“Intelligence and skill can only function at the peak of their capacity when the body is healthy and strong.”  — John F. Kennedy

Physical fitness is an important aspect of healthy development in growing children. In addition to academic and vocational studies, HoPE Learning Centers also emphasize health and physical fitness.

These students at HoPE Learning Center in Velur, Tamil Nadu, are doing calisthenics and yoga led by advanced classmates.

In Velur, many of the jobs available involve hard physical agricultural labor that requires almost super-human strength and stamina. We aim to help these young people build strong healthy bodies early in life so that they will thrive as adults whether they become laborers, lawyers or leaders.

There is no better exercise for strengthening the heart than reaching down and lifting up another. So, reach down and uplift a sweet child for only $9 per month or strengthen an entire HoPE Learning Center full of 40 children for just $350 per month. The results will also greatly uplift and strengthen YOU!