WE AND THE INDIAN BOYS NEED YOUR HELP.
As said before, Karlijn and I will be doing volunteerwork in India for 4 months. The project we are going to work at is called ‘the boys home puducherry’. This is a home for about 100 Indian boys aged from 4 till 18 years. The boys home takes care of children who wouldn’t fit in ‘the normal education system’. They all have different stories. Some of their families couldn’t afford school, others ran away from a bad family situation and wouldn’t return to school. Many of the boys used to live on the street, with no money, no education, a family that didn’t or couldn’t take care of them, some of them ended up in the drug circuit others would steal to come around. The Boys home project gives them a free education, which provides them a better future. The younger kids go to a primary school on the project, the older ones learn how to work wood, which gives them the opportunity to become a carpenter entrepreneur. Karlijn and I will be helping on the project as much as we can. We’ll be waking the boys up and helping them to get ready for school, preparing breakfast, teaching English, cleaning the project, helping with homework and setting up sport activities after school.
Additionally to our workforce, Karlijn and I would like to contribute to The boys home in another way, by bringing sponsorship money. We would like to buy things for the children that the project itself normally can’t afford such as sport clothes, school books, new matrasses, bunk beds etc. We are not sure yet what we want to invest in, this depends on the amount of money that we raise and what we believe is most needed on the project. However, we are very sure it will be appreciated a lot. Do you feel like donating to a good cause in the knowledge that the money will directly and completely be spent to streetchildren in India? We opened a new bank account, specifically for all the fundraising money. You can transfer money to:
NL22 RABO 0321 1412 45 to M.W.H van Heeswijk with ‘Boys Home + your name’.
Or pay by Pay Pal to ‘paypal.me/MvanHeeswijk’ with ‘Boys Home + your name’.
Thank you so much.
For more information:
Karlijn’s blog: She designed a (Dutch) website, specifically for our India trip. Here you can find a ton of information:
SAMEN Website: The organization that we are going with is called ‘SAMEN’. There is a lot more information on all kinds of volunteer work projects with street children on this (Dutch) website: