Hi family and friends. I’m doing something really exciting that I want to share with you.
In March of 2016, I will be leaving to go to Sunder Nagar, Northern India where I will be providing humanitarian service for 2 weeks.
After a long and competitive application process of over 100 applicants, I was chosen as 1 of 19 to be part of Youth Making A Difference (YMAD), an organization committed to making a difference in the lives of children.
What the Heck is YMAD and Why Should You Care?
Good question. YMAD is a program that’s a year long, culminating in a 2 week humanitarian trip to Northern India. During this year, I will learn:
- Leadership skills needed to make a difference in the world
- Basic hands-on education in rural villages
- How to teach basic life saving medical skills.
The training I’m doing is a ton of work, but I know I can do it.
What Will I be Doing in India and Why I’m Writing You
When my training ends at the end of February 2016, I and 19 others will be headed to Northern India where I will be teaching English workshops to the children, as well as providing service in a girls’ deaf and blind school.
More About YMAD and Tax Stuff
YMAD is a 501-c3 nonprofit organization and contributions are tax deductible. If you are able, I would ask you to donate whatever you can to assist me in my humanitarian experience. I need your financial help to get medical supplies and training for the rural villages, teachers, build schools, teach English, and to defray travel costs.
Under the Hood – Where Your Money Will Go
Below is a snapshot of what things costs.
- Safe/Clean Delivery Kits: $12.00-$15.00
- Hygiene Kits: $16.00-$20.00
- School Supply Kits: $22.00-$24.00
- Build a Bathroom: $1600.00-1800.00
- Water Filter: $160.00-$250.00
- Desks: $20.00
- Carpets 15Ã—15 (for kids to sit on instead of dirt): $ 32.00
- Shoes: $2.50-$4.50
- Sweaters: $5.00-$6.50
- School Bags: $8.00-$12.00
I would love to bring as many hearing aids and supply kits as we can. Please donate if you are able.