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6th graders with great big hearts!


6th graders with great big hearts!

Just as Summer is in full swing here, monsoon rains are beginning in West Bengal.  The children's home in Kakdwip does not have glass in the windows.  You can imagine how wet it gets inside the building during monsoon season.  

Recently, a 6th grade teacher in New York contacted us.  Her class was just beginning a unit on India and as she was showing a powerpoint she'd created, the students started saying they wanted to raise money for needy children in India.    

Their teacher was amazed at their big hearts.  And we are, too!  After discussing options, they decided to do a class fundraiser with a goal to raise $571.21 to provide the glass for the windows in Kakdwip.  We just received news that their fundraiser was a success and they reached the goal.  

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Their big hearts reached all the way to India to help those less fortunate than themselves.  Kindness wins!  

Thank you to Mrs. Malysza's 6th grade class at Enterprise Charter School.  You are an inspiration to the world!




Why should I help someone in India?


Why should I help someone in India?

common question:

"Why should I help someone in India

when there are people in need right here in the United States?"  

As citizens of the United States (or insert your home country here), we care about the people in our country.  As human beings, we should also be concerned about people and their living conditions everywhere in the world.  

Martin Luther King, Jr. said it best, "Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere."  Do you agree?  

There is currently injustice going on in India.  


As a global citizen, here are some statistics for you to chew on:  

  • 75% of India's population lives in rural poverty.
  • 44 million children in India are considered impoverished.
  • 42% of children in the country under the age of 5 are underweight.
  • 58% of children under 5 were stunted.
  • 25 million orphans live in India today, more than any other country in the world.
  • 700 million people in India live on $2 a day or less.
  • Nearly 40% of teenage girls give birth.
  • 18% of girls are married by age 15 and 47% are married by age 18.
  • 51% of girls do NOT receive a secondary education.
  • Statistics cited from UNICEF and World Bank. 

It's overwhelming...but there is hope!  And it involves you and me.  It will take a whole bunch of global citizens who believe in the value of all human life, to release people from the cycle of poverty in India.  

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Let's fight this injustice together!