Not All Superheroes Wear Capes

Many of us are familiar with the often-caped superheroes that star in blockbuster movies each summer. While these “heroes” save lives and overcome villains, their story ends when the movie ends.

Fortunately, for many poor children around the world, a different kind of superhero exists. One that doesn’t wear a cape, but changes lives — in a behind-the-scenes but transformative way.

These superheroes are teachers at Good Shepherd Schools.

Thanks to your support, we are able to hire those with a passion of serving poor children in India in order to make a lasting impact in their lives.

“God, unbelievably, is using me to work in this community of people to serve His word to the people,” says one Good Shepherd School manager.

“Through English-medium education, students can change their life,” he says.

At Good Shepherd Schools, our superheroes teach students how to speak to English, encourage them, give them hope, and change the trajectory of their lives.

The difference between a village school and our schools, is that children are taught the English language, which gives them the opportunity for university-level education. If a student does not learn English, he or she has little hope of rising above their current level of poverty.

Good Shepherd School teachers guide each student in pursuing future careers according to each students’ interests, strengths and academic potential.

“If they learn English, they can work outside anywhere. They are able to learn. They are able to now practice daily. I have many parents come to me and they are so happy for what we are doing in the school, for the education we are giving to the children.”

These heroes don’t require an audience. They don’t have superpowers. But what they lack in flash, they make up for in heart.

“I’m so glad to be working this school as its manager.”

When you give to support education, it means the world to the students and teachers. Thank you for making a difference in the lives of so many!

Watch the video above to hear from one of our many superheroes!

 

You Are A Hero

“You will be made rich in every way so that you can be generous in every way.”
2 Corinthians 9:11a

You are a hero. You really are! And we just want to say thanks.

Because of your generous gifts to education in 2017, graduates from Good Shepherd Schools are fulfilling their dreams, freed from generations of poverty.

One of those graduates, Pranitha, has just finished her Doctor of Pharmacy degree and is now working as a pharmacist in a Good Shepherd Clinic. With her earnings, she will be able to support her entire family. You’re a hero to Pranitha!

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Because of your generous gifts to women’s empowerment and vocational training, Kavitha is now an entrepreneur, weaving mats for sale instead of scavenging for bits of trash to sell. You’re a hero to Kavitha as well!

Because of your gifts to healthcare, Arpita was cured of tuberculosis and is able to care for her family.  And yes, you are a hero to Arpita, too.

You’re also a hero to us at DFN, because without you, we couldn’t do what we do. From the bottom of our hearts, we thank you for your generosity and for your faithful support of the lower caste, poor and marginalized people in India.

Every gift has made a difference to someone, so once again, thank you!