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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...

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Meet a HoPE Child: Tharani

  Tharani dreams of helping others Attending the Atchampatti HoPE Learning Center in Tamil Nadu, India is a young girl named Tharani, who has great hopes for the future. Tharani, an 8th grade student, enjoys learning about subjects like Phonemic Intelligence, nutrition, and yoga. Her troubled...

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Mohini’s Diwali Birthday Wish

A special message from Mohini, Global Director of Tripura Foundation: This year my birthday, October 18th, is the same day as Diwali.  Diwali is the Festival of Lights here in India, and it signifies the end of darkness, greed and poverty.  In India, it is the happiest day of the year for...

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Hunger (and HoPE) