Support at-risk children in India
Organized by: Janis Bowersox
Your donations were so valuable to supporting the children and the mission of Ramana's Garden Children's Home and School!
April 02, 2017
EVENT DATE Jan 12, 2016
I have returned to volunteer at Ramana's Garden Children's Home in Rishikesh, India through March 2017.
The money you donate will be used for art supplies (described below) and towards medical supplies (bandages, ringworm treatments, etc.) for the children and for basic needs such as notebooks, pencils, food like a banana for breakfast... Also for after school activities such as coloring books and puzzles, or playing cricket (they always need balls). To learn more about the children's home visit http://sayyesnow.org
I am volunteering directly with over 100 children after school, in the evenings, and on weekends. Many of kids came from dangerous situations where they were at risk of either being murdered, forced into prostitution, child labour, begging, starvation or total neglect. Together we can make a difference in the lives of these children. Over the last two years, I saw how little these children have, and yet how happy they are. They might not have towels or toys, but all of their needs are met and they are thriving, thanks to the woman who started this home, Prabhavati Dwabha, and the terrific staff, teachers, and volunteers who work there. To learn more, or to directly donate to Ramana's Garden Children's Home, visit http://sayyesnow.org.
There is a downloadable CD that benefits the Children's Home called Aid: Orphans of Rishikesh which you can purchase here: http://www.spiritvoyage.com/yoga/Kirtan-Aid:-Orphans-of-Rishikesh/Spirit-Voyage-Artists/CDS-004553.aspx
Karen Arp-Sandel and I plan to teach an enrichment project at Ramana's Garden. This special art project engages the children's academic and creative skills. The art they create will enhance their community.
The supplies you help us to purchase with your donation, are for all of the children while we are on site mentoring them, as teaching artists.
We plan to donate everything to benefit their continued creativity, even after we depart! Help us spread the sustaining joy of art and self expression! The art supplies we plan to use include: scissors, glue sticks, oil pastels, drawing materials, sketch & craft papers, ribbon, staplers, pencil sharpeners, rulers, tape, and an inviting array of markers. In India, we plan to add art materials available from local vendors too.
To learn more about the children's home visit http://sayyesnow.org
If you want to earmark funds for something specific, let me know, and if you want me to use it as I feel it is best for the children, I will do that gladly!