I am still in beautiful India, but wanted to give you all a quick update of the progress being made with utilising the generous donations raised through the campaign.
So far I have distributed most of the resources that I took with me in the suitcases. My visit to the Sri Narayani Nethram School library was such a joy. The students gratefully received the huge pile of books and enjoyed reading them. They loved to chat and asked many questions about schools in Australia. I also gave the school sets of hand made games (from students at Trinity Gardens), domino sets, big dice containers, parachute and others educational resources which will be distributed to the most relevant classes in the school.
The school library is used by the 985 students at this school, so the girls were very keen to get the new books processed and stamped to get them on the shelves. I feel that collecting more books for their school library could be an area for further action on my return home. Any ideas?I had the absolute joy of spending time at the Sri Narayani Nursery School where 60 gorgeous 2-4 year olds are schooled. They certainly enjoyed getting their hands on the new resources (especially the crayons, which they carefully unwrapped one by one ! ) Little treasures x
Today I donated $1,000 of the money raised, towards the Tribal Village school in Jamunamarathur Village. This village is located in a very isolated rural location about an hour from Peedam in the mountain region. The money donated will help to purchase much needed blankets for this very poor community. This donation was so heartfelt when I gave it, and I know all who contributed to the fundraising total are certainly blessed with this action as well. Thank you x
I am currently having discussions with the principal at Sri Narayani Nethram School about funding student scholarships. I will post more information about this aspect once more details are investigated soon.I hope you can feel the joy that I have been so fortunate to experience on this endeavor. It certainly has opened my heart to further fundraising and support action in the future too.
Thank you all so much for your contribution towards this. I wouldn't be doing these amazing things without your support and generosity.
Grattitude and Love to you all