The real world of Slumdog Millionaire

With the new film Slumdog Millionaire currently grabbing headlines and awards, there is growing awareness of these slums of India. The Rev. Canon Pat Atkinson’s dedication to helping some of the very poorest people in the world has led to her being called Norfolk’s Mother Teresa. reports on the work of Church of England Deacon Atkinson.

…young beggar’s life was transformed too – from a shack built on untreated sewage in the city of Mellawassal, he went on to take a university degree in botany, supported by the trust. And there have been many more like him since.

“I have watched a generation of children grow up but another generation has come on behind them, so it is impossible to ignore them,” she says.

“Some of our older children are now coming back as volunteers, and we have so much support from people in Norfolk. We are worried now because of the economic downturn which is certainly hitting all charitable giving, but in many ways we are not worried because people have shown us such loyalty and love.”

Read about the work here.

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