The N. Franklin
Franklin Ephraim, Shulamite, Vijaya Kumari and new baby girl born June 2001
The entire Home responsibility is laid upon the Home Father and Mother,
Franklin and Vijaya Kumari Nandigam. They act as Father and
Mother for the Home, as well as its director. They have the responsibility of admitting the
children into their respective classes, the children's development in the secular and
spiritual education, overseeing and managing all the staff, and look after the children's
health, etc. Vijaya Kumari is responsible for the menu and food preparation, and supervises
the kitchen staff. She also acts as substitute teacher when one of the regular teachers is
absent. As Director, Franklin is responsible for the entire operation of the Home, as well
as shopping to provide all the supplies for the entire orphanage. Franklin and Vijaya
Kumari maintain the Home at such a level that the children
forget their poverty, emptiness
and grief. "We make them feel as if they were living in their own home. The pain of their
past is erased by the love of Jesus Christ. We lead them into a personal relationship with
God, and they become the sons and daughters of our Lord Jesus Christ."
The head cook and Assistant cook will look after the entire cooking, vessel cleaning, room
cleaning etc. They live at the Home.
Ayah will look after the children. She will help the children with their bathing, combing
their hair, and other personal matters. She is with the children at all times when they are
not in their classes. In addition Ayah keeps the home clean and orderly. She also lives at
the Home with the children.
The watchman in the Home is responsible for the Home's security. Day and night, he will be
there to help the Home Father and to guard the Home.
The Third Class with their teacher
The teaching staff live in their own homes, but report to the Home to teach the children
during class hours. They teach Language (English and Telugu), Mathematics, Science, Social
Studies, Art and others.
The tuition teacher helps the children by giving them special tutoring in the secular
subjects. She makes sure the children do their homework, and helps the children that do not
yet understand their subjects properly. The tuition teacher lives at her own home, and will
come to the school according to her work schedule.
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