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Closed 14/06/2017

raised of £3,150 target by 30 supporters

    Weʼve raised £1,010 to fund a second year of volunteering work teaching and supporting marginalised youth from some of the poorest communities in India.

    Funded on Wednesday, 14th June 2017

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    From October 2016 to March 2017, I have spent many transformational weeks working as a self-funded volunteer with social education charities and youth work organisations in India to help teach and support young people from a variety of different, often marginalised backgrounds. Many of the students I have worked with have been from Below Poverty Line families and most have been brought up with the cutting reality of caste discrimination that continues to permeate attitudes in India despite legislation seeking to eradicate it. Alongside my co-volunteers, I have been delivering English language skills, teacher training and personal mentoring to help give these youths the skills they need to gain employment and financially support themselves and their families. We've also been working to demonstrate the reality of gender, race, age and interstate equality. I've delivered talks, run workshops and I've supported young people to develop emotional resilience they need to survive in a very challenging social environment, It's been the most difficult yet rewarding experience of my life so far but I can see the potential for the contribution I can make has only just started to emerge. I need to return and continue this work with even more young people just as soon as I can; but this will need funding. I need about £1000 to cover my flights, visa, insurance and vaccines, then around £2000 to feed myself, pay for travel between states and cover my other expenses for five to six months (my target also includes the 5% fees collected by Just Giving). I've got the energy, drive, motivation and ability to do the work... but only with your financial support. Please give what you can. Thank you.

    You can read more information and details of my experiences in India on my blog page:



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      • Anonymous


        Jun 14, 2017

      • Mark Wells

        Mark Wells

        Jun 14, 2017

        Jai Bhim! I thought I'd help you reach a grand :-) Glad to hear you are heading out there again


      • Ian O'Leary

        Ian O'Leary

        Jun 14, 2017

        Best of luck with your project!


      • Amanda Lawrence

        Amanda Lawrence

        Jun 14, 2017

        Go girl! A day is a long time in fundraising...Good luck with everything. Hope to see you in the summer.Amanda x


      • Andy Thompson

        Andy Thompson

        Jun 14, 2017

        5am! Dunton! Do these things even exist? Good luck and safe and happy travelling.


      • Mark Cleary

        Mark Cleary

        Jun 14, 2017

        Happy travels! :)


      • Juliet McGrattan

        Juliet McGrattan

        Jun 14, 2017

        Happy to support you in this wonderful work.


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