Child Sponsorship

Under Tong-Len’s Child Sponsorship scheme, children living in extreme poverty in slum camps in north India are given the opportunity to attend school full-time whilst living in one of the Tong-Len hostels.  All money raised in sponsorship goes towards...

Education in the slum camps

Tong-Len has been very concerned to provide education and support for the children of the families that were evicted from their homes in Charan Khad in June 2016.  In addition to taking more children into the hostel programme, Tong-Len ...

Holistic Education

In addition to their academic development, the hostel students engage in a wide variety of activities concentrating on their individual development, including their leadership skills, their physical development, self confidence, creativity and their awareness and promotion of ethical values. ...

Making Connection

The hostel children have set up their own web site called ‘Making Connection‘. Please visit the site to subscribe and read the children’s blogs, news and upcoming events. The children now have their own TV studio and equipment which...

Tertiary Education

Some children have completed their school education and have the ability to go to college and university.  When Tong-Len started the school sponsorship/hostel project in 2004, the goal was to provide primary education.  However, the children did so well...

Health

Disease is rife in the slum camps. Respiratory conditions, malnutrition, vitamin deficiency disorders, and blood-borne diseases are widespread. Polio, leprosy, and tuberculosis are not yet eradicated. During the winter months, temperatures can drop below zero, and in the summer...