Welcome to the Divya Shanthi Mission Support (DSMS) website.
Weâ€™re a very small UK charity that exists to supportÂ Divya Shanthi Christian AssociationÂ 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.
The easiest way to make a one-off donation is through JustGiving. Simply click the button below to go to our JustGiving page:
If you want to donate by cheque, direct bank transfer, or standing order, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are always grateful for more sponsors and supporters: even if you can only give a few pounds, it makes a big difference.
During the past few years, we have run two successful appeals to fund-raise for specific purposes.
Youth Worker Appeal (raised Â£5,400)
We have met our goal of raising Â£5,400 to provide three yearsâ€™ 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 Â£22,000)
We are delighted to have not only met but considerably exceeded our goal of raisingÂ Â£12,000Â to provide loans for sixth-form college and university students in Bangalore. We have now raised in excess ofÂ Â£22,000.
The students being supported by the Hazel Sargeant Memorial Fund are bright, hard-working young people whoâ€™ve done extremely well at Divya Shanthi High School â€¦ 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.