VGF Times October
Table of Contents 1
A message from the President-- 2
Kids of vgf--3
Innovative education wanted --4
Manna of VGF--5
Volunteer with Vivegamgodfrey--6-7
6 Exciting weekend--8 7 Lord’s Day--10 8 Plants of vgf--11 9 Times of Danishpet--12-15 10 Heavenly shelter--16 11 Free Medical Camps--17 13 Beyond border--18 14 True Way Trust e.V.--19 15 A message from the Vice President—2o-22 16 Donate—23-24 17 Contact us--25 18 Mehrfamilienhaus--25
A Message from the President
Dear Sponsors, Donors and Readers I am very happy to reach you through vgf
the evil caste system in the minds of our
time’s magazine. I am extremely happy to
project children and our old age persons.
projects. With limited resource we are able to give you the latest development of Vivegamgodfrey
Centre for children, and Old Age Home for the needy elderly persons. Within two years, the VGF has made international link with Europe, US and Australia. We are also listed in United Nations NGOs as well as
recognised NGO groups. With the help of God and the support of sponsors and other funding sources, we will soon achieve our goals to make a great impact in our
The VGF Times will give you historical information’s of VGF and surroundings villages.
magazine will explore the village culture and the indigenous people of this area. Moreover this magazine will give you added information about the relationship between
Germany. In future it will explore our relationship not only with Germany but also other parts of world. I strongly believe, this magazine will soon become the best NGO magazine in India. Thank you Edwin Prabu Kumar
society. We are also trying to eradicate
Kids of VGF
VGF children are involved in various ways in VGF project. Of course not only do they have further studies, but they also play more. After a Sunday lunch provided by the mission, the children play volleyball. As you can see in these photos the children play barefoot. This is not unusual in the village and it is our desire to provide not only a pair each of sport and school shoes but also a new outfit, as these children traditionally only receives clothes once at Christmas.
Innovative education wanted
The main aim of the VGF is to encourage the children to learn their regular education and other activities with various new innovative areas. More than the regular methods, childrenâ€™s are looking for new method of teachings like sports, media, arts and brief class with truly happy atmosphere .
Manna of VGF VGF is able to provide nutritious food with available sources. Foods like Pongal Sambar, Rava upma Chutneys, Lemon rice mukadalai kuruma (chickpeas) and Idly Pattani kuruma (peas), On weekends; Rice, Chicken Kuruma or egg Kuruma or Dry fish kulambu.
Even though it is not a heavenly â€œMannaâ€? but it is provided by a heavenly God. VGF Children like the project food more than their home food
Idly is the normal breakfast for the urban children and our project, but back in their homes it is only eaten as festival food on special occasions .
Come as a â€œVolunteer
with Vivegamgodfreyâ€? you will experience the best movement in your life
If you would like to contribute some of your time, skills or energy to support our humanitarian activities, while helping your fellow humans who are less fortunate than you, please could you let us know? Just fill-in the form below and tell us about yourself. Name Please tell us something about yourself? Contact Address:
City: Pin / Zip Code:
Could you tell us something about your hobbies, interests or skills?
Please tell us how you came to know about Vivegamgodfrey? Friends
Any other (Pl. Specify)
Could you describe, in a few words, a person who inspires you?
Which are the area you would like to help in?
Music and Art
Collecting Items for Trash and Treasure
Rescuing destitutes from the streets
Printing Materials for School / Home
Are there any other areas you think you can contribute? Please let us know
What is the length of time you would be willing to volunteer? 1 week
1 year and above
Any Other Period (please specify): What would be your approximate date of starting with us? If you are a student please fill the details below Name of University or College currently studying in: Details of Parent / Guardian Phone Number Email ID
Exciting weekends The VGF children are love their enjoyable weekends in midst of our Coconuts Groves. Children are learning cleanliness not only for themselves, but also their surroundings, including the vgf campus and their homes.
Sponsor a child, in Vivegamgodfrey; We will build a bright future for each individual childs life
SPONSOR A CHILD,
15 Euros (Rs.900) per month
Every Sunday, Children learn their moral and spiritual lessons, including songs, through our teachers and volunteers. Even though all have come from other religious backgrounds, they love the Bible teachings, songs, and prayer.
