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Provide Care for 30 Vulnerable Children in India

by Blossom Trust
Provide Care for 30 Vulnerable Children in India
Provide Care for 30 Vulnerable Children in India
Provide Care for 30 Vulnerable Children in India
Provide Care for 30 Vulnerable Children in India
Provide Care for 30 Vulnerable Children in India
Provide Care for 30 Vulnerable Children in India
Provide Care for 30 Vulnerable Children in India
Provide Care for 30 Vulnerable Children in India
Provide Care for 30 Vulnerable Children in India
Provide Care for 30 Vulnerable Children in India
Provide Care for 30 Vulnerable Children in India
Provide Care for 30 Vulnerable Children in India
Provide Care for 30 Vulnerable Children in India
Provide Care for 30 Vulnerable Children in India
Provide Care for 30 Vulnerable Children in India
Provide Care for 30 Vulnerable Children in India
Provide Care for 30 Vulnerable Children in India
Provide Care for 30 Vulnerable Children in India

Dear friends of Dayspring Home,

First and foremost let me just say, thank you! There are not enough words to express our appreciation for your kindness and support. Seeing our students finish their exams this week was a proud moment for us, and we’d like to thank you as our donors for your continued support improving the futures for children in rural South India. 

Supporting Dayspring’s Children

As you have read on our GlobalGiving page, our Dayspring children’s home, located in a rural village in the south of India, is home to 30 children between the ages of 3 and 18. The children here have all been affected by HIV/aids and or TB in some respect; orphaned by the disease, infected and then rejected by their families or can no longer be supported by infected family members. Our NGO, Blossom Trust, founded the Dayspring Home in 2002 to ensure these children still have the same opportunities as their peers. We take care of the children's medical expenses, educational needs, three meals a day, clothing and social support. All of these services for these children require funding as we rely on private donations to cover annual operating expenses and to promote the overall welfare of the children. In India, a little money can go a long way. 

Emergency at Dayspring Home

Unfortunately, this month there was a disaster at Dayspring Home. There was a catastrophic fire that destroyed one of our buildings and injured some of our staff members. Although we are thankful none of the children were injured, the loss of this building was terrible. We are currently gathering donations to fix the fire damages. If you would like to help please see our microproject for the fire. With your help, we can repair the damages and make sure the children feel safe in our home! 

Supporting Children’s Education

Our children’s education is one of our highest priorities as it creates opportunities for children to escape poverty and become independent. We’ve invested time and money into providing educational support. This year we’ve accepted a number of volunteers to come and provide supplement English classes as well to improve their foreign language abilities. We’ve also helped our student prepare for their exams this month by providing nutritional food to help them focus and by providing internet resources to help improve studying.

We sincerely thank you for your generosity and hope you recognize the incredible impact you are having on the children. It is only together that we can fight against poverty and discrimination.  Please contact us if you have any questions about the children's home, funding or our organization. We will keep you informed of how your money is being used, and continue to send updates of the Dayspring Home.

 

With best wishes and our sincere gratitude,

Mercy Annapoorani, the Blossom Trust Team & the children of Dayspring Home

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Christmas 2019
Christmas 2019

Dear friends,

First and foremost let me just say thank you for your kindness and support.

The period of November through January is always a special time: closing an old year and looking forward to a new one. In 2018,  we could provide medical, educational, nutritional and social support for 30 children. We are eager to improve these services in 2019 so every child receives the care they deserve.

Support Dayspring children
We are grateful to announce that we raised $35,674 for our project so far! These donations helped us to  cover school fees, supplemental education, nutrition and the maintenance of our Dayspring Home. We still need $44,326 to reach our goal of raising $80,000 to provide care for HIV positive affected orphans. With our project, we aim to ensure that vulnerable children live happy and healthy lives, leading them to become successful adults.

Healthcare
Last month many children caught the flu. We we could provide medicines for each ill child. One child was worse off than the others, so we took her to Madurai Hospital to see a doctor. He gave us additional medicines and healthcare suggestions. Luckily all children are well now.  

Celebrating Christmas
December was a festive month for us and the children of Dayspring Home. Thanks to donations through GlobalGiving, complemented by local donations,  we could make our children happy with wonderful gifts for Christmas: chocolates, cake and nice clothing. We celebrated Christmas with fun activities such as dancing, games and a special dinner.

Give the gift of nutrition
Quality nutrition is essential to grow up healthy and strong. Moreover, fruits are a necessary nutrition children with HIV to stay healthy. Therefore, we want to provide fruits, vegetables and eggs on a daily basis to our Dayspring children. These mandatory vitamins and fiber contribute to children’s physical and mental growth which will lead them to become better students, and thus have a better future as well.

This year we started the quality nutrition campaign to fund a larger food budget. As in all our programs, sustainability is vital in order to keep quality nutrition for Dayspring Home for the whole year we must raise: INR 5,390,280.00 / USD 75,468.00 / EUR 64 680,00.

Thank you for your contribution. Together we can provide our children with a healthy future!

Learning English at Dayspring Home
Learning English at Dayspring Home
preparing and sharing meals
preparing and sharing meals
Playing games
Playing games
Quality Nutrition Scheme
Quality Nutrition Scheme
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The children are excited for Diwali
The children are excited for Diwali

Dear Friends,

Continue to follow as we are going to post a lot of exciting updates!

Celebrating The Festival of Lights
On November 7th we celebrated Diwali with our children of Dayspring Home. The children were very excited and we had a wonderful time celebrating with food, games, dancing, music and good company. 

We are so grateful for the gifts of special festive attire, lovely meals, sweets and crackers in celebration of the holiday that celebrates the light each of us bring into this world with our acts of kindness and generosity.

