We are spending two weeks at the Dayspring Home as volunteers. Having come here - and been totally shocked - we want to help Dayspring Home raise as much as possible. What struck us the most, is how positive the children are despite their troubled backgrounds. They smile all the time and have a ridiculous amount of energy (!), but it doesn't hide the fact that they are extremely vulnerable and require much more help. Whatever we raise, big or small, will certainly benefit their lives more than you can imagine.
Dayspring Home is an orphanage setup in 2003 and is based just outside of Virudhunagar, Tamil Nadu, South India. It homes 28 children who have been affected by HIV or TB. Dayspring Home is funded by Blossom Trust, a non-profit organisation that relies on the donations of outside organisations and individuals.
As volunteers, we work in the office, help fundraise and entertain the children whilst living at the orphanage. We play games, organise educational activities and assist with their day-to-day lives.
Having experienced the children in their own environment, it is clear that they are lacking in basic comforts like toothbrushes and shoes. Dayspring Home provides shelter and food for these children, but their quality of life could still be improved by the smallest of donation. Any donation will contribute to the long list of the things that Dayspring Home need...