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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.
Tiruvannamalai, Tamil Nadu, India
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