About Berhampur ...
Chalice's Berhampur Sponsor Site opened in February 2000 and is managed by the Diocese of Berhampur. With the help of Chalice, the Diocese runs separate hostels for boys and girls in collaboration with the Sisters of Charity and Holy Cross Sisters. The children belong to marginalized groups such as physically challenged, conflict refugees, children with family members suffering from leprosy, as well as many tribal people. These children have never had the opportunity to go to school or receive guidance towards holistic development until becoming part of the Chalice Sponsorship Program.
Berhampur is famous for its silk saris, ancient temples and its unique culture. Conversely, poor waste management systems have made the city look like a dump. Due to rapid urbanization, people from other states seeking work have swelled the more than 150 city slums. Thirty-six percent of the population lives below the poverty line. Children are exposed to violence, abuse, exploitation, and frequently forced into child labour and begging. Child trafficking has become common in many of the slums.
Mission - Berhampur
The mission of the Chalice Berhampur Sponsor Site is to nurture the most vulnerable in society by providing a quality education, nutritious food and medical care.
Sponsorship in Berhampur
The Chalice Sponsorship Program in Berhampur offers multiple benefits such as education, nutrition, health care and overall development opportunities. Their objectives are: to provide education to physically challenged girls; to assist children with physical disabilities through medical interventions like physiotherapy, use of appliances such as calipers, crutches and minor surgeries; and to provide vocational training to help children lead a normal, independent life in the future.