CHRISTIAN CARE AND EDUCATION TRANSFORM YOUNG LIVES IN CHENNAI
After eight years in a children’s home supported by Blythswood Care, a young man from a severely disadvantaged background is studying commerce and accountancy in his senior year at high school.
At the point at which he was given a place at SYCAM home in Chennai, India, Agathian was a vulnerable nine-year-old at risk of malnutrition and of growing up illiterate. His father suffered mental illness and his mother was unable to take care of the children as she undertook low-paid labouring jobs in order to be able to provide food for the family.
At Sycam, the rapidly growing boy benefited from regular meals, social interaction with the other children and encouragement to work hard at school.
“Agathian has done well in his studies,” says Pastor Emmanual Milton who runs the home and its associated Carmel school. “He has a good, helpful nature and is caring towards the younger children.”
Now 17, Agathian enjoys volleyball and dancing and says he wants to become a pastor. Pastor Milton is not going to discourage him. “He is a responsible youth,” he says.
Photo above: Agathian (left) with a friend at the dodgems: he has worked hard at school and made good use of the life-changing opportunities given to him by Blythswood supporters like you.