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Articles with tag Bridge of Hope

Truant Boy Finds New Dream

Aahlaad enjoys playing cricket, but it no longer trumps going to school. Until a few years ago, however, it seemed Aahlaad wouldn’t even make it through school. Like many children in his ...

September 2018

Home Won’t Be the Same

Manisha’s family lived in a dangerous place filled with gangs and drug lords, but it was home—until her father disappeared into custody under suspicions of gang involvement. Her mother frantically sought ...

August 2018

The Girl Who Didn’t Want to Learn

Sahima’s parents worked hard every day, struggling to make enough to feed their family. Her father drove a rickshaw, and her mother helped out at a local school. If it had ...

June 2018

Unlocking the Door

Two of her children were gone. Missing. Where were they? What had happened? Where had they gone? It was her husband. He had taken them. Taken them and left again without telling ...

June 2018

The Impact of Education

Little 8-year-old Nalesh stepped into a whole new world when he entered the GFA-supported Bridge of Hope center for the first time. New opportunities ...

April 2018

No Longer Watching

The fields were on fire. Little Rupal watched the spectacle with weary eyes. She was hungry, and following her mother, Vanhi, around the fields all day was hard on her young, ...

February 2018

From Musical Child to Chemistry Major

Daniel is 20 years old now, a young man following his God-given dream. But he didn’t always have a mustache—he was once a little boy from a struggling family who didn’t ...

January 2018

‘She Always Has a Smile on Her Face’

Dyuti stood alert by the side of a busy road, a young mother hen with a small flock of younger children about her. Though only in 7th grade, Dyuti was their ...

December 2017

Bridge of Hope or Carpet Factories

Dhanya wasn’t the only girl in her area who struggled in school. Most of the families around her worked in carpet factories, and they couldn’t afford to send their children to ...

October 2017

Where Dreams are Made Possible

A young, untidy girl walked through the doors of an unassuming building, while other children, many much neater and cleaner than she was, filed past her. Dhruvi hadn’t been attending the {% ...

August 2017

Hitting the Bottle and His Wife (No More)

Her father had come home late that night. Drunk. Again. As he beat her mother, tears streamed down Deena’s cheeks. Her stomach rumbled faintly, having hardly been filled the whole day. ...

June 2017

From Stealing to Star Student

Ritesh greedily eyed his friend’s belongings. He waited until his friend wasn’t looking, and then stealthily reached out his hand to snatch and hide the desired item. He thought he’d get ...

April 2017

A Life They Couldn’t Afford

Life in Gulal’s village is a challenge for almost everyone who lives there. It is not uncommon for daily laborers, working in the hot summer months, to fall ...

February 2017

‘I Don’t Want to See My Children Hungry’

As the eldest in her family, this young girl not only acts as the family babysitter, but she also washes dishes to make a little money, just like Pahal and Annisa did ...

January 2017

Orphaned Dishwasher Goes to School

Like Amshu (not pictured), many children would have nothing without the help of Bridge of Hope. A group of children played in the mud, their parents nowhere in sight. But these children ...

January 2017

The Love of Bridge of Hope Staff

It is because of your great concern [that] today our daughter is in good condition. —Rasika’s parents Rasika’s health was very poor when she joined Bridge of Hope in 2004, but through ...

December 2016

‘I Will Always Remember’

The following testimony is given by a 2014 Bridge of Hope graduate named Advik. When I was at the right age to begin schooling, my parents could not get an admission for ...

October 2016

Agonizing Hardships and a Vibrant Future

Bridge of Hope gives tens of thousands of children a new chance at life, empowering them to reach their full potential and become responsible members of society. Mamta’s husband abandoned their family ...

September 2016

A Bicycle for the Long Haul

Like these men, Narottam carried heavy loads of firewood. Now a bicycle helps him support his family without overstraining his body. Beads of sweat formed on Narottam’s forehead as he walked the ...

September 2016

Finding Inspiration to Live

Every day, Priti, her older sisters and her mother, Chunni, had suffered the daily abuse of her father’s drunken rages. As Priti listened to her mother cry through the nights, it ...

August 2016

A Light in the Slum

As the Gospel for Asia-supported Bridge of Hope administrative staff walked through the area, they saw many crude shanties lining dirty streets where hungry children roamed. They talked to poor mothers and ...

June 2016

Children Become More Than Scavengers

Many students, like Adya, are rescued from difficult situations when they are enrolled in Bridge of Hope. Adya lost her father when she was a small child. Her mother, a Christian in ...

April 2016

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