Weʼre raising £3,000 to provide beds and toilets to abandoned elderly people and repair washing and toilet facilities in a children's blind school in South India.
- Cochin, Kerala, India
- International volunteering
- Time left
- 13 days to go
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I am currently in year 12 at Forest School and I am going for hospital work experience in India, and during my stay I would like to dedicate my time to helping the vulnerable by providing much needed items such as beds and portable toilets. I want to help those in a less privilege position to myself. I am also receiving sponsorship from Bluebell dental practice.
Old people and the disabled young within India are often abandoned as they are unwanted. They are rarely visited and I would like to help them by gathering donations from various sources. I want to spend time with both the children and the elderly by visiting them in between my work experience.
I am personally going to India to see how the money can be used and directly interact with the vulnerable. A key part of my project is that no money will go directly to administration, the donations will be used to buy items and photographic evidence will be taken.
The first location I will be spending time at is the Karunalayam Home for the aged, destitute and infirm. The home is situated within the outskirts of Kerala, India and provides care for the aged, poor, destitute, infirm, and abandoned women. Residents come from the streets, hospitals and homes, some are bedridden, homeless, sick or disabled. The home supports them in their final days, while raising awareness of the need to look after elders. The home purely relies on donations without any government help. My aim is to purchase 5 wheelchairs with commode and 5 specialist beds with mattress.
The second location is the Greenfield School for Blind Children, which is situated in Timmapuram on the outskirts of Kakinada, India where I will have interactive sessions with the children and spend time teaching them English using a braille alphabet. I will also distribute sweets, fruits and clothes for the blind children. My aim is to purchase clothing for the children and provide funds to repair their washing and toilet facilities.
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Amara Shakthi11 days ago
So far I have raised just over £2,500 from JustGiving and my personal collection, your contribution has really help me meet closer to my target. I am leaving for India on the 10/06/17 but when I come back I will update with photos.
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Jun 16, 2017
Wish you all the best Amara! Love from Sajeev Anna family.
Jun 15, 2017
Dear Amara,Your efforts are hugely commendable.With best wishes Uncle Tony
Jun 15, 2017
All the best. Mama and mani
Jun 13, 2017
Best of luck from Deepu , Ishitha, Ammu and Alli
Jun 13, 2017
Great work good luck
Jun 12, 2017
I'm so proud of you and your parents Amara. I used to look after you when you was 7 or so and I knew you would grow up to be a very sensible and caring person. Good luck with your fundraising. Ania
Jun 2, 2017
Excellent thought and great cause Amara. Good luck and well done. Sitra Aunty ,Krittisha & CO.xxx
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Cochin, Kerala, India
I am Amara and I'm in year 12. I want to help the vulnerable as they are in a less privilege position than I. Old people and the disabled young within India are often abandoned as they are unwanted. They are rarely visited and I would like to help them by gathering donations.
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