Friends Of Tread

Sarah, David and Hannah Centres

  • Sarah Child Development Centre, Podia, Orissa is based on a 3.5 acre site purchased and developed through donations from Friends of TREAD. This centre opened in 2002 and was run in partnership with Compassion International's East India branch that paid for the running costs of the project, whilst Friends of TREAD took responsibility for the costs of management and infrastructure.  This centre is the base for two more satellite centres in nearby villages which were run in partnership with Compassion:
    • Hannah CDC, Dubathota which is in an isolated, poverty-stricken forestry tribal village. The centre opened in 2004
    • David CDC, Girkinpalli opened in November 2005

In June 2016 Compassion International were unable to renew their FCRA number issued by Indian government Ministry of Home Affairs. TREAD eked out the money until September. Friends of TREAD sent emergency funds  from then until March 2017 when Compassion International had to reluctantly withdraw its work from India. See PROJECT 200 PLUS for the next stage

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