Before we took up this project, the children's home only had up to 2-3 hours of electricity per day. We were able to raise enough funds to set up a solar panel system there. Today, they enjoy electricity for most of the day.
The childrens' home only recieved 79 liters (20.87 gallons) per month, obviously not very much at all. We were able to fund for connection to the city water supply as well as installation of a proper well. Today, they have continuous water supply daily.
The Youth Leadership Training Program (YLTP) is a course organized by the Art of Living organization and focuses on personal development and communication skills. Through stress-reducing breathing techniques, individuals find inner peace and communities to come together in a spirit of service. Participants are inspired to volunteer for rural projects, and the fruits of the seeds sown in the classroom can be experienceded by the community as a whole. We organized this program in Chandel in order to inspire youth leaders to make a change in their community
Since we have adopted this project, we have raised over $55,000 to date. All these funds come from donations from a variety of fundraisers including:
Art of Living Foundation (November 2013)
Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center (November 2013)
Greater Cincinnati Tamil Sangam (February 2014)
TEDx Cincinnati (July 2014)
Sycamore High School Ping Pong Tournament (December 2014)
Taste of India, University of Cincinnati (March 2015)
Mini-Golf Fundraising Event (September 2015)
Fun with Colors Event (April 2016)
Thaal Musical Fundraiser (June 2016 and August 2017)
Holiday Season 2016 Email Campaign (December 2016)
Mason Rhythms Musical Fundraiser (April 2018)