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Welcome to the Divya Shanthi Mission Support (DSMS) website.

We’re a very small UK charity that exists to support Divya Shanthi Christian Association in Bangalore.

If you’re interested in supporting us, you can:

  • Sponsor a child: you give a regular monthly donation and are matched up with a specific child at Divya Shanthi
  • Give a regular or one-off donation: this helps support children without a sponsor, and goes towards Divya Shanthi’s other educational and health projects

We are always grateful for more sponsors and supporters: even if you can only give a few pounds, it makes a big difference.

Past Appeals

During the past few years, we have run two successful appeals to fund-raise for specific purposes.

Youth Worker Appeal (raised £5,400)

We have met our goal of raising £5,400 to provide three years’ funding for a dedicated youth worker at Divya Shanthi in Bangalore.

A young woman has now taken on this role, and the youth ministry at Divya Shanthi is thriving.

The Hazel Sargeant Memorial Fund (raised £22,000)

We are delighted to have not only met but considerably exceeded our goal of raising £12,000 to provide loans for sixth-form college and university students in Bangalore. We have now raised in excess of £22,000.

The students being supported by the Hazel Sargeant Memorial Fund are bright, hard-working young people who’ve done extremely well at Divya Shanthi High School … but their families cannot afford the tuition fees needed for further education.

Hazel Sargeant was instrumental in setting up Divya Shanthi Mission Support after a visit to Bangalore in 2000 with her husband Peter. She had especial compassion for the children with whom Divya Shanthi works.

You can find out more about the fund here.