India is a beautiful country filled with magnificent children. While I was there for six weeks I spent the majority of my time in three children’s homes. One of them, Hope of Glory Foundation, specializes in rescuing children from a life of living on the streets.I noticed as I was helping the children with their homework that their english reading and writing skills were not up to par with their speaking ability. I looked around their home and saw ten used children’s nooks. How can a child increase their English skills without the materials to practice reading and writing? The children are eager to learn English and absolutely love it when teams come to visit them so they can enhance their speaking skills.
In response to seeing the children’s desire to learn the English language and their limited resources, my mother has started a collection of books to mail overseas to the home. Currently, there are 500 books packed and ready for mailing. There are a variety of books for all ages, including several genres. The goal is to send 500 books to the children’s homes I spent time with: Hope of Glory Foundation, Santvannah AIDS/HIV Children’s Home, and Sparsh. One box of 20-30 books cost $60.00 to mail.
If you would like to help orphans in India with their literacy in English, here is the perfect opportunity. Contact me for more information: email@example.com
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