Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Compassion in Action: Karuna Women's Appeal in February 2011

At a loose end or between things in the New Year?

Want an experience of intensive Dharma practice, living and working with a team of other women?

You could raise £16,000 in six weeks to help Dalit women, children and men in India to free themselves from the prison of caste. Children like Vidhya.

Vidhya Salgare attends one of Karuna's education hostels in Latur, Western India. A delightful family atmosphere is created by its 65 girls and 3 wardens; a mixture of exuberance, intelligence and care. At the village school she attended, Vidhya was made to sit at the back of the class because she was considered to be low caste. She says, "It's not like that here at Latur. I am very happy here." Vidhya is one of many thousands of children who have benefitted from the generosity of members of the UK public, who gave to Triratna volunteers on the doorstep.

We are putting together a women's appeal team to fundraise door-to-door in Brighton from the 5th February to 19th March 2011. Sanghadevi (author of Living Together) will be on the team. We are looking for 3 or 4 women to join her. All of your costs -both in Brighton and back at home - will be covered.

To learn more about how Karuna is helping children like Vidhya visit www.karuna.org/.

If you are interested in joining this appeal, please contact Amalavajra by Friday 10th December 2010 on 0207 700 3434 or amalavajra@karuna.org.

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