South Asian Concern is a founding partner of Kachhwa Transformational Ministries, based at Kachhwa Christian Hospital, where our partners have been working since 2002.
The team at Kachhwa is spearheading a holistic initiative to meet the physical, social and spiritual needs of deprived communities. With a population of 55,000 KTM is involved in healthcare, education, vocational training, micro-enterprise, prayer groups, adult literacy and leadership development.
One of the women with they have helped through their literacy programme is Madhul.
As a child Madhul never had the opportunity to attend school. And, like most people in her community, she didn’t see the value of education, especially the education of girls. But that has changed. KTM have been sharing the hope of the gospel with the people of her community. Many of them have started attending the church in the hospital campus. The gospel of Jesus is bringing them hope and much, much more. They are learning that they have been made by God and that they are loved by him. This new sense of identity and worth is triggering all kinds of other changes. Madhul wants to read. She wants to be able to read the Word of God. She knows that in it is life and light and hope.
Through a literacy programme, Madhul has been learning to read and write. She’s also been learning about and memorising parts of the Bible. For Madhul and the other participants, this programme has been life changing. Many students report changes in their neighbours’ attitudes towards them, their desire to learn and even their faith. Other students report positive changes in their relationships with their families. Madhul is not keeping what she has discovered to herself – she is sharing the hope she’s found with her new daughter-in-law and teaching her to read and write also.
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