In India...

Robin Masih was born in 1959 in a small town in the state of Uttar Pradesh, and grew up in a middle class family. He and his wife Angeleena became convinced of the need to demonstrate their Christian values through social action in favour of the impoverished. On arrival in Rewari in 1984, they launched a programme of education for underprivileged children.

The project rapidly expanded, and the organisation ventured into new fields, notably medical aid and family welfare.

The team of personnel comprises qualified school teachers and health carers, office staff and farm labourers. While coming from various social and religious backgrounds, they are united by a common aim: love your neighbour! .

... and across the world

Paul Vandenbroeck
At first, the Rewari project depended solely on financial support received from friends in India. That changed in 1989 when, at a conference in Manila, “by chance” Robin met the late Paul Vandenbroeck from Brussels. A few months later, a support committee was set up in Belgium under the name of Rewari International.

In 2009, a year after Paul’s death, Rewari International became a cell-group of SEL Projets, which has provided a solid administrative framework enabling us to further enlarge our network of contacts – in Belgium and elsewhere.

Over the past few years, a dozen volunteers have played an active part in the Rewari cell-group in Belgium: Michael Bar, Monique Baya-Hamilton, Ignazina Cannova, Olivier Compere, Monique Deppe, Sarah Douik, Françoise Ledune, Yoann Mahieu, John Mead, Raoul Righenzi et Jean-Pierre et Pascale Vandenbroeck.