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We hope that you find the Summer Newsletter interesting. One year ago, one individual person decided to raise funds for Children’s Education. He had a Swim Lap Sponsorship – completed the lap challenge and raised more than £800. This fund raising event intrigued the seniors in the school. It is a proof that a small group of people (an individual) can make a small change to a small part of the problem of poverty and development. New Hope strongly believes that a girls education is a major key to the long term changes needed in social structure and longer better health care for a family. Literacy is a major part of change in development.
Thank you Darren Chatt. The Chatt family have been friends of New Hope India, Australia and UK for many many years and Deanne was an Australian Board member. The Chatt family visited India and it made a strong connection with the children. In just a few days stay the children at the Community Centre bonded with the family. Kimberly gave encouragement to the girls to be social and Jordan won hearts with cricket and sports. They met two ‘boys’ whose education they had sponsored. Subramaniam has just completed College with a vocational training course and unbelievable, the other now young man Giri has completed his Masters Degree in English. Both have ‘off railways station platform’ backgrounds and Giri is disabled.
|One of the beneficiaries of Darren’s fund raiser is Roja. One of two sisters who simply have lost their parents. A long sad complicated story. Roja is determined to make her life simply ‘better’ than from her background. Roja plays sports, is in the garden group but her studies are first and the marks from this end of school year showed that.|
|Darren and Jordan – India V Australia – New Hope India visit.|
Jillian Francis Ghanouni, Our founder Secretary who has dedicated more than 30 years to raising thousands of pounds for leprosy victims in India has also been made an MBE for voluntary services to the community in rural India.
Jillian Ghanouni (above) is one of the founding trustees of Southampton charity the New Hope Rural Leprosy Trust, working to support sufferers and families of those diagnosed with the devastating disease.
The 55-year-old NHS engagement officer said: “When I first opened the letter I thought it was an April Fool’s joke! It is a great honour and I am astounded as I always associated it with people who are well-known or have worked for big organisations.”
Caring for those in need in India; An aged Leprosy women living in a leprosy colony has specially made protective footwear. The Director Eliazar T Rose measures to size and our Cobbler makes them with special soft protective rubber (Center Pic) Councillor Derek Burke became 790th Mayor of Southampton with Eliazar Rose unveiling a Plaque in memory of Leprosy people buried in Watts Park on the old site of the Mary Magdalene Hospice (Medieval times). Sponsoring cataract eye surgery for aged leprosy and Tribal women is part of our aim – you can help us by giving £ 20.
Caring for those in need in India: We still have an after math of grossly deformed young and old people. The young need corrective surgery to enter into vocational training and become self sufficient through employment. The old people who have survived a life time of begging are in need of medical and custodian care.
Caring for those in need in India; It is true that the bacterial spread is being reduce, or ‘eradicated’ as the World Health Organisation quotes. But those who have been cured, who are deformed, who survive by begging, live for years with ulcers and no real medical care are still with us – everywhere – in Leprosy colonies.
Caring for those in need in India: Donating through our Virtual Gift eStore certainly changes the quality of their life. We are hopefully seeing the last decade of leprosy but we have on the horizon the AIDS horror. The children are the innocent victims in this disaster. Our aim is to help them.
We work for change – To change the quality of living of the poorest people in the communities where we work – an open door policy that is hinged on compassion.
Caring for those in need in India