Bethel was established in 1998. 120 Children now reside in the Bethel Children’s Home. These are abandoned and orphaned children from across this tribal region of Northern India.
These tribal people often have their own language and culture. Children from many different tribal groups make up a diverse, yet loving home environment. The children all learn Hindi and also learn English.
The families of these children are often migrant workers who don’t take their children with them. Some abandon their kids, leaving them to die. Other children are orphans and have no one to care for them.
2,500 children attend the five Bethel Schools! Education is the great equalizer! Even in a Caste society, highly educated people break through all of the cultural barriers that would normally keep those individuals in poverty. The Bethel Schools prepare the children for success in college and university.