A RAY OF HOPE

A RAY OF HOPE

From Lee Morgan

Every human being matters, which is why I work with disabled children in India. Please join me in raising $300,000 to build the first educational and therapy center for special needs children in Tiruvannamalai, India!

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Update #4

over 1 year ago

An update for May 6, 2017.

The center is up and running! The project you've known as Ray of Hope is now the Integral Education and Therapy Center (IETC). Funding from the US, Singapore and UK has been sufficient to meet most of the main building costs and the centre was useable as of March 2017.

However, we need more funding to finish the project:
- Completing the landscaping and interior finishing.
- Completing structures needed for a sensory rich interactive play environment playground.(vital for the development of children with mental and physical challenges.)
- Teaching and audiovisual materials and equipment
- Physiotherapy and hydrotherapy equipment
- Furniture for every room - storage units, desks, chairs, mats, etc
-Wheelchairs

Thank you for your donations so far. If you know anyone else who may wish to contribute, please let us know!

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    A Ray of Hope project was developed to serve the needs of disabled children in Tiruvannamalai, South India., and increase awareness of this often-neglected population. The project is a partnership with the Sylvia Wright Foundation and Gayathri and Namith Architects in Bangalore to build an Integral Education and Therapy Centre that will serve 100 children with physical and mental disabilities. The Sylvia Wright Trust has successfully delivered medical services in India for 30 years, running a hospital for 80,000 patients a year, a residential school for 250 deaf children, a nursing school and two day care centers for mentally and physically handicapped children.

    The goal of A Ray of Hope is to raise $300,000 in capital costs to build a 13,000 square foot school for children. This center will serve 100 children who are physically and mentally challenged, providing them with a place to learn, physical therapy, sensory integration, hydrotherapy and proper medical care. This project is focused on educating people about the needs of children with disabilities, and the necessity to provide services to this population so they can grow, learn, and reach their potential. In India, a little money goes a long way. For 40 dollars you can build a square foot of the school, including the necessary therapeutic equipment and furnishings.

    Please partner with us and make a tax deductible contribution to make this hope become a reality. ASTI: The American Service to India 501 (c)(3),  (ASTI1.org) is making your donation tax deductible. If your donation is more than $250, ASTI will mail you a receipt, if less than $250, your credit card receipt is sufficient.

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Tiruvannamalai, Tamil Nadu, India

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Lee Morgan posted a new update:
over 1 year ago

Update #4

An update for May 6, 2017.

The center is up and running! The project you've known as Ray of Hope is now the Integral Education and Therapy Center (IETC). Funding from the US, Singapore and UK has been sufficient to meet most of the main building costs and the centre was useable as of March 2017.

However, we need more funding to finish the project:
- Completing the landscaping and interior finishing.
- Completing structures needed for a sensory rich interactive play environment playground.(vital for the development of children with mental and physical challenges.)
- Teaching and audiovisual materials and equipment
- Physiotherapy and hydrotherapy equipment
- Furniture for every room - storage units, desks, chairs, mats, etc
-Wheelchairs

Thank you for your donations so far. If you know anyone else who may wish to contribute, please let us know!

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Lee Morgan posted a new update:
over 1 year ago

Update #3

Great News! A Ray of Hope is now a reality! A vision now manifested. On March 15, 2017 (also World Disability Day) the new Integral Education and Therapy Centre (IETC) was inaugurated with a Hindu ceremony and Catholic blessings. Construction is now finished enough to use the building, so we moved 75 children into the new center! The 13,000 square foot, including a hydrotherapy pool, is now up and running. We plan on doing an official opening towards the end of 2017. More information to come.

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Lee Morgan posted a new update:
over 2 years ago

Update #2

I'm pleased to report that progress on the building is on schedule! This is all due to your generous contributions. The building is scheduled to be completed this fall, but we need to raise another $50,000 for all of the therapy equipment. I am working diligently to make this happen. Thankfully the Rotary Club of England has generously donated the money for the aquatic therapy pool!

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Lee Morgan posted a new update:
about 3 years ago

Update #1

Exciting new developments:

In February of 2015 the architectural firm Gayathri & Namith Architects from Bangalore India has joined A Ray of Hope Project. They are designing a special needs school and therapy facility and executing the building project. We are blessed that they are generously donating their design expertise to create the best environment for disabled children. Their website is www.gnarchitects.com

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