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 supporting educational and therapy services for special needs children in Tiruvannamalai, India!

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Update #4

over 2 years 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 was a partnership with the Sylvia Wright Foundation and Gayathri and Namith Architects in Bangalore to build an Integral Education and Therapy Centre that serves 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.

     A Ray of Hope is to raised $300,000 in capital costs to build a 13,000 square foot school for children. This center now serves 80 children who are physically and mentally challenged, providing them with 2 free meals a day, a place to learn art, music, dance, academics, physical therapy, sensory integration, and hydrotherapy. 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. Your continued support is helping us train staff, buy educational and therapy materials, do community out reach and parent education, expand services and focus on early intervention.  

If you want to make a tax deductible contribution: Then you need to send a check directly to American Service to India.This website is not able to take tax deductible donations. ASTI: The American Service to India 501 (c)(3),  (ASTI1.org) is making your donation tax deductible.

How to donate directly to ASTI:

Please Mail a Check to:

ASTI: American Service to India,  attention: Mr. Bakul Zaveri                 P.O Box 4796                                                                                      Diamond Bar, CA 91765-0796

Make the check to ASTI, with a memo "A Ray of Hope", please include a note with your name and email address and you will get a receipt. Please let me know that you have sent a donation at lemorgan@me.com. 

 If your donation is more than $250, ASTI will mail you a receipt, if less than $250, your check is your receipt.

Project Location

Tiruvannamalai, Tamil Nadu, India

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Lee Morgan posted a new update:
over 2 years 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 2 years 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 3 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:
over 4 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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