VGF eagerly look for volunteers to use musical equipments in our singing times, and also hoping to teach our children how to play instruments. For example, Piano, Guitar, Singing and harmonizing----
--so that they may have the same opportunities as other children and possibly one day go on with music studies to attain international professional standards . http://www.facebook.com/Vivegamgodfrey WWW.vivegamgodfrey.org
Plants of vgf VGF farm have eight Neem trees and one
Rabbit farm is on the progress. The high
It has 28 coconut trees, which
protein plants to feed the rabbits are
are planted by the parents of the founder.
growing well. These will supply enough
These coconut trees are more than 20
green food for the rabbits.
volunteers and our project Children, we have planted 31 new coconuts trees, six pomegranate plants, eight Mango trees, 15 Supporta fruit plants and five Guava trees. We
vegetables, which will be useful for the
VGF is looking for some more financial support to make Rabbit cages and fencing for eastern side of the project border. Rabbit farm is one of the low investments, risk free projects and also requires less space and labour.
Apart from these
Soon VGF will start a separate magazine
plants we planted some of the Crotons and
for Farm project in which more detailed
Areca Palms and 62 yellow Durantas, to
beautify the project.
sustaining Rabbit farm will be given for our
childrenâ€™s daily food.
Times of Danishpet
The Andersen Family in Danishpet Ellen, Morten Andersen, his sister Johanne Children Richard, Julianna, and Theodor
Photo published by Richard A. B. Andersen 1965
Danishpet is one of the oldest villages in
Kadayampatti Panchayat, in Omalur Taluk
impressed the British government in India;
and Salem district of Tamil Nadu in India.
it was the reason, Kadayampatti Railway
The name “Danishpet” is living witness for
station was re-named “Danishpet” Railway
the Indio Danish relationship. The Danishpet
station in order to honour the first Danish
Railway Station made the village much
Missionary in this small village. From 19th
century onwards, the regular visits and the
Missionary Rev. Morten Bonneland Andersen
permanent stay of the Danish missionaries
(1861-1931) with his wife Ellen Barbara
and their large acquirements of land in
D’Abreu (1863-1932) (who was one of the
these areas, was yet another reason to be
first three lady doctors in India) settled
there in about 1890, in small thatched huts.
The village Danishpet is situated in lower areas of Servarayan hills and near to Yercaud hills, which is a well known tourist station. The local Tamil name for this hill comes from a local deity, Servarayan, which means Chera King. Danishpet itself consist of 11 small villages like Andikottai,
Rajamannar Kadu, ( (
Varthakavandanur, ( (
Photo published by Jessica Andersen Evans
Varthakavandanur, Molakartour and Aauthour are yet another historical Malayali community in Danishpet. I will write detailed history about their culture in the next publication.
Andresen with early Indigenous villagers in Danishpet
sources of income for these people. Crops such as Paddy, sugarcane,
coconut palms and other local
major agricultural produce from these area activities.
missionaries and other Europeans, the
system is still openly practiced among the village people.
The organization of Bethel Agricultural
Anderson School and CSI Anderson Church are well known
village children’s in its Day Care Center
Vivegamgodfrey Old Age Home and Day
has taken precaution and serious effort to
Vivegamgodfrey trust has nine different
From its beginnings, the project cast-less
young hearts and elderly persons.
BUILDING PROJECT: For our projects we are constructing a building in three Phases Phase I- 2651qft. Costing -- Rs.2120800/- (37207.00€) Phase II- 2651qft. Costing -- Rs.185570/- (32556.00€) Phase III-2651qft. Costing -- Rs.185570/- (32556.00€) Please pray and support the building project. We urgently need the building to give full accommodation for old age persons. You can support for a square meter or one room. It is costing one sq.mt. = Rs.9800/- (172€) One room =34 sq.mt= Rs.96000/- (1685.00€) Donate
VGF second major project is our old age
The second group of old age home is for
home. This will be in three different
the poor, needy orphans and neglected
groups of homes. The first one will be an
old age persons, VGF will accommodate
and give care for them. With both of
missionaries and pastors who do not have any support in life. They can stay in our project rest of their life. This will be a great challenge for us. Moreover; this is first free old age home for the missionaries
missionaries often have no family or children that can take on the role of carers. We feel it is our duty to care for them.
respectful funeral also. The third group will be Paid old age home for the NRI childrenâ€™s parents and other old age persons, who want to pay and
accommodations will be monthly and yearly. The income from this will support the first two groups. VGF desire is to provide heavenly peace and joy for our old age persons in our camps.
