Calvary Chapel Trust (CCT) which was established in 1989 by the Founder-Director, Mr L Gunasekaran has guided the charitable Trust thus far. Amidst challenges, the services of the Trust have been recognised by the Central / State Governments and Private entities.
The transformed lives of children have been well documented by the Trust. This website provides the overall picture of the main focus of the Trust.
In the beginning of 2023, as per the Board approved succession plan, Mr Heinrich Manoah has taken over the leadership of the Trust. He has been designated as the Deputy Director. Under his leadership, the Trust is expected to see a neo-focus on the various projects of the Trust.
The thrust areas of focus of the Trust:-
- To help weaker sections of the society, irrespective of caste, creed and religion, for their socio-economic upliftment by all legitimate and constitutional means
- To carry out programmes for outreach, education, and extension programmes, in order to strengthen spiritual, ethical and moral values and bring out useful citizens
- To provide Home for babies who are infected with HIV, especially for those referred by Child Welfare Committee constituted by the Government.
- To provide food, clothing, shelter, education and medical care for orphans, semi-orphans and destitute children through their residential and non-residential childcare programmes.
- To provide infrastructure and conducive environment to rural children to cope up with the demands of education.
Growth of the Trust from its inception:-
- Calvary Chapel Trust has its presence through its ministries in 11 states in India. (Andhra Pradesh, Bihar, Gujarat, Himachal Pradesh, Jharkhand, Karnataka, Odisha, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu, Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal)
- At any given time, there are almost 6000 HIV infected persons being served by CCT; out of which 3000 are children. Out of these 3000 children, 2000 are from the community and the remaining 1000 are under direct or in-direct support of the Trust
- About 2600 children have completed residential childcare programme. Out of this some are either independently settled in the community or serving in our ministry. Few have passed away due to HIV/AIDS infection.
- Currently, we have 570 children in 21 Homes (Residential Child Care programme) located in above mentioned states of India. Out of 570 children, 51% are HIV infected, 40% are orphans and 60% are destitutes.
Programmes of the Trust:-
- Residential Child Care – Children’s Home
- Convalescence Centre
- Tuition Centre, Child Development Centre, Door Step Schools
- Technical Training
- Family Assistance Programme
- HIV Care and Support programme
- Leprosy Support programme
- Retreat Centre
- Centre for Physically Handicapped
- Rural family assistance – Goat / sheep / cow / sewing machine / petty shop / etc
Future Plans :-
- Community Skill Development Centres
- Establishing counselling centres in all the states with the help of children who have grown up with the Calvary Chapel Trust.
- Providing nutritional support to the needy HIV infected families
- Providing rehabilitation facilities (employment facilities) for those who are sick and infirm in the community and those with us; including HIV/AIDS infected
- Establish vocational guidance centres in our campuses
- Settling HIV infected children in marriage
- Serving as a pivotal centre for research and training in HIV/AIDS. Trust has already documented vast literature on HIV/AIDS.