Good News India

Rating: 4.94 stars   16 reviews

Issues: Health, Human Services, Crime & Law, Religion

Location: P.O. Box 72747 Phoenix AZ 85050 USA

Mission: To seek and to save that which was lost.
Results: Since 1998 we have rescued nearly 3,000 destitute children from potential bonded and sexual slavery. We also currently provide refuge for about 50 lepers and food and medical treatment for at least 350 other lepers.
Target demographics: Children between the ages of 4 and 20 that are orphaned, abandoned or from destitute families living in rural India.
Direct beneficiaries per year: Nearly 3,000 children and 400 lepers.
Geographic areas served: Orissa and W. Bengal, India
Programs: We have established 28 Dream Centers to house destitute children and provide them discipleship in Christ, food, shelter, clothing, education through college and love in a family environment. We also have one Dream Center dedicated to the care of lepers and their children and multiple outreaches to leper communities with food and medical care. We have a dental program for all the children under our care that is being extended to other poor children in the community. We have an annual medical camp that serves the communities surrounding our Dream Centers.

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2 people found this review helpful

GNI is the only organization that I am aware of that does 24/7 care for children and funds their education through college. My experience on the GNI trip far exceeded my high expectations! The trip was well-organized and covered a wide range of backgrounds. I appreciate that when someone sponsors a child with GNI, 100% of the money goes to that child. It is financially sound and a great investment into the lives of these kids who would otherwise have no future or hope. I recommend checking out their website and seeing for yourself the difference that you can make in the life of a child.

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I spent over a week in India visiting the Good News India Dream Centers and meeting with the kids. It was the most wonderful, loving, beautiful time of my life. The children are so well taken care of and so thankful for Good News India. The organization is run wonderfully. The children are fed, loved, and educated (through college or Bible school). Good News India is rapidly changing lives.

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I had the pleasure of going to India with Dr. Faiz Rahman 5 years ago and saw first hand what this incredible organization does for destitute, "untouchable" children in GNI's Dream Centers (orphanages). There are thousands of lives being affected by GNI and what I find exceeds any other organization I've come across is that higher education is available for these children who otherwise would never dream of going to college, which will not only impact the lives of the individuals under GNI's wing but will elevate India as a whole. I am happy to support Good News India because I know that every dollar I donate is going straight where it is needed most. Just an amazing organization.

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Good News India is one of the few organizations that helps kids through college. Dr. Rahman, director and founder, is passionate about education. His kids are excelling in school and life skills. My son and husband have visited the Dream Centers throughout India. It has been a life-changing experience to see the GNI kids and interact with these joyful children.

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Good News India is one of the few nonprofits where the majority of the donations go directly to those in need, rather than administration. I have known Dr. Rahman and his family for many years. They are people of integrity and dedicate their lives to helping others. My son and husband have been to the GNI centers in India several times over the past 10 years. My office manager in our company has been there, too. Their firsthand accounts of the amazing children, lepers, and remote villages are riveting. I give to few charities, but GNI is one that I trust and respect.

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I was fortunate to have the chance to travel with Good News India and visit 8 of the Dream Centers. Among the general conditions found in India, I was so impressed with the happy faces and genuine joy with the kids at the Dream Centers. They are loved, cared for, taught disciplines, and very obviously assisted with their education by being encouraged to study. I also felt like they were given good encouraement as individuals, and had positive self esteem. I met and now sponsor 3 wonderful kids with GNI. If I could afford to, I would do more. Its very obvious to me the funds are used wisely and the children are safe and well cared for.

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I've been to India with Dr. Rahman several times. As a homeschool teen, it changed my life. It was an opportunity to see the world and more importantly, impact my perspective. I realize how blessed I am. I appreciate the privileges and blessings of my life. GNI is reaching thousands of people with hope and a life-changing message. I have great respect for Dr. Rahman and his team of miracle workers. Zach Burns, Phoenix, Arizona

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We have sponsored three children for many years. In May 2012 we went to India with Dr. Rahman to do some work in 10 of the Dream Centers and to meet our kids. Most noteworthy is that all of the kids everywhere are clean, well-fed, attentive, and happy. If you go to say, Haiti, your heart breaks and you want to bring every kid back home with you. Good News India is different. You fall in love with the kids, but you soon see they don't need to be "rescued" — GNI has already done that for them. They have 24/7 supervision, food, love and care. My most important job is to simply keep supporting them through prayer and financially.

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Good News India is an incredible organization that rescues kids from a life of human trafficking. I had the honor of going on a GNI tour last month and it changed my life. It is incredible to see firsthand the kids at the Dream Centers receiving food, shelter, clothing and having other basic needs met. Many of the children are orphans, but those whose parents are still living are too destitute to provide for their children. We heard several of the kids' testimonies and life stories, telling us about their terrible living conditions before they came to a Dream Center. I am so thankful for Good News India and for the work they are doing to disciple and train young people to be followers of Christ in the world. These kids are under 24/7/365 care, not just for a few hours a day, which makes GNI so unique. It was very special to be able to step into a day in their lives while I was there. I highly recommend supporting this organization - every penny goes directly to the children! A huge need is for children to be sponsored, so please go to http://goodnewsindia.org and sponsor a child for $30/month. It is worth every penny. These "throw-away" kids are seen as VALUABLE at Good News India. I can't wait to see how the influence of this organization grows in the years to come.

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This organization is amazing! The trip to India was well planned, very insightful, and a great opportunity to witness God in action. I was blown away by these children that others had thrown away. Beautiful, talented, thankful, prayerful children. Thankful for every thing others take for granted like food, clothing and the chance to go to school. They are willing to do whatever it takes to share the gospel and will not compromise their faith. I came home and immediately started saving for my next trip. My husband and I have added three children to our family and hope to add many more.

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Life-changing

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Good News India is amazing. I got the opportunity to go to visit some of the Dream Centers they have for the kids to meet and serve the hundreds of kids in the centers. Seeing the joy of these kids that came from nothing and because of GNI now are receiving an education, good food, clothing and most importantly, finding out about the love of Jesus was incredible. You can tell that these kids are the heart of what GNI does and everything they get goes to them. Definitely a ministry to support!!!

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