Back-To-School Holiday Lessons

As many children in western nations gear up to return to school in September, children in India have been back in their classrooms since the start of their academic year in July. Returning to classrooms after weeks of getting to roam outside is never easy, but the children in India often welcome the return to… Read More ›


Thinakaran is attending 7th-grade classes in Vedambur. His father and his mother work as farm laborers. He has two elder brothers. Thinakaran’s parents earn very low income but still go without necessities to allow all three to attend school instead of join them working in the fields. They genuinely hope that their boys will find… Read More ›

Malayayi Spreads Ripples of Upliftment

Malayayi is a single mother, abandoned in pregnancy by her husband. With no one to depend on, Malayayi took refuge with the members of her family until her pregnancy was over. Malayayi was blessed with a baby girl, but was not in an emotional state to celebrate the birth. Malayayi says, “I had attempted suicides… Read More ›

Kalpana Cares & Shares HoPE

Kalpana is a student in 8thStandard class who attends the Guruvarajpet HoPE Learning Center in Tamil Nadu, India. She writes, “I am the first child who is going to school in the history of my family. My father is a launderer and his income is low.  I love dancing, and, with others’ encouragement, I might be able… Read More ›

Giving Tuesday Gifts That Keep Giving!

Giving Tuesday is an international holiday but also a movement that was initiated in the United States by the 92nd Street YMCA and the United Nations Foundation as a response to counter rampant commercialization and consumerism in the post-Thanksgiving season (Black Friday and Cyber Monday). Gifts are thoughtful and to be appreciated, but sometimes more… Read More ›