Speech competition at ISKCON

IMG_6239In the month of August, ISKCON Vrindavan organized painting and speech competition. Over 8 schools from the area participated. The topic of speech was society without religion and for painting, the topic was Krishna in Vrindavan. The program was well organized. Our girls were nervous in the beginning but were confident at the same time. They knew they were up for some really tough competition. We are pleased to inform you that our school girls won prizes in both the categories. Supriya won second prize in the senior category and Savita won third prize in the junior category of the speech competition. Also Sheetal won third prize in the painting competition (Senior category). Sharing a couple of photos of the event.

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Group photo with the temple president

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Breaking the Cycle

Just as one candle lights another and can light thousands of other candles, so one heart illuminates another heart and can illuminate thousands of other hearts. Leo Tolstoy

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Our little Neetu

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Neetu teaching other girls

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Lovely dance performance by Neetu

Anuradha and Radha with herfather

Little Radha and Anuradha with their father

Time goes so fast! This is what we envisioned years ago. What a joy it is to see it happening infront of our eyes. The girls who innocently walked into the gates of our school years ago, dressed humbly and rugged hair have now grown into graceful young ladies. They got education and skills at the school, they got jobs and broke their cycle of poverty.

The most beautiful part however is that many of them are now helping other girls in the area climb up the ladder. We are talking about our school girls who are now giving a couple of hours every week to teach vocational skills to other village girls at a small school in the area. Sharing some pictures of our school girls teaching singing, dancing, karate and embroidery to other village girls. So proud 🙂

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Anuradha teaching embroidery

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Radha teaching singing

  

 

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Janaki Mehta Kartik Maas Performance

13912313_10100913746926236_1730910293053945914_nFor all our London and UK friends and supporters, this is an opportunity to show your support towards our dear friend Janaki Mehta whose talent for Kathak dancing has been often been on display in order to support our Charity and helping our students to build a viable future. We are ever so thankful to Janaki and her family and we would like to announce that she will be performing on the 6th of November during the month of Kartik at The Bhavan, 4A Castletown Road, West Kensington, London, W14 9HE. For tickets you can book online at www.bhavan.net or call 07936895346. We wish Janki all success on the evening and we will look forward to post a few photos of the performance when the time comes.

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Thank you To The Body Shop!!

Dear Friends,

dscn0411We are pleased to share with you that our friend and supporting organization, The Body Shop has again donated generously towards our cause. This time they have sponsored the books and note books for our 1300+ school girls for this whole year.

We really appreciate their support. The girls were overjoyed to see their new textbooks and notebooks.

At Food for Life Vrindavan, our goal is to make sure that no girl child in Vrindavan remains illiterate. The Body Shop has been a very important pillar of support for our organization. With their generous donation our 1300+ girls will receive books for an entire year. 

dscn0391It is noteworthy that in the year 2014, The Body Shop India sponsored the education for 100 girls for an entire year. They have been very active in this field and organized programs to spread awareness on the importance of girl education. Our  girls also participated in these programs. We hope that this partnership will always continue to blossom and empower more and more girls through education.

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A Big Thank you!!

Dear Friends,

19584We are pleased to share with you the beautiful act of love and care by the students of Caisl American International School of Lisbon. During the whole month of May, the students in 4th grade participated in a new reading program called Read for Students in Need. Throughout the month, they received pledges from sponsors for each page read in the course of a week to raise money for our Sandipani Muni School in Vrndavan, India.

19585We are delighted to announce that 4th grade students read a total of 83,130 pages throughout the month of May! The total amount of money they have raised – an impressive 2,500€. A BIG THANK YOU to these little angels from 4th Grade and all of their generous sponsors! We would also like to thank their teacher Dianne who inspired the kids for this project. Thank you very much! This money will be used towards the kids in kindergarten and also towards a widows feast. 13333018_994583007262462_361780627135666036_n

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