Since 1999, they have found that the children of the regions feel more “at home” in such collective villages. Given the poverty level in India they have a difficult task to support the collective villages and provide for the children. In 2005 the government of India agreed to allow overseas contributions.
This agreement has allowed them to expand into three regions so far and expand the services provided. They now have medical, teaching, and play facilities in each village. The newest mini village, on an 8 acre plot in the Punjab district, will house 144 children in 12 homes and will bring all available service to each child.
The village will be able to teach each child to promote the best out of each of their abilities. The point is to bring them into life as capable adults. Phase One will house 72 children and will also house local Doctors that will provide free help. The house will take as many kids as possible in the first year and in year two they hope to double their facility. The mini villages are going with solar and wind power to meet their electrical needs.
They also will use bio-gas and rain harvesting to support other needs. Three acres will be used for farming using local labor which will help the nearby economy and promote good will for the village. In the culture of India, goodwill is important. The culture especially that which is ingrained in the local customs, dictate the goodwill of the local people be obtained to ensure a successful cohabitation.
The Frishta Villages are independent of the thoughts and actions that lead to poverty. They are embracing the new ways of the world to be able to bring new technology to their lives and ensure success. There will even be a computer facility in the new grouping to help with education.
This imbued culture was considered in the evaluation of the village dynamics and the children did not mind the changes. They are making great strides to independence and a better life and will be the next leaders of the country as they grow which will make the future of India more secure. After all, the children of today will help shape the future for tomorrow.