The Light of Love Children’s Home and School
Caring for vulnerable children.
Light of Love Children’s Home (LLCH) is in the market town of Tuni, in Andhra Pradesh state. For almost 20 years Scottish Love in Action partnered with LLCH to feed, clothe, house, educate and provide medical care for children who were orphans or whose relatives couldn’t support them.
We worked with grassroots NGOs the Nazareth Education Society (NES) and the Nazareth Association for Social Awareness (NASA) to deliver this comprehensive care to hundreds of children over the years.
Providing a quality education and life-skills helped many children and young people to achieve their full potential. In turn, this helped them to escape the poverty trap and decide their future for themselves. You can hear more about the work of LLCH in the video on Our Impact page.
As India evolves, so our relationship with LLCH evolved. Policy developments, including increased government support for vulnerable children, and changes in LLCH itself, led to a decrease in the number of children requiring support. This in turn led to a gradual withdrawal from the partnership and SLA’s funding of LLCH stopped in October 2019.
Change is inevitable after nearly two decades and SLA’s work transforming children’s lives continues through our other partnerships, and through exploring new opportunities to help some of the most vulnerable children in India.
SLA will always treasure fond memories of it’s roots under the trees in Tuni, and we wish our partners all the best as they progress to an independent future.
In India discrimination against girls continues, and is most visible in the uneven child sex ratio, a trend that may be attributed to female foeticide