Since 2007, East Shore Unitarian Church has partnered with the Friendship School and the Smit congregation in Khasi Hills of Northeast India. The roots of Unitarianism in the Khasi Hills go back to 1887.
The Khasi Hills Ministry Team supports our partnership with Unitarian churches in the Khasi Hills region of NE India. We are in active friendship with the incredible Unitarian Khasi people – we appreciate their love, caring, resourcefulness, wisdom, emotional intelligence and rich cultural heritage. We helped build an English-language primary school called the Friendship School, and we support the salaries for five teachers at the school. We have also begun a scholarship program for Khasi students – identified by a Khasi committee – whose families have the fewest resources. Right now eight East Shore members are sponsoring eight students. We make pilgrimages to the region, where we visit with our friends, share cultural and spiritual values, and learn about the most pressing needs and aspirations of their community. We are committed to the equitable and compassionate care that each side of this friendship receives. Please join us – your participation will transform many lives, including your own!
Learn more about our partners from our 2020 events “PartnerPalooza!”
Our big fundraiser is a huge 100+ family yard sale each August with the funds helping pay the salaries for the teachers at the school. Look for Trinkets & Treasures in the upcoming events!