Blogs

Christmas In India!

Q: Do people celebrate Christmas in India? A: Some do, including the 4040 children within our 101 HoPE Learning Centers! Every year, children celebrate the occasion with talents shows, feasts, trees and even gifts. They are taught about Jesus and Santa Claus, but they mainly learn the importance...

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Rathisha Thrives

Rathisha is a typical fifth grader from Karaikalmedu. She has five best friends. She most enjoys playing volleyball and carom between studies. Her favorite color is ocean blue. She excels in most academic subjects, especially English, but this hasn’t always been the case. When Rathisha first...

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Babu’s Grades Improve

Thanks in part to Tripura Foundation sponsors and teachers, Babu is about to successfully complete his eighth-grade education this academic year. When Babu was enrolled in our HoPE Learning Center last year, he was labelled a “dull student.” His grades were far below average and he did not...

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Aarthy Climbs To New Heights

Until 7th grade, Aarthy was, at best, an average student. She is the daughter of an unskilled  construction site laborer who struggles to keep food on the family table. Like most of her classmates, Aarthy has struggled with challenges and hardships. Yet, since joining her local HoPE Learning...

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Saravanan Gains New Worlds

Like many HoPE Center children, Saravanan and his older sister have laborer parents who struggle every day to put food on the table. They are unable to overcome their conditions and escape poverty for many reasons, the biggest being that they are both illiterate. Saravanan is fortunate to be able...

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Tamil Learns Trust

Tamil is a seventh grader who lives with his parents and three siblings. He is a loving child with many fine qualities, but, for good reasons, he still occasionally struggles with trust issues. In addition to enduring seizures and a speech impediment, Tamil’s family life has been tremendously...

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The Bus Stops HERE!

Palanisamy, from Pachapalayam, India, an active child with strong social values, shared with his HoPE Learning Center teachers his concern for the village bus stop. It was run down, dirty and had become a shelter for stray cattle over the past few years. When the teachers asked him what he thought...

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