Here is a picture of a new orphanage we are creating: this orphanage is especially geared towards helping children who are disabled. We will be hosting five children when we begin on April 1st, 2011! We are still working on refurbishing the home and some construction on the exterior of where the five children will live, which is why we have not begun the project yet.
Also, our school project has been coming along nicely as well. We currently have our student body ready, and the students' parents have agreed to allow us to provide their children with a free education, school supplies, and one meal daily. Approximately 20 students will comprise the student body. We have made the arrangements for supplies for the school (a blackboard, chalk, a carpet, etc.) and will be beginning this project later on this week too. Though we will be the size of a small classroom, we hope that we can spread awareness of the need for education to more students in the neighborhood, and we hope to raise more funds to support a larger student body!
Though we have been unable to write on the blog as often as we would like to, our projects have been running continuously, and we are finding more and more ways to give back to the community with each passing day! We will try to update as regularly as possible. If you would like to learn more about the program, please check out our website, http://www.aimabroad.org. We look forward to meeting more altruistic volunteers with a passion for inspiring and helping the needy in India and around the world!