IN GRATITUDE
We thank all the people who have made it possible to both shelter and care for the people at Kutumba.
   

“Being unwanted, unloved, uncared for, forgotten by everybody, I think that is a much greater hunger, a much greater poverty than the person who has nothing to eat.” - Mother Teresa


  • Most of the children have to go to other institutions for education and training. Our facility is located in an area which is still not well connected by public transport. The girls have to walk fairly far to get a bus. Most days their training programmes finish late and they are back only by 8pm. this means that they have to walk alone on lonely deserted roads – this was a matter of concern to us. We were looking for help to buy a vehicle to transport the children safely and efficiently. Our heartfelt thanks to i-flex solutions for their continued faith and support and for making this bus a reality. More>>

    Our grateful thanks to i-flex solutions for their contribution in seeing our facility come up  at Doddagubbi. We once again record our appreciation to Ms. H.K. Gayathri, Mr. Peter Yorke , Mr.  A. Srinivasan and Mr. Hariharan  who made this possible.

  • Mr. Peter Yorke  and  his wife Mrs. Matilda Yorke who visited us in August.

  • Thank you Dr. Annakoos Weirsinga and Mr. Bastiaan Du Pre of Stichting Geron  and Mr. Tacco of CORDAID  both from the Netherlands  which  contributed towards the cost of the building.

  • The ACB, Berlin, Germany who helped us begin our work with the drilling of the much needed bore well.

  • GIVE INDIA has been a constant support and the encouragement we receive from them in an otherwise difficult area of work has helped to sustain our work.

  • Beulla and Vasanth Kumar from Berlin who visited us and the construction site in Doddagubbi in July 2005.

  • The staff of Tata Consulting Engineers who visited during the Diwali festival and lit up the centre with their presence.

  • Ms. Magdalena Salis from Switzerland visited in the month of November and was busy teaching the children art work including how to make jewelry from stone and crystal. Many of our well-wishers and friends have received  such jewelry. For the first time our children made the Christmas cards and all our donors and friends were the recipients of these cards. 

  • Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Bouldjoua and Ms. Liliane Jacques from Switzerland came in February 2006 and had a concert at St Andrews church  to raise funds for the building. Incidentally they also performed for Kutumba on the 29th of January 2006  in Switzerland. Liliane Jacques – Studied the flute at the conservatorium  at Geneva. She studied under Andre Pepins where she obtained her virtuosity . She also studied with Brigitte Buxtorf. Liliane is a teacher at the conservatorium and also performs at concerts both  as a soloist  and in an orchestra. Daniel Bouldjoua did his music studies in Grenoble, France and  Geneva . He has performed in concerts both in Switzerland and abroad. Works with Pierre Segond for organ music and Pierre Wissmer for composition.

  • Sumana and Sujana  continue to excel in their music lessons at the Bangalore School of Music. Our deep appreciation to Dr. Chandra Thomas and Ms. Rebecca Thomas for the efforts towards motivating and guiding our students.

  • Our thanks to Mrs. Aruna Sunderlal director of BSM who is patient with them.

  • In December we were given an opportunity to run the food stall at the Good Shepherd Auditorium.  Mr. Reggie Chandy the Director of ‘Glorious’  the renowned choir was kind enough to encourage Kutumba to venture out in an entirely new area.  The experience of coordinating and re sourcing was very fulfilling.

  • Varkey Thomas and his committed staff were able to translate our dreams into brick and cement. We started the construction in July  2005 and were able to move  into the facility  late in March 2006. His disabled friendly structures and beautiful eye catching landscaping makes the Home a haven for our children.

  • The foundation stone for our facility was laid and dedicated by Mrs. Esther Cornelius Treasurer of Kutumba and founder of many institutions in South India for the physically and mentally challenged.

  • We would also like to thank Binu, C.George, Clementine, Col.Pundareek, Emma bruers, Eva Zimmerman, Girija, Hannelora hegel, Katharina Pfister, Leena Ajay, Nety, Rangan Gagglar, Rita, Sangeetha, Susie Anandan for their presence and contributions.

  • We are deeply grateful to Bethel Student Centre, Emmanuel Technologies, GIVE U.S.A, Methodist Church W.F.Indiranagar, St. John’s W.F for their support.