In August 2017, Schools4Change volunteers travelled to Sonipat, India to carry out our first stage of field work in the orphanage. The work involved team-building exercises for the children, and planting fruit trees for nutrition. A selection of eight trees (peach, olive, apple, pear, lemon, mango, pomegranate, and orange) were planted in the garden, and a celebratory lunch was held afterwards for the children that took part in planting trees.
In addition to this, a water filter (donated to the orphanage by one of our volunteers) was fitted to ensure safe-to-drink water is available at all times for those who live in, or visit, the orphanage.
In the next year, Schools4Change are planning to fund facilities, much like the ones for Darul-Uloom Qamar Islam, for Immanuel Orphanage. These facilities include doors for each classroom, a computer lab, stationery kits for all students, dictionaries and thesauruses for each classroom, and an English teacher. The total estimate of all products equates to roughly £10,000.