We desire peace in India
We support 80 orphaned children through the activities of an educational centre in southern India.
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There are at least 30 million orphaned children in India, and less than 2% find a spot in dedicated care facilities. They deserve special attention, as they will be the ones to lay the foundations of a future Indian society made of educated and aware people, able to live and prosper in peace.
This is why we support the activities of "Talitha Cumi Unnati", a center that addresses orphaned children's basic needs and provides them with access to education, with a preferential attention to girls. The center is located in the rural village of Mulapadu, in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. It was founded in 2019 by Salesian friar Don Bosco Darsi.
Childhood in India: poverty and social exclusion
In India, 60 million children under the age of five suffer from illnesses caused by malnutrition: one third of the world's malnourished children live here. The COVID-19 pandemic has further worsened this situation, as many children lost their parents. Those without relatives or guardians ended up on the streets, where they are at constant risk of malnutrition, exploitation and trafficking.
The risk is even higher for girls and young women who were forced to interrupt their studies due to their gender, to child marriage or to domestic violence. The center works every day to expand the educational opportunities for vulnerable girls, so that they can have strong tools to build their own future, far from exploitation and violence.
We desire peace in India: what we will do with your donation
The project aims to strengthen the activities of the "Talitha Cumi Unnati" educational center for orphaned children and youth between 4 and 18 years, by focusing on some fundamental needs: health, nutrition, education.
The activities of the Talitha Cumi center that you will support
- Shelter: Talita Cumi is a safe place, giving orphaned children food, shelter and medical care.
- Education: the center cooperates with local schools to ensure quality education for the children and young people it hosts.
- Professional training: older kids can attend a course that helps them enter the job market.