Help HIV/AIDS and Abandoned Children

Hi, my name is Amal Sam. I am sixteen years old and a junior at Ravenwood high school Brentwood, Tennessee. This summer, I had the opportunity to go to India for a vacation to spend time with my grandparents. However, in addition to spending time with family, I was fortunate to learn about the local community. I was able to work in the social service society under the archdiocese of Changnacherry in Kerala, also referred to as CHASS. I volunteered here for about three weeks. While I was there, I was assigned to translate letters from Malayalam (local language) to English. I was assigned this task because families from the "save a family" program wanted to thank their benefactors for their donations. I worked to fix the language barrier and made it easy for the benefactors to read and understand. While correcting these letters, I was able to read them and understand the situation of each family and comprehend their standards of living. It made me realize how blessed I am to be living in a lovely community, having access to clean water, suitable housing, and an excellent education system. CHASS is a social service society that is solely dedicated to the social concerns and development interventions addressing the weaker sections of the society irrespective of caste, creed, or community. However, CHASS is a small organization addressing significant issues in the state of Kerala, but their lack of proper funding inhibits them from reaching their goals. One of their main projects is the "support a child" program, which empowers HIV/AIDS infected and street children. During this season of giving, I would like to raise funds to support their medicinal and marginal needs. Kindly join with me to help these innocent and loving children. Your support will bring smiles to the faces of these children. With your valuable contributions, I hope to give these donations personally on my next trip in July of 2020.43745144_1575069649459492_r.jpeg The photo above shows me serving food along with other volunteers.

Donations

  • Aria Patel 
    • $10 
    • 3 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $25 
    • 7 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $30 
    • 8 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $50 
    • 8 mos
  • Jobin Mattappally  
    • $50 
    • 8 mos
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Organizer and beneficiary

Amal Sam 
Organizer
Brentwood, TN
Sam Anto 
Beneficiary
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