Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Friday, April 1, 2011

New Project Ready To Open in a Few Days!

We have some exciting news over with the projects at Aim Abroad! Our new orphanage for children with disabilities is almost ready to open! We finished all of the exterior construction about a week and a half ago, and as of this morning, the interior reconstruction has finished! Now, we are working on cleaning and organizing the orphanage, and getting enough supplies and everything ready for the opening. Additionally, we are not clear on exactly who will be given the opportunity to live in the orphanage, but we do know two children, desperately needing a home, whom we would like to offer a place in the home and family. Aiming to house about four to five orphaned and disabled children in this home, we are looking forward to this great new project to help the poor and needy in India, especially now with a focus to help disabled children too! Otherwise, our school for children who live in slum areas has been going well. We have been maintaining an attendance of thirty children, who are all eager to come and learn (and enjoy a treat for arriving on time!). The children have been studying learning their ABCs orally, and they have been working on mastering the use of the pencil, drawing straight lines, circle, squares, basic shapes, etc. Hopefully soon the children will be starting to draw the symbols in the English and Hindi alphabets!