How it all began..


In 1987, an American teacher named Jane McBride was travelling in South India when the opportunity presented itself to take on a plot of land in a small sea side villiage, named Pedagollapalem.

After spending six months in the area, recognizing the sheer poverty and lack of essential resources. Jane would return to open the gates of what was then the 'Village Children Home'

Unfortunately due to ill health, after seven years of dedicated commitment to the home, the founder, Jane McBride could no longer visit or contribute. 

The home went from strength to strength in the 90's, at one point the home flourished homing and supporting 62 children and having 10 staff on site.

However, in 2004, a blaze tore through the home's main structure, luckily no one was injured. The fire has had devastating effects on the home, There has been no funds to accommodate any new children since 2005, there once blooming crop garden has dried up and the likes of the solar panels no longer work.

The cause of the fire was unknown, however it is strongly believed the poor electrical fittings provoked the blaze.

At the moment ORH has around 1 year left of funds available, if help doesn't come soon it will be forced to closure.




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