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£900raised of £800 target by 27 supporters

    Weʼve raised £900 to open a new Young Indian Futures education centre and help some of the world's most marginalised youth out of poverty into meaningful work.

    Funded on Saturday, 16th July 2016

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    Having run Southend Half Marathon on June 12th but still not quite managing to meet our target, I decided to engage in a new challenge: to meditate for 12 hours (far more scary!) on Summer Solstice, June 20th! We have now raised the £800 we needed to open a new education centre for Young Indian Futures but do please keep giving! This organisation runs a number of small-scale charity projects in India, with the aim of giving dignity and independence to young people who are excluded from that ‘booming’ economy. They come from the marginalised ‘Dalit’ communities, formerly known as ‘Untouchables’, facing a life of brutalising work and minimal education through many generations.

    their idealism and courage communicates itself to everyone who works with them; but because of the entrenched inequalities of Indian society, their potential is blocked and disabled by caste (and gender) discrimination and poverty.

    A huge difference can be made, for them, their families, and their communities, by access to training, leading to rewarding employment. A number of training courses have already been funded by Y.I.F. in Animation skills, and General Computing, Hardware, and Networking, for young women and men.

    By a unique network of contacts, they are invited from every corner of India to train, and supported financially, because their parents have no money for their education. They come from the communities of followers of the great 'Untouchable' leader Dr. Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar. These 'Dalit' (oppressed) communities number in millions - and these young people are deeply committed to their uplift, with the new skills they have gained.

    We are working to develop other training centres in other parts of India - Chhattisgarh and Kerala, 'seeding' them with the young people as they develop skills and qualities of leadership, but this can only happen with funding! Please sponsor my run and help support this cause; just a few of your hard earned pounds will go a very long way!

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    • Annabeth Orton3 years ago
      Annabeth Orton

      Annabeth Orton

      3 years ago

      I did it! Not even a loo break! Whew, now I can get back to running marathons! THANK YOU so very, very much to everyone who dropped in on the day, your presence really boosted my resolve and so much love and thanks to all our incredibly generous donors who have given so much. We raised an extra £80 in cash on the day as well as meeting our online target. Your support has made the world a better place; may your world be a better place today as a result. Much love x

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    • Annabeth Orton3 years ago
      Annabeth Orton

      Annabeth Orton

      3 years ago

      In my next random act to raise £800 for Young Indian Futures, I shall be attempting to meditate for 12 hours on the 2016 Summer Solstice! My longest ever sit on the anniversary of my longest ever run! (I ran a 12 hour 59 mile ultramarathon in June 2015!) Just £259 to go!

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    • Annabeth Orton3 years ago
      Annabeth Orton

      Annabeth Orton

      3 years ago

      I did it! I finished in 2:01:55... Not my super fastest half marathon time but not too shoddy either! Thank you all for your support so far but let's keep it going! xx

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    27

    • Elaine M.

      Elaine M.

      Jul 8, 2016

      Good luck with your endeavour.

      £5.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Jul 8, 2016

      Good job, nice project!

      £20.00

    • Paul Foster

      Paul Foster

      Jun 29, 2016

      £30.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Jun 22, 2016

      £20.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Jun 21, 2016

      :)

      £200.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Jun 20, 2016

      £50.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Jun 15, 2016

      £10.00

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