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Hosanna Ministries

Let’s Bring Change through Education

Hosanna Ministries was founded by Kiron Gaikwad to reach out to poor, ethnic minority rural people in far eastern Maharastra state, India.  It began with a children’s home called Ankoor, now Gnyan Sampada English School (GSES). The most recent initiative is vocational training on the west coast of Maharastra. Hosanna Ministries has expanded its work to provide a range of vocational training opportunities for youth.

Gnyan Sampada English School's Vocational Training Program – Yavatmal (Central India)

GMP, through COCOA, also supports Gynan Sampada English School’s Vocational Training program. The school offers courses, such as Tailoring and Computer, to young people who did not have an opportunity to go to school when they were children. Regular parent seminars provide opportunities for parents to learn new skills in areas like health, sanitation and care of domestic animals, as well as share their own skills with the staff and children.

Vocation Training – Ambernath slums in outer Mumbai

The project involves offering tailoring and computer courses to the vulnerable, including women; teenage children; and youth living in Ambernath slums in outer Mumbai.  These courses will provide skills and confidence to either get a job or start up their own business. This in turn will help support the family financially as well as socially and help them come out of poverty.

Vocation Training – Lasina village in far eastern Maharastra state. 

The project will involve providing tailoring as well as computer courses to the marginalised, tribal and school dropout girls, women and youths living in the village of Lasina (village next to Gnyan Sampada English School).  This will enable villagers to acquire skills and confidence to either get a job or start up their own business. This in turn will help support the family financially as well as socially and help them come out of poverty. 

  

Project Update – October 2018
 

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Meet The Locals

Kiron and Nalini Gaikwad

Kiron and Nalini Gaikwad

We have founded, built and directed the work at Gnyan Sampada Residential School (formerly Ankoor) and lovingly parented its many residents. Nalini was orphaned herself, and was adopted by missionaries. This is a strong part of her motivation for the work.
 

Danny and Smita Gaikwad

Danny and Smita Gaikwad

We have relocated to the Thane area of Western Maharashtra where there are high levels of poverty, unemployment and out-of-school youth. We have established a range of vocational training opportunities for both boys and girls, particularly those from minority and slum backgrounds. 

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