As simple as that.
Mandela’s iconic message is as true today as it’s ever been throughout history. While many peoples of the world have access to education (if you’re reading this, you’re grateful that you had that opportunity), many impoverished people have little or no formal education. This is a gargantuan task – to educate the many billions who aren’t so lucky.
VIDYA FOUNDATION: There are many amazing Organisations out there that work tirelessly to create betterfutures for children. I’d like to introduce you a truly amazing one – Vidya Foundation – who’ve justcompleted 30 years in this space. Vidya has 47 projects, from schools to women’s empowerment and learning centres, spread out over Delhi, Gurgaon, Mumbai & Bangalore. In 2015 the Vidya School (CBSE) in Gurgaon was awarded the prestigious British Council Award, and it’s amazing to know that MENSA India found that more than 20% of the children studying there have an IQ over 120. This is remarkable because most of the students are 1st generation learners! Vidya runs on charitable donations from corporates and individuals.
HOW YOU YOGIS HELPED VIDYA in 2015? We had a simple idea – inspire all our Yoga students to do 108 Surya Namaskaars and donate Rs 1 per Surya done! Thanks to all of YOU, we raised Rs 40,000, which is what it costs to sponsor 1 Child through 1 Year of Schooling at Vidya, Gurgaon. At Total Yoga we do many Yoga-inspired Events, but this was perhaps the most satisfying experience of the year!
And in 2016, LET’S CHALLENGE OURSELVES TO SPONSOR 10 CHILDREN!
We’re hosting the Karma Yogathon, where you practice 108 Surya Namaskaars (!!) and make a donation of Rs 500 towards Vidya Foundation, in Bangalore, Pune, Mumbai, Delhi, Chennai, Hyderabad & Dubai. The series of events kick-starts in Bangalore on January 26th at U.B. City; and then onwards to Pune on Feb 6th and Mumbai on Feb 7th.
3 WAYS YOU CAN PARTICIPATE and HELP THE CAUSE?
Bangalore Friends, LOOKING FORWARD TO SEEING YOU on JAN 26th 8-9:30am at UB City! And Friends in the other cities, see you soon….we’ll announce the entire set of dates for Delhi, Hyderabad, Chennai and Dubai.
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