Alternative Gifts – Kings School Information and History

Alternative Gifts – Kings School Information and History
As you heard from Mark Steiner on Sunday, we have a connection to the founder of King’s Matriculation School in India. Several people asked for specific information about the school and I thought I’d put it out there for everyone. See below for more information about King’s School and please consider an Alternative Gift for a special someone in your life.
Dr. Pauline E. King came to India as a medical missionary in 1955 with what today is the United Church of Christ/Global Ministries. In 1969 she founded the Family Village Farm a living community for orphans, elderly and the destitute. Born in Hillsdale, Pennsylvania, on June 4, 1917, Pauline King was the youngest of four children. Her parents belonged to the Evangelical and Reformed Church (now a part of the United Church of Christ), where at the age of five she heard a missionary doctor describe his work in Africa. He told stories and showed pictures about children suffering from malnutrition and disease, and he explained how he was able to help them. From that moment on, King was determined to be a missionary and help people, especially children, in lands across the sea.
A missionary and public health educator in post-war India, her philosophy was, “I may not be able to do much, but I can do something. And, if I do what I can, maybe others will help.” It was with that thought in mind that she took in her first destitute family and began changing the lives of thousands without hope through (MBKG Pannai) the Family Village Farm. The objective of Family Village Farm is to provide a home for the homeless and thereby to enable the orphans, destitute and deserted to help each other as well as to utilize the opportunities we provide them for their betterment. The FVF comprises of “cottages” each
housing a family and catering to the needs of three generations. Each cottage has an elderly male or female, a destitute woman who plays the role of a mother and 10 to 12 children. The school has very good infrastructure with spacious class rooms with good lighting and ventilation. It consists of a well-equipped computer lab with internet access, science labs, library and a vast play field for sports. Also, the school has a covered lunch shed where students eat safely without the disturbance of stray dogs. In order to accommodate higher secondary classes, a two story new wing was constructed with six class rooms at each level.
You can read about the school and get updates about their progress here: Alternative Gifts can be in any amount and will be 100% distributed to the School through the UCC Global Ministries office. Every dollar will help with building bathrooms, providing needed supplies, and helping with scholarships for students.
Billi C.