Free Medical camps
In the last two years VGF was able to conduct two free eye camps for the surrounding village people. The third camp was a free multi- speciality medical camp like, Eye, ENT and Orthopaedics. These medical camps provided more than 500 people with medical check-ups and 31 people had free eye surgery and four had knee replacement surgery.
Beyond the border VGF was able to accommodate five international volunteers within three years. The vgf children enjoyed the international volunteerâ€™s presence and it was great exposure of the differences of other cultures between the volunteers and our children. Some of the volunteers remarkably made a great impact among the children in the areas like learning, playing, cleanliness, and improving their talents.
Besides the great impact on the children, the volunteers also learned the local culture, some language and enjoyed the quiet and calm nature of Danishpet and also the cuisine from this region being made from local fruits and vegetables. It
was great opportunity for the children
volunteers, this will help them to improve their knowledge and encourage them to build their future with globalizing growing competition. Many of our children were so saddened to tears to see our volunteers leave from home again.
Table Tennis is new unknown and unseen game for the village children. Most of the village children had not even
become part of their daily games.
True way Trust e.V.
donors for their regular support for
Governmental Organisation in Leipzig
our India VGF project. We are eagerly
Germany. It was started by Edwin
looking for more new sponsors and
donors to support our VGF sponsor-
Kumar, Andre Lim-Richter
and seven other members in Leipzig, on
Vivegamgodfrey project in India.
less children and unfinished building.
VGF and TWT are looking for sponsors and donors to support, some of the
The present Board and the members
urgent needs of VGF project. Such as,
of TWT are trying to explore VGF in
Bore Well for the drinking water,
India and TWT in Germany by way of
Rs.98000/- = 1600 €, Motor Bike
Rs. 59750/- =975€ and One four
organisations in Leipzig.
transport Old age persons between project and Hospitals.
A message from the Vice President Die folgenden Zeilen sollen unseren Verein True Way Trust e.V. gewidmet sein. True Way Trust e.V. ist ein in Leipzig gegründeter, gemeinnütziger Verein. Durch die Vereinsarbeit wird das Projekt Vivegam Godfrey in Indien gefördert. Dies geschieht sowohl finanziell, durch Fundraising, als auch praktisch durch Beratung der Mitarbeiter vor Ort, Erarbeitung von Programmen für die Kinder und durch Maßnahmen zur Weiterentwicklung des Projektes. Was gibt es so Neues von uns zu berichten?
True Way Trust e.V. was founded in Leipzig as a … to support the efforts of the project Vivegam Godfrey in India. Support includes financial support through fundraising and also spiritual support for our colleagues in India. We make our plans together to support the children and to further grow the project. The main objective for these programmes is to support the children in their efforts to learn and to give them a new and wider perspective in life based on biblical values. What we did in the last few months:
Grassi-Fest Grassi Festival Am 9.September fand das alljährliche Grassi-Fest auf dem Gelände des Leipziger Grassi-Museum statt. Auch wir als Verein waren mit einem kleinen Stand vor Ort. Unser Stand befand sich direkt neben der Bühne, für gute musikalische Unterhaltung war also gesorgt. Mercy hatte verschiedenen Schmuck und Kleidung aus Indien mitgebracht, Romy verzauberte die Besucher mit ihrer fast schon professionellen Körperbemalung (Mehendi) und auch die ein oder andere Tasse Chai wurde getrunken. Es war wirklich eine schöner sonniger Tag und eine gute Gelegenheit unser indisches Projekt etwas bekannter zu machen.
The Grassi Museum in Leipzig celebrates Grassi Festival every year on the 9th of September on its premises. This year, we were able to acquire a small stand at this festival. Our little stall was directly beside the stage. That provided us with great music throughout the whole celebration. Mercy brought with her jewellery and clothes from India, Romy her almost-professional painting skills in Mehendi and everyone was offered chai. It was a pleasant day with lots of sun and offered a great opportunity to introduce our project to those who did not know it.
