Funded Give orphan children a new chance in life!

An aid project by “LoveCareCenter” (W. Löchelt) in Kancheepuram Dist., India

W. Löchelt (Project Manager)

W. Löchelt
The Love Care Center is a childrens home, which not only gives orphan children a shelter. Also boys and girls, whose parents can’t send them to school due to their poverty, get here the chance to change their and their families lifes by getting a good school edjucation.
Girls with a poor family background don’t really have a perspective in india. They are married off by their parents and get children early. Boys mostly have to get the same poor job the father is working in or have to help in the family business. Without a school edjucation these children have no chance to break out of this circle and better their live circumstances.
When I met Sophia, the director of the Love Care Center, three years ago on a trip through India, I was deeply impressed by what she’s doing. Sophia and the people working with her, give the children living with them not only shelter, clothing, food and an excellent school edjucation, they also give them their deep love.
Even when some of them still have parents, a lot of these children went through horrible things. In the Love Care Center they relearn to trust and to look positivly into the future. The children and the adults are living together like a big family. Nobody is alone, all are brothers and sisters. The people living in the orphanage call Sophia ’their Mummy’. Everybody plays, laughs, learns, cries and prays together, everybody is watching and helping each other.
Life in the orphanage is simple. There are two big rooms, in which the children sleep, learn, eat and play. On five days a week eight teachers come to the home to teach the children.
The sanitary facilities are very basic. For approximately 140 children there are four toilets and three showers. Cooking is on open fire, water comes from a huge canister.
We have been supporting the Love Care Center with material and financial donations from Germany for three years now. We visited the children four times during this time and guarentee that all donations are going directly to the children of the Love Care Center.

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Location: Kancheepuram Dist., India

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  • the older boys room

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  • some of the older boys playing guitar

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  • lunch for some of the younger girls

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  • front of the 'new' building of the Love Care Center, which was finished last year

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  • wow, those girls have grown so big since we saw them last year!

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  • some of the girls in the fronthall

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  • little Daniel with on of the shirts which were donated last year

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  • the fronthall in the new building

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  • traditional dancing on the sportsday in february

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  • The older girls at the traditional dancing contest

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  • 'The jury' at the sportsday in february! Sophia in the middle

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  • Sophia surrounded from some of the children

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  • Sophia with some of the boys on the roof of the old LCC building

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  • Sophia with the architect on the construction site

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  • view into one of the new dormatory rooms

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  • the construction site of the new LCC, there will be three sleeping dorm rooms for each boys and girls on each side of the big hall in the middle which will be also used as school as long as the school building is not build.

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  • In front of the construction site of the new home on 'the land'

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  • Me and Radha helping the cooking woman preparing dinner

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  • Indu and her sister Snega fall asleep early every night while the other children are still playing, running around and jumping over them.

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  • Little Sumitha and me

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  • Jesudoss, his brother Rajesh and Abirami with Hubert filming in the old building of LCC

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  • Hubert explains the camera to Radha

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  • Samuel and Sunil, our 'Soundmasters', while filming at 'the Land'

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  • Hubert relaxing. Pretty hard work filming the whole day at 47 degrees and no aircon and only two broken fans...

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  • exciting for the kids... in the background the old watchman

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  • Filming at 'the Land'

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  • sorting out some old coins I've collected during my travels. Daisy and Arjun with the old mother of one of the helpers

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  • four boxes full of cloths, notebooks and toys!! Thanks so much to the donators!!

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  • Unpacking the donations we brought with us from Germany in may

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  • my hat quickly found a new owner

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  • At night watching movies in the 'cinema', the big dining, sleeping and teaching room.

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  • Suzi helps cleaning the open kitchen

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  • Danalaksmi is eating, as usual in India, with the hand from her eating plate.

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  • Radha, Jesudoss and his brother Rajesh playing in the backyard

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  • Rajesh upside down

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  • Danalaksmi taking a bath while visiting the construction site on 'the Land'

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  • Sometimes Abirami just wanna be alone.

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  • On the way to 'the Land'. Hubert with little Haritha on his lap.

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  • Some of the children still have some family members they visit during the school holidays. They have left plenty of dirty cloths to be washed by the luxury of the orphanage, a single washing machine.

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  • Sophia, the director of the LCC with Sanga, the first girl who came to the orphanage 10 years ago, Sumitha and little Daniel, who was left in a temple 3 years ago

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  • putting the laundry on the 'line' on the rooftop of LCC

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  • Indu und Suzi in the evening

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