How the schools began
In 2005 HMU President Saji Mathew had the opportunity to visit some of the new mission fields in Solapur district, Maharashtra State. The two mission fields visited were a remote village and a leper colony. The local missionaries arranged an outreach program for both the children and adults to enjoy in these places. Saji noted all the children eagerly participating in the programs, singing and responding to the stories and gospel truths the missionaries were sharing with them.
This visit revealed the difficult living conditions of most of the children. Most do not go to school regularly and many of them are from homes where they are neglected or abandoned. Some are children born to parents in the local leper colony. Our missionaries proposed the idea of starting two schools for these children. The idea was implemented and the new schools were called Harvest Play School but later the name became Harvest Kids School. This beginning grew until now there are 15 Harvest Kids Schools in Maharashtra and Gujarat. If you would like to be involved in this outreach a child can be supported for only $15 per month.