Monday, June 29, 2009
$25 feeds an “untouchable” Indian child at school for an entire year!
More than 15,000 of the poorest children in India, from the severely oppressed Dalit people, known as “untouchables,” have hope for the future. Education would normally be out of reach for them, but they are students in Operation Mobilization's nearly 100 Dalit schools. The English-based education offers them future job opportunities that would otherwise be impossible. In addition, the students take what they learn in school about God and His love and share it with their families at home.
But many of these children are from families who don’t have enough money to provide lunch for the school day. A good education is available at no cost, but the children are hungry and undernourished. Approximately 50% of India’s children suffer from malnutrition, and most of those are among the Dalits.
OM is addressing this need with a new program which will provide a healthy meal to the children who cannot bring lunch to school. And a generous supporter is matching gifts given for this so that the amount is doubled--and the impact is doubled.
Your gift of $25 will be matched and become $50! And that $50 will feed a child for an entire school year--200 days! Gifts of any amount will be doubled. $50 becomes $100 and feeds two children!
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