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HITHA-Partnership Opportunities and Budget for 2016-‘17

We believe in partnerships - working together with other people of God. So if the Lord burdens you, we welcome you to be a partner with us in fulfilling the vision of HITHA, which is God's vision that He has given to us. You can be a partner by way of prayer, volunteering, contributing financially, coming to teach courses, entering into partnership in the area of academics, and passing on the vision to others.

 

Needs of HITHA (with the Proposed Budget as of April, 2016)

*** The monthly needs (to run the college smoothly):

1) Rent and Maintenance

Rs. 26, 500/ (US $ 414)

2) Electricity bill

Rs. 1, 500/ (US $ 23)

3) Phones and Internet bills

Rs. 1, 800/ (US $ 28)

4) Water (drinking), tea/coffee, snacks, food, etc., expenses

Rs. 7, 500/ (US $ 117)

5) Office Administrative Expenses –Printing, Stationary, Postage, Courier, Bank Charges, Audit Fee, etc.,

Rs. 9, 083/ (US $ 142)

6) Salaries of Resident Faculty, Administrative Assistant, and Office Assistant

Rs. 35, 000/ (US $ 547)

7) Honorariums/Gifts, hospitality, etc., for adjunct/visiting faculty,

Rs. 15, 000/ ($ 235)

8) Travel, Local Conveyance, and Fuel Expenses

Rs. 3, 500/ ($ 55)

TOTAL: Rs. 99, 883/ (= US $ 1561)

*** This is the bare minimum we need every month to run the College/Institute

 

*** One time needs (because HITHA is still in the process of being built up and is going for final/full accreditation with ATA in about an year to year and a half):

 

  1. More books for the Library (Rs. 2, 50, 000/) – over the next one year we have to take this up to 10, 000 volumes (both hard and e/digital copies) and we now have close to 5000 volumes and we should also order some good theological journals.
  2. A good library software installation to computerize the Library System – 25, 000/,

 

Equipment and Furniture:

  1. Two Computers (desktop) - Rs. 84, 000/ - for the enhancement of the Library System to enable students to access resources from the server.
  2. Two office tables and chairs - Rs. 20, 000/,
  3. Twenty book shelves - Rs. 1, 15, 000/,
  4. A Coffee and Tea Dispenser/Wending Machine - Rs. 16, 500/,
  5. Two filing cabinet - Rs. 20, 000/,
  6. A Television with a good CD/DVD/Multimedia Player - Rs. 25, 000/,
  7. A two-wheeler/motor cycle - Rs. 65, 000/ for the office.
  8. First Graduation Ceremony Related Expenses – Rs. 75, 000/

Total: Rs. 6, 95, 500/ (US $ 10, 867)

 

*** Annual Budget for the Financial Year April 2016 to March 2017:

PROJECTED EXPENDITURE

1) Monthly Needs (details shown above) for 12 months (April 2016 to March 2017)

Rs. 10, 05, 000/ (= US $ 15, 703)

2) Theological Education (Scholarships) Fund

Rs. 75, 000/ (= US $ 1172)

3) Hospitality, Local Transportation, Travel (in some cases) etc., of the Adjunct/Visiting Professors

Rs. 2, 00, 000/ (= US $ 3, 125)

4) One Time Needs (as shown above)

Rs. 6, 95, 500/ (= US $ 10, 867)

5) Auditor’s Fees, ATA Annual Membership Fee, Website Maintenance, Printing, Binding, etc.

Rs. 75, 000/ (= US $ 1, 172)

TOTAL: Rs. 20, 50, 500/ (= US $ 32, 039)

ESTIMATED INCOME

1) Student Fee

Rs. 5,20, 000/ (= US 8, 125)

2) Contributions from the Board Members and Friends of HITHA (based on the past experience)

Rs. 4, 00, 000/ (= US $ 6, 250)

TOTAL: Rs. 9, 20, 000 (= US $ 14, 375)

THE GAP BETWEEN INCOME AND EXPENDITURE (FOR WHICH WE LOOK TO THE LORD BY FAITH FOR HIS PROVISION THROUGH HIS PEOPLE):

GAP

Rs. 11, 30, 500/ (= US $ 17, 664)

*** Grand Total (of the money we need in addition to the expected income): Rs. 11, 30, 500/ (= US $ 17, 664) for the financial year 2016-2017.

A Comprehensive Summary of the Budget for the Financial Year 2016-‘17:

1) Monthly needs (for rent, electricity, phone bills, internet charges, water, stationary, servant’s charges, and salaries of Resident Faculty, Admin. Assistant, Office Assistant) @ Rs. 70, 250 per month for the whole year

Rs. 10, 05, 000/ (= US $ 15, 703)

2) Visiting Professors (hospitality, local transportation, travel, etc.) for the whole year

Rs. 2, 00, 000/ (= US $ 3, 125)

3) One Time Needs (computer, tables, chairs, PA System, Voice Recorder, book shelves, refrigerator, coffee and tea dispenser, filing cabinet, Television, CD/DVD/Multimedia Player, and books for the library)

Rs. 6, 95, 500/ (US $ 10, 867)

4) Theological Education/Scholarships Fund

Rs. 75, 000/ (= US $ 1, 172)

5) Auditor’s Fees, ATA Annual Membership Fee, Website Maintenance, Printing, Binding, etc.

Rs. 75, 000/ (= US $ 1, 172)

Total Projected Expenditure:

Rs. 20, 50, 500/ (= US $ 32, 039)

Total Expected Income (through student fee and contributions from the Board and Friends of HITHA):

Rs. 9, 20, 000 (= US $ 14, 375)

*** Grand Total of the Gap (money needed for the whole year of 2016 – 2017):

Rs. 11, 30, 500/ (= US $ 17, 664)

*** If the Lord burdens/motivates and enables you (as an individual or a Church or an organization), please come along and partner with us through your prayers and financial contributions so that we might be able to “equip the saints or people of God/the Christians in the market place for works of service” for God’s glory and the blessing of people (Ephesians 4: 11-13) and fulfil the God-given vision (and mission) of HITHA.

*** A Very Special and Important Need for a Better Future: The board that met on the 19th of October, 2013 decided to prayerfully (and by faith) look for a place to buy for the increasing space needs of HITHA, which has been using rented facilities and  had to be moved four times already. The estimated budged for this project is Rs. 60, 00 000/ (about US $ 100, 000). A ‘finance committee’ was formed to focus on fund-raising and one member of this committee and his family came forward to sell a property and contribute at least Rs. 20, 00, 000/ (one third of this budget) and they have been praying that a buyer should come soon – PRAISE THE LORD that they could sell in September 2014 and are still willing to invest the promised amount). And there is a possibility of the current place coming for sale. Please pray and seek the Lord to see if He wants you to get involved in this project, as much more money is needed for this much needed space/place to make expansion of the work possible.