Amaran’s Day at Little Lilies Crèche
Amaran and his family of five live in a one room apartment in a village near Kodaikanal. His mother cleans housed and his father, who suffers symptoms of childhood polio, works in the fruit market when he is able. Follow Amaran from home to school and on through his day.
Morning Pick-up in Kodai
Driver Isaac Newton collects at least 20 children and two teachers, delivering them to Little Lily’s Crèche.
How Crèche Graduates Fare in Primary School
Headmaster Pream Kumar says crèche graduates transitioning to his school are typically the top students in his class and demonstrate strong moral values, good hygiene, and curiosity.
In this short video, Hilda Isaac introduces Jagan, a boy from one of the forest villages near Kodaikanal whose life has been transformed by the love and care of the teachers at Little Lilies Crèche. Hilda is executive director of Betsy Elizabeth Trust, which oversees five crèches in South India.
St. Johnsbury Academy Service Trip 2016
Students from St. Johnsbury Academy in Vermont traveled on a service trip to Betsy Elizabeth Cèches in Kodaikanal and Poriayar in April, 2016. The trip is led by Sarah Garey, Help Kids India board member and Director of Health Services at the academy.