Saturday, August 8, 2015

EDUCATION MEETING AT CSI DIOCESE

The Dalit Wing of the South Kerala Diocese of the Church of South India (CSI) has come forward to partner with the Trivandrum Fuller Center for Housing (TFCH). The Christian Dalits are a poor community that does not get as much governmental support as their non Christian counterparts in the country though they also form the economically and socially weaker section of society. The church has been trying to ameliorate their living conditions by all possible means. Poverty housing or homelessness is rampant among them. Hearing about the unique service of the Fuller Center for Housing, the CSI diocese representative held talks with the chairman of the TFCH and requested that a group of prospective beneficiaries be educated on the philosophy of the Fuller Center ministry. Accordingly an education meeting was held at the diocese premises from 10.30 am to 12.30 pm today, August 08, 2015. More than 25 people attended the meeting which was ably coordinated by Mr Rajadas, Dalit Wing Secretary and inaugurated with blessings by the bishop of the CSI diocese, His Excellency Rt Rev A Dharmaraj Rasalam. The chairman, vice chairman, treasurer and the manager of the TFCH, who were present on the occasion, led the education meeting successfully.
Mr Rajadas, Dalit Wing secretary welcomes 
A view of the gathering of prospective beneficiaries

Monday, July 20, 2015

New Fuller Home Dedicated

The Fuller Home of Ms Cherupushpam and her family was dedicated today, July 20 2105. This family had been living in a rented house until their Fuller home was completed. With the dedication of this house the family feels that it has a home of its own. While the homeowner is a domestic worker, her husband is a mason. Both of them work hard. The family feel that they have a permanent place to live and rest at all through their lives. 

Front view of the house

Side view of the house


Sunday, July 5, 2015

TFCH CHAIRMAN VISITS FCFH

Chairman Adv T H Lawrence of the Trivandrum Fuller Center for Housing (TFCH), India completed an eventful visit to the Fuller Center for Housing (FCFH), USA from June 17 to 19, 2015. He took time to make it during his stay in San Francisco with his son and family. President David Snell received him at the Atlanta airport and accommodated him in Quality Inn, a good hotel in Americus. The chairman met with all the staff of the FCH and held talks with President David, Director Ryan and Co-founder Linda (who also found time to lunch with him). Ryan took him round places of organizational and historical significance such as the FCFH Office, Koinonia Farm (where Millard Fuller had founded Habitat for Humanity with Clarence Jordan and built the first partnership house), Clarence's Shack (where Clarence used to rest and reflect), Koinonia Community Center (where resident volunteers are trained), Global Village & Discovery Center (where models of Habitat houses built in various countries in the Latin American/Caribbean, African/Middle East and Asia/Pacific regions are erected), Plains, (which is home of President Jimmy Carter), Jimmy Carter National Historic Site (Museum and Visitor Center) and Habitat for Humanity Headquarters open premises. Meanwhile, Lawrence also had the privilege of dining with the Davids and the Ryans. On completion of the tour the TFCH chairman was seen off at the Atlanta airport by Global Builders Coordinator Allen Slabaugh. 

In front of the doorway to the FCFH HQ
With President David Snell in his office
With David and some of his team
With Director Ryan







With Ryan and Jison at the coffee house
Lunch with Linda, David and Ryan
In front of the first Habitat for Humanity house
Ryan with the second Habitat for Humanity homeowner
At the Koinonia Farm
Where Clarence Jordan used to rest and reflect
Lunch at Koinonia Farm
Dinner with the Davids and the Ryans


In front of the Habitat for Humanity HQ
With David, Linda and Ryan at the FCFH HQ
With Allen before return to San Francisco via Atlanta
The hotel where accommodation was provided
 Flanked by Quality Inn Receptionist and its Owner 

Friday, March 20, 2015

DEDICATION OF ANOTHER FULLER HOME

The family of Ravi & Santhi with the Chair and the Vice Chair
of TFCH after the dedication of their house on March 20, 2015.

Sunday, March 8, 2015

ONE MORE FULLER HOME DEDICATED

Sabu & Family with Pastor Sasi Joseph 
at their Fuller Home in Kelakam on February 28, 2015