South Asia is a region of ancient traditions and religions; the birthplace of Buddha and the cradle of Hinduism. Its tranquil scenes capture the imagination of visitors; old ways and old values are highly respected and things never seem to change.
Yet there is another South Asia: large cities bustling with activity and booming IT business. Universities, clinics, hotels, housing estates and shopping malls are the backdrop of this new Asia. Technology is no longer the privilege of the rich but available to the wider community.
The area is wide open to change and wants to align itself with the rest of the modern world. There is a hope among the people today, a belief that this is a God-given time to build societies where ignorance, poverty and injustice are no longer the rule.
In the midst of all these developments there are many opportunities for Christians with a servant attitude and a love for these people to come alongside them and help them build their future.
Interserve workers serving in South Asia include:
- Educators for expatriate children, local schools and universities
- Partnering with other organisations to increase effective student work
- English as a foreign language
- Medical and dental educators
- Nursing educators
- Community development and micro-enterprise especially with marginalised peoples