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Mandala Magic Charity Work
Mandala Magic has joined others in the art of giving. We give to benefit and contribute to the wellbeing for those less fortunate. Through the kindness and generosity of every person even the smallest gesture makes the world is a better place.
Four children that we sponsor at the Sarnath Village School. Their names are Dilip who proudly holds one of my mandalas, Ajit who is next to him, Rekha is below and our newest student is Rita Bhardwaj, she is 13 years old and her dad works as a lobourer. Their income per month is $40 which is very low.
India has the largest illiterate population in the world. Caste disparities, gender discrimination (40% of girls drop out at secondary level) shortages of qualified teachers and absolute poverty are contributing factors. Rural areas are the worst affected.
It costs only a $150 a year to sponsor a child – something that changes a whole life!
Some ways in which we have raised funds or supported people :-
For charity work that we support overseas, ALL monies raised go directly to the children or cause. There are no administrative fees deducted. The cost of money transfers is included (usually $35) or we take and deliver the money, goods or services personally. Where possible we try and get the best exchange rate.
What is the money for and how does it help?
Monasteries offer education and a safe place for young boys (nunneries for girls) to live where they receive an education, food and lodging from about 5 years of age. At the age of around 15 they can decide whether they wish to toke vows to become a novice monk or nun, or they may wish to return to their village or the wider world. The young boys that we support come from very remote and often very poor villages high up in the Himalayas near the Tibetan border. If you wish to volunteer your services teaching English, basic Maths or other, we would be happy to do so.
Respected Mandala Magic,
Mahesh and Mirge Village
The school is located in Mirge VDC, a remote village located at the eastern part of Nepal and 170 km from Kathmandu the capital city.
Mirge lies on the trekking route to the Everest base camp. The area is heavily treed and lies across some very steep mountain terrain. The population of Mirge VDC is about 4475. The village is in the central development region under Janakpur zone Dolakha, north-east of the district headquarters of Charikot.
Mahesh also purchased some lap top computers and is teaching Info. Technology so that more of the 'world' is opened up to the village. His next project is solar power to overcome chronic shortages and interruptions to power supplies. He hopes to open up a fish farm to improve the local diet.
'OUR HOME' – a permanent home for homeless kids in Kerala, South India.
UNICEF estimates that there are 25 million orphaned children in India in 2007….that is more than the population of Australia. Our home provides schooling and homes for 200 local children. Money donated goes to beds, linen, books, clothes, food, medical and dental care, and education.
'KUSUALA PROJECT' Bihar, India is a project founded by Chittapala. It supports the Elsa Primary School which has 60 students. www.kusalaprojects.org
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