South Indian Evening Jedes Jahr im Herbst finden in Leipzig bzw. in ganz Deutschland die Interkulturellen Wochen statt. Hintergrund ist das bessere Kennenlernen der in Deutschland lebenden unterschiedlichen Kulturen. Auch wir als Verein wollten dazu einen Beitrag leisten und veranstalteten am 29. September den ersten South Indian Evening. Die Veranstaltung fand im Gemeindesaal der Thomaskirche im Matthai-Haus statt. Es gab original gekochtes leckeres Essen aus den südindischen Bundesstaaten. Dosai, Coconut chutney, Tomato chutney, Chapatti and Lime rice und viele andere Gerichte sorgten für glückliche Gesichter unserer Besucher.
Intercultural weeks are organized in Leipzig and throughout Germany every autumn. The goal is to encourage a better understanding of the different ethnic groups now living in Germany. We were able to organize the first South Indian Evening on the 29th of September in the church hall of the Church of St. Thomas (Thomaskirche) in Matthäi-Haus. We were able to provide authentic South Indian cuisine from different South Indian states. Dosas, coconut and tomato chutneys, chappatis and lime rice besides many other sumptuous dishes guaranteed smiling faces throughout the whole evening.
Außerdem konnte man in einem Vortrag von Edwin Prabu Kumar etwas über die südindisch-deutsche Geschichte erfahren. Vinod erzählte uns etwas über den südindischen Bundesstaat Kerela. Man konnte einmal selbst in einen Sari oder Dhoti schlüpfen und sich wie ein echter Inder fühlen. Mercy zeigte in einen kleinen Kochkurs wie man Dosai zubereitet oder wer wollte konnte sich wieder mit Mehendi verschönern lassen. Es war wirklich ein gelungener Abend in angenehmer Atmosphäre, mit schöner indischer Musik nebenbei und vielen guten Gesprächen. Ich denke viele, wenn nicht alle der über 100 Besucher, würden nächstes Jahr wieder dabei sein. Ich denke dies ist Grund genug im Jahre 2013 den zweiten South Indian Evening zu veranstalten.
Edwin gave a very interesting lecture on the intercultural relationships through history between South India and Germany. Another fascinating lecture on the South Indian state of Kerela was provided by Vinod. Dhotis and sarees were provided for anyone who wanted to take a picture in traditional South Indian clothes. Mercy conducted a mini cooking course on making dosais and henna painting sessions were selling like hot cakes. It was an enjoyable evening with good music and constructive conversations.
Nur kurz möchte ich jetzt noch etwas über unseren Besuch in Indien im Juni 2011 schreiben. Wir besuchten ja letztes Jahr unseren Projektort in Indien für zwei Wochen, um die Mitarbeiter und die Kinder kennenzulernen und uns einfach einmal ein besseres Bild von den Gegebenheiten vor Ort machen zu können. Wir, das sind meine Frau und ich (unsere kleine Eleanor war im Bauch der Mama eigentlich auch schon mit dabei). Wir können nur dankbar an diese Zeit zurückschauen und sind froh einmal alle Kinder und auch die netten Köchinnen und anderen Mitarbeiter persönlich kennengelernt zu haben. Der Abschied von den Kindern fiel, obwohl wir nur zwei Wochen dort waren, uns und den Kindern sehr schwer. Wir kommen auf jeden Fall wieder und sind gespannt wie sich die Kinder bis dahin entwickelt haben.
I would now like to take a little moment to share our experience at the project in 2011. My wife and I (and our little daughter Eleanor, who was herself still in mummy’s tummy) journeyed to the project for two weeks in the summer of 2011 to make ourselves acquainted with the project, our colleagues and most importantly with the children in the project. We can only be thankful whenever we think of the time we spent there with the children, our two lovely cooks and all our colleagues there. It was very difficult for us to say goodbye, though our visit there was so short. We look forward to visiting again and are very excited to see how our children have grown, physically and mentally.
Es grüßt Sie herzlichst André Lim-Richter Vorsitzender True Way Trust e.V.
