I have started a school in Pushkar, India, that provides education to 15 very poor children from the gypsy community. Please help me to keep the school running so that these children don't have to beg on the streets - like they used to do!
In India there is a little town called Pushkar. It's a lovely and peacefull place where tourists love to spend weeks of relaxing. But just outside of the town you'll find the cruel reality of India that not many tourists sees.
My name is Trine Obel, and I'm a 21 years old girl from Denmark. One year ago I was travelling in India as tourist, but when I came to the holy town of Pushkar my life changed. I met and became friends with people from the small gypsy community in Pushkar. They live under inhumane conditions with no water or electricity and in tents made of old clothes and plastic. Every day is a struggle to get money for food - something the children did by begging in the streets. It was a harsh eyeopener that made me want to make a different.
In cooperation with one of the families I've opened a small school for 15 children in September 2013. Every day they come and recieve education in basic knowledge; hindi, english and mathematics. After school we serve them a good and home cooked meal. We have hired a teacher that we pay every month, and by time our goal is to put as many children as possible into a big private school near by. So far we already have 5 children in the private school.
This project is 100 % nonprofit and it's sponsered by myself, my family, friends and foreigners that come to see the school. But to keep this project running we are dependant on donations every month. With this funding I can secure the school for 3 more months. The money goes to pay the teacher, medical checks and to buy food, new school books and clothes for these wonderful children.
Everyone deserves education - these poor children most of! I wish by all my heart that you want to help because it is making a difference!
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Love from Trine Obel, Denmark.