Empowering Women & Girls in Auroville & Bioregion

by Auroville Language Laboratory
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Empowering Women & Girls in Auroville & Bioregion
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Empowering Women & Girls in Auroville & Bioregion
Empowering Women & Girls in Auroville & Bioregion
Empowering Women & Girls in Auroville & Bioregion
Empowering Women & Girls in Auroville & Bioregion
Sep 22, 2020

Retiring the project

Dear friends,

Due to a marvelous donation of $750 from Jane, an MHC Alum connected to Auroville who came and visited our project twice, and consistent regular recurring donations from her friend Sandy, and old MHC classmate Christa, as well as the donations earlier in the year from some of you, our project achieved its financial goal!

We have therefore been asked by GlobalGiving to "retire" our project.

This is actually a huge achievement! 

It means it will still be listed but will not be eligible to raise any more money.  As you know, the main aim of the project was to acquire the expensive equipment needed to be able to offer the Tomatis English program to women and girls in the region.  We bought all the equipment and so don't need to raise any more funds.

Covid lockdown rules still are in place and we can't yet open to people from the villages around Auroville. But one day those restrictions will be removed, we know, and we remain committed to implementing the project and making it a reality.

Meanwhile, we have conceived online classes, one in particular oriented towards women and girls, and two members of our team will be visiting key groups and social enterprises working with women to spread information about these & also to prepare the way for the Tomatis Group Listening sessions in the future once things open.

Whatever money was collected for the project over and above the cost of the equipment has been held safely at the Auroville Unity Fund.   We'd like to request your permission to use this money to help pay the shortfall in the salaries and wages for our team and staff for this month.  

We are very proud to say that we managed to pay the salaries for the six months March to August in spite of the Covid lockdown.  But this month we don't have enough to cover all the salaries. Our regular sources of income dried up during Covid.  As you know Tapas and I as Directors do not take any salary at all, but we do need to pay our wonderful though fairly large young team. And this is the first month since Covid hit that we are not going to be able to do it.  However, with the monies you have given us through GlobalGiving, we will be able to. Of course we need your permission to do this.

Please let us know if you are fine with this.  We need your OK to go ahead.

With many thanks and much love,

Mita, on behalf of the team.

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Auroville Language Laboratory

Location: Auroville, Tamil Nadu - India
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Project Leader:
Mita Radhakrishnan
Auroville, Tamil Nadu India

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