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There’s much more to life than miles and points, and no matter how bad we think we have it, many others have it much worse. We’ll never experience centuries of oppression, hatred, and disdain just for being born into a family of “untouchables.”
A Million Mile Secrets reader and FlyerTalk member works for a US-based charity, Shanti Bhavan Children’s Project.
Shanti Bhavan 15th Anniversary FundRaiser
Shanti Bhavan is having a charity fundraiser in New York City on May 9, 2013. $175 for a ticket is expensive, but it supports one child for ~50 days at the Shanti Bhavan residential school.
You also get a chance at winning prizes from the great silent auction.
The MacArthur foundation approved a grant for the documentary Untouchables which gives you a first hand account of the work which Shanti Bhavan does.
About Shanti Bhavan and Untouchables
Shanti Bhavan provides 17 years of schooling, housing, and food to children from the Dalit or “Untouchable” caste in India. Many of the children are orphans or come from single-mother households earning less than $1 a day.
“Untouchables” are considered the lowest caste in India, and are routinely mocked and scorned. They are expected to perform the most menial jobs in unsanitary conditions for minimum pay which means that there is little chance for the children to break free from the cycle of poverty and discrimination.
Shanti Bhavan’s commitment to the children is extraordinary. And after 17 years of schooling, housing, and food, the children are able to get good jobs to break out of the horrible conditions they were once trapped in.
I have 2 tickets to the fundraiser to giveaway. Please leave a comment if you’d like to attend the fundraiser in New York City on May 9, 2013, and I’ll pick 2 random winners.
Please consider making a small donation even if you can’t attend the fundraiser in New York! Thanks for your support.
– Daraius & Emily