Our new website 
We are also glad to announce our brand new website! Please visit and read about Blossom Trust and our projects.

Winter seasonal campaign
The children of Dayspring Home have made holiday cards from locally sourced Tamil Nadu paper and we are giving them as our holiday gift to you and yours with every $500 donation.

The donations will fundraise our Quality Nutrition Campaign 2019.

Quality Nutrition Campaign 2019
The nutrition campaign will fund a larger food budget for Dayspring, providing daily fruits and vegetables, eggs and healthy starches. We can not afford such benefits today, but these mandatory vitamins and fiber are very important for the children's growth and we need your help.

As in all our programs sustainability is vital in order to keep quality nutrition for Dayspring Home for the whole year we must raise

INR 5,390,280.00 / USD 75,468.00 / EUR 64 680,00

Help us reach this goal by giving us most generously this holiday season. Together we can provide our children with a healthy future!

 

We thank you for your continued support of the children as they continue to grow in health and happiness!

 

Lights, games and fun on Diwali
Lights, games and fun on Diwali

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Happy Independence Day !
Happy Independence Day !

Happy Independence Day !

Blossom Dayspringhome Children observed and celebrated the Independence Day on the 15th August 2018.

The Director Mrs. T. Mercy Annapoorani, explained the importance and the value of our Independence.

She also shared the history of our Leaders who fought for our Independence and how the future citizens have to remember and commemorate it meaningfully.

Smiling Vallarasu !!

Vallarasu, who is with us here in Dayspringhome from the age of 4. Now he is studying in First year B.Com. He is a hardworking person and very polite, well mannered and becoming a handsome guy !!!

This smile on his face is because of the Mobile Phone in his hand ( Thanks to Max, Italy - He gave his own phone to Valla !)

Volunteer Krystyna !!

Krystyna from Czech Republic spent 3 months at Dayspringhome, co ordinating everything. Hence Thanks for Everything Krystyna !!  We love you and we miss you !!

A small Farewell party for sharing our Affection !!

 

ALL THESE ARE MADE POSSIBLE ONLY THROUGH GLOBALGIVING !!

HIP HIP HOORAY .......  HIP HIP HOORAY...... HIP HIP HOORAY......

Love to Krystyna Volunteer !
Love to Krystyna Volunteer !
Children love Volunteers !
Children love Volunteers !

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Painting at Dayspring Home
Painting at Dayspring Home

Dear GlobalGiving friends,

Greetings from Dayspring Home!

The last months were full of activities and events for the children of Dayspring Home.

On February 24th, thanks to generous donations, we were able to organize a trip… to the beach with all the children! We left Virudhunagar at 7am on a small bus rented for the occasion. The children were so excited about the day and were all wearing their most beautiful and shining clothes. The journey, lasted for about three hours, the kids were over the moon with excitement.  While in the bus the kids were treated with a Tamil movie. After the movie they danced and sang along to their favorite Tamil songs, the mood was electric. They knew the lyrics of almost all the songs we heard that day.

We reached Thoothukudi around 11 am, after making a short breakfast break on the road, to enjoy a cup of delicious chai tea and some cookies. It was so hot at this time, so all of us were so happy to jump into the sea! It was a perfect day to enjoy together in the water, as the ocean was quiet and the waves were almost nonexistent.

After almost 2 hours of swimming and playing on the water, we left the beach to go to have lunch in a local restaurant. Menu of the day: fish!

We then headed back to Virudhunagar, taking the time to visit a famous temple on the road. In our way back, some of the children were still dancing and singing, but most of them were sleeping. It was a tiring lovely day indeed.

The months of March and April were dedicated to studying. The academic year in India runs from June to April, therefore the kids had two months to prepare and pass the exams.  Due to their dedication and focus all the kids of Day Spring Home passed with passed with flying colors. We are proud of them, and proud to share it with you, as it wouldn’t have been possible without your selfless help.

In May, some children took advantage of the school holidays to enjoy their time away with relatives and friends and some stayed at Dayspring Home.  During the holiday kids help with chores at the campus and enjoy afternoon naps. The school break is also an opportunity for the kids to spend more time with our wonderful volunteers from around the world and learn English as well take part in various games planned by volunteers. The kids also help volunteers with small work during the maintenance of the Home.

Between May 24th and July 2nd, our international volunteers, with the help of children, painted the entire building again, inside and outside. The kids enjoyed every bit of it and they were so helpful and enthusiastic to help their international brothers and sisters.

As they helped a lot, our volunteers could find some time to organize a giant treasure hunt! They were divided in 4 groups, each one supported by one international volunteer, to help them understand the clues that were all written in English… It was a funny and learning activity at the same time! The treasure hunt was composed by a boiled egg for each child, cookies and mangos. They all sat together to enjoy these snacks and take a rest at the end of this funny filled activity!

The volunteers also taught the children how to cook “crêpes”, a famous (delicious) French meal. It was a nice night, the children were curious to discover a new dish and how to cook it. The sweet crêpes, were served with honey, mango and banana, the kids loved it.

Once again, Blossom Dayspring Home wishes to thank you for your unwavering support. We are more thankful than we could ever express, and very delighted to be able to share these updates about our kids!

The children are back to school, as the new academic year started on June 1st. We will update you soon to share with you all the incredible adventures they are going to live thanks to your support! Do not hesitate to participate to it by making a generous donation.



On the way to the beach
On the way to the beach
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Blossom Trust

Location: VIRUDHUNAGAR, TAMILNADU - India
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Project Leader:
MERCY ANNAPOORNI
Virudhunagar District, Tamil Nadu India
$44,762 raised of $80,000 goal
 
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