orphanage project was given to Tommy Marrett by Sharing Hands as an Irish project. Within a few months the funds were raised to buy the land and lay the foundations for what now has become a home for many children who have come from difficult backgrounds.

  • Orissa

    The children in the Orissa home have some of the most heart breaking stories of them all. Many of them had seen their parents, grandparents and family members killed and now live with these terrible memories.

  • Andhra Pradesh

    All these lovely beautiful children eat, sleep and live on the floor of a small church. But every time I meet them they are full of happiness and joy and thank God daily for the blessings for what they have.

  • Sponsor a Child

    This is one way in which each and everyone of us can help. Between us all we can make a difference to the lives of these children.