Expanded Mission / 3 Pillars
India’s Abandoned Girls
Arpana House will establish homes where girls can not only survive, but thrive. Our vision includes establishing home(s) in Punjab, each one designed to care for 12 girls. It also includes plans for a multi-home, self- sustainable campus where staff and children learn how to grow their own food and support the surrounding community through agriculture. Our operational plans include provisions for healthcare, education, and most importantly, a spiritually healthy environment where they can not only see love in action, but understand how it is possible to love and care for others.
India’s Forgotten Women
The mission of Arpana House is not, nor will it become, to fly in American experts to staff the homes and raise the girls. Change must come from within, and therefore we plan to nurture Indian girls with Godly Indian women. Thousands of Indian women find themselves outcast from their community because they haven’t been able to produce male children. We know there are countless among these that have a heart, passion, and willingness to partner with us to care for abandoned girls. Arpana House will give them the resources, training, and encouragement they need to be effective caregivers.
India’s Future Leaders
Arpana House will recruit and foster strong Christian men and women for this work. Our influence will impact lives, and result in new leaders being identified and called who share in our belief that gender discrimination is born of evil, and can be eradicated. We already have a network of 50 Christian families in the Punjab area, and that number grows every year. From this group, we will build a foundation of house parents willing to care for the girls. From this foundation, we will continue to recruit and train future house parents to staff new homes/campuses in the area. These leaders will instill the ideology that girls are valuable for generations to come.