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In 2009, with participation from many of you, my first “Build a School in India” Campaign raised almost $20,000 toward new classrooms at the Isha Vidhya School for rural children in Sandegoundenpalayam, Tamil Nadu. Over the past three years, I have seen tremendous growth each time I have visited. Now, there is a new urgent need for support. The children in 8th Grade Standard will begin High School studies this coming spring, but there are no classrooms for this to take place. The school needs four classrooms completed by May, and construction needs to begin this December.

No donation is too small, or too big to participate. Each classroom, including furniture, costs approximately $15,500. Each classroom provides an opportunity for 50 children to receive an education.

Thank you in advance for your generosity and engaging in the solution. I look forward to sending updates from future visits and as construction gets underway.

In deep gratitude,

Christy Foley

P.S. Don’t forget, many of your employers match charitable donations so find out if your company will join you in giving! Also, please forward this page to anyone who might be interested in participating!

About Isha Vidhya

Isha Vidhya was founded as a means for transforming the lives of rural children by providing affordable, high-quality education where it is otherwise unavailable. The schools are designed to build confident, English-speaking, computer-adept youth, on par with students from good urban schools. Students will graduate prepared to pursue higher education and employment in the best colleges and corporate institutions. For more information about Isha Vidhya and to download their most recent newsletter, visit: http://www.ishavidhya.org/.

Isha Foundation is a recognized 501c.3 in the US, which means that your gift is tax deductible.

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