I recently went to India to visit family and was taken to a school that my aunt and cousins helped build. They spent a lot of their own money to put up some walls around this open space where before the kids would sit on the floor with no roof, no matter the weather. Three rooms were built and a few desks were provided. The teachers, parents and kids were so grateful and thankful. It was truly a humbling experience.
So although now the kids have 3 separate classrooms, this is a grade 1-5 school. Kids are still crammed in rooms. And some activities are still in the open area. The plan is to build two more rooms to fit all the kids. (The center of the picture with the group of kids shows where the walls will be built and where some sit now)
A lot of us give to charity but we don't always know where it goes. Other than the small percentage GoFundMe takes, 100% of the money raised will go directly to expanding this school. Any money leftover will go directly to the school for desks and school supplies for the kids. Construction will begin May 2018 and completed by Sept 2018 for the new school year. We will provide updates so you can actually see where your money is going.
Thank you so much. And please pass this on to others in your social network.
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