Monday, June 15, 2009

Rise Up India Update

Here's the latest from Rise Up India's Sheri Foster. -hoc

Hi Folks,
Just a quick update of the progress of the Rise Up school in India.
As most of you know, the state of Bihar, located in the northeastern
part of India has some of the highest levels of poverty, illiteracy,
and corruption. It is here, near the town of Bodhgaya that Rise Up
operates three schools and an orphanage for poor children without
regard to social caste or religious background.
With the help from family, friends, supporters and the Art For
India event, we have gone from a one room school with two teachers and
25 kids, to the near completion of the second story of our school, 14
teachers and staff, 250 children receiving free education six days a
week for grades kindergarten to fifth, AND are providing a home at the
school for nine orphan boys!
We couldn't be doing this without all of your support so thanks
again and check out the pics or visit our blog We are looking forward to the Art For
India event this fall, details soon to follow.
again and have a great summer!
from Rise Up

Sheri Foster


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