Almost one billion people in our world live with disabilities. Many of them and their families are trapped in a unending cycle of poverty, pain and despair. The problem is particularly onerous in rural North India where poverty, the prevailing belief system, ignorance and inadequate services take a heavy toll on people with disabilities, particularly children. They are often hidden away. They are some of the “the least of these” that Jesus talked about. EHA has a commitment to the marginalized in society. Through community health and development projects, EHA reaches out to people with physical and mental disabilities in villages in North India. Two such projects are fully supported by EHA Canada. One is a Learning Centre run by the Anugrah project of the Herbertpur Christian Hospital and the other is the Community Based Rehab project out of the Duncan Hospital in Raxaul. Your generous gifts have helped us fund these projects for several years. Here we are highlighting the Anugrah program.
Anugrah (meaning “divine blessing”) was started in 2002 by a member of the EHA staff, Robert Kumar. His son, named Anugrah, has Cerebral Palsy. Now the project works with 120 children and 600 adults.