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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Rating: 5 stars  

3 people found this review helpful

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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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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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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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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My husband and I have been donating to GNI for several years now. We love hearing the latest happenings in their newsletter and seeing such positive results among the children. Dr. Rahman is an absolute gem with such a passion for India's kids. I would highly recommend Good News India!

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