UNTERSTÜTZE EINEN ALTEN MENSCHEN: 25 Euro (1500 Rupien) pro Monat
UNTERSTÜTZE EIN KIND: 15 Euro (900 Rupien) pro Monat
BAUPROJEKT Phase I- 246 sq.m Kosten: 37.207 € (21,20,800 Rupien) Phase II- 246 sq.m Kosten: 3.255 € (1,85,570 Rupien) Phase III- 246 sq.m Kosten: 3.255 € (1,85,570 Rupien) Bitte beten Sie für das Bauprojekt und unterstützen es. Wir brauchen dringend ein Gebäude, um die älteren Menschen unterbringen zu können. Es ist möglich für einen Quadratmeter oder einen ganzen Raum zu spenden. 1 Quadratmeter = 172 € (9,800 Rupien) 1 Raum = 34 m2 = 1.685 € (96,000 Rupien)
SPENDEN/DONATE Sponsors/Donors in UK/Europe can directly credit your contributions to our Bank account in Germany. Bank: KD-Bank (Die Bank f端r Kirche und Diakonie), BLZ- 35060190, Konto- 1600018015 IBAN DE16350601901600018015 BIC GENODED1DKD Gemeinn端tziger Verein Nr. 5064 Steuer-Nr. 231/141/10949 K03 Sponsors/Donors in India can deposit your contributions to our Bank account given below. Bank: Account Nr:. 31191112580 State Bank of India, Omalur, IFSC Code: SBIN0001030
Sponsors/Donors in US can contact Jane Thamban 2737 Lake Park Ridge west Acworth GA 30101 Phone: +19122920307 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Sponsors/Donors from Other countries can directly deposit or online credit your contributions to our Bank account given below. Bank: Account Nr:. 31077474788 State Bank of India Omalur, Swift code SBININBB300, IFSC Code: SBIN0001030
Contact us INDIA
GERMANY True Way Trust e.V. for Vivegamgodfrey c/o Fam.Lim-Richter, K채the-Kollwitz-str.89, 04109 Leipzig.
VIVEGAMGODFREY Viveganantham Thotam Vivegam Garden Road Danishpet (PO),Omalur (TK) Salem (DT)-636354, India WikiMap | Google Map Phones: Edwin Prabu Kumar - 004917662556192, Edward - 00919382701634 Website: www.vivegamgodfrey.org Email: email@example.com Sponsors/Donors in India can deposit contributions to our Bank account given below. Bank: Account Nr:. 31191112580 State Bank of India, Omalur, IFSC Code: SBIN0001030
Phones: Fam.Lim-Richter +49 341 3556189 Andre' Lim-Richter +49 177 7173077 Edwin Prabu Kumar - 00493412283470, 004917662556192
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.vivegamgodfrey.org Bank: KD-Bank (Die Bank f체r Kirche und Diakonie), BLZ- 35060190, Konto- 1600018015 IBAN DE16350601901600018015 BIC GENODED1DKD Gemeinn체tziger Verein Nr. 5064 Steuer-Nr. 231/141/10949 K03
Sponsors/Donors from Other countries can U.S. deposit your contributions to our Bank account given below.
Sponsors/Donors in US can contact
Bank: Account Nr:. 31077474788 State Bank of India Omalur, Swift code SBININBB300, IFSC Code: SBIN0001030
Jane Thamban 2737 Lake Park Ridge west Acworth GA 30101 Pph phone: +19122920307 Email: email@example.com
Mehrfmilienhaus in 06321 Bad Dürrenberg, OT Nempitz Oetzscher Straße 11 Mit Nebengebäuden zu verkaufer. (siehe Bild) Grundfläche: 584qm Baujahr: 1980 Verkaufspreis: 35.000€ Ruckfragen an:
Edwin Prabu Kumar Tarostraße 14/432 04103 Leipzig
Laut Grundstückserwerbsvertrag is der Erlös aus dem Verkauf des Hauses samt Nebengebäuden für den „True Way Trust e.V.“_ Vivegamgodfrey in Indiaen zum Bau eines Altenheims für Missionare und Pfarrer in der Region Tamil Nadu bestimmt. Der Sitz deses Vereins ist in der Käthe-Kollwitz-straße 89. Informationen auch über www.vivegamgodfrey.org
Published on Oct 30, 2012
Published on Oct 30, 2012
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