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.
Dr. Rahman's compassion for his homeland and the people of India is to be commended and I wish there were more men of faith like him. I have been with GNI for over 10 years as a sponsor, during this time I have received quarterly reports and correspondence from the young man that I have sponsored. The Dream centers that Dr. Rahman's vision and hard work have created are meeting the immediate and future development of children across India. Thank You GNI.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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!!!
I have worked with many organizations offering the same type of assistance as Good News India and I find this organization to be exceptional in its devotion to these less fortunate ones. They provide comprehensive life care including completion of a college education for its student benefactors. This has a profound preventive impact in the area of human trafficking as well as a future impact for the socioeconomic development of each individual being helped by this organization. My professional meetings with Dr. Rahman have always exceeded my expectations in professionalism and personal selflessness in his dedication to those who are hopelessly trapped in poverty. I would highly recommend Good News India as an effective and transformative NGO for your donations.
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!
I am Elam Bag a student of GNI belongs to a destitute family. My father is an asthma patient and mother works in paddy field, and earning about $ 10 in a month. We don't have proper shelter to live, our house is made up mud and till, and during the rainy season we suffer very much because the rain water dropped into the house. I was not getting sufficient food and clothe. When I was a little boy I came to the Kalahandi dream Centre by the help of our director Pastor Arun Ku Nag. I am staying and studying in GNI from last 10 years. The GNI has lift up me from mud and helped me to build up my career. In kalahandi dream Centre I got very good food, clothes, shelter and the best education which I never had expected, I might not able to study in our home already I have decided not to go school but here now I am doing MSW (Master in Social Work) and another more one year is left to finish my course. Another main thing that I have achieved that is spirituality, here I learnt about Jesus Christ and I strongly I believe that he is my personal savior. I will never go away from Jesus Christ. I thank to GNI and the Lord Jesus for all these blessing.
I spent two months with Good News India, from August to October. My first week and a half was spent with Dr. Rahman and Janette, another American. We hoped between Dream Centers, seeing about 10 of them. Every center put on a show for us with dancing and testimonies and afterward they had cooked us a large meal. After our meal, we would play with the children til it was time to go. The rest of my trip was spent between two centers. One is the mountain, which was beautiful and the other in the jungle. All the kids was great. I would teach in the mornings and also for a couple hours at night. but when i was not teaching, i was play games with the kids. They all love soccer. It was a life-changing experience that i hope to be repeating this fall.
I have been volunteering with Good News India since October 2011. I love working with GNI because of their passion to help the destitute children of India. I have heard testimonies from some of the children that before GNI they didn't have shoes on their feet or soap to wash with. Or they had to work to help support their family when they were quite young. These kids are so happy to be in school because many of them didn't have a chance to study before. Many of these kids would have ended up in bonded slavery or worse - the sex trade. Another thing I love about GNI is that they give all glory to God for the things that have been accomplished. God's hand is surely on this ministry!