“The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched – they must be felt with the heart.”
— Helen Keller
WONDANG-KI CHARITABLE FOUNDATION (WCF),(“Wondang-Ki” means house of light in Naga Lotha dialect). WCF is a Registered Charitable Society under the Nagaland Societies Registration Act No: H/RS – 1766 Dt. 27/08/2001. The Foundation is charitable by nature with its mission “to give hope to the hopeless and home for the homeless” with its motto “ENTRUSTED TO TRANSFORM LIVES.”
The Origination of WCF
The need to have an orphanage was first felt in August 1999 while the founder of Wondang-Ki, Shri. N. Thungdemo Kikon was studying M.Th. at South Asia Advanced Christian Studies (SAIACS) in Bangalore. In the process to interview People Living with HIV/AIDS in Dimapur for his thesis entitled, “Pastoral Response to HIV/AIDS with special reference to the state of Nagaland,” he met a family that changed his life and ministry. He was so troubled to see a dying father due to AIDS, his wife was also HIV positive and they had two cute girls aged 2 and 4. To think of these two minors without their loving father at such a tender age tremendously moved his inner being, at that moment God gave him a burden and a vision for the parentless and the homeless children.
Surprisingly, on his graduation night of March 6th., 2000 United Evangelical Mission- India, approached him to work for them and to start a children Home in Nagaland. This confirmed God’s will, right from choosing the thesis topic, meeting the affected girls and an unknown organization coming forward with a proposal to start children home in Nagaland. Soon, New Life Children Home (NLCH), was established in Dimapur during 2001 with 20 children. Subsequently WCF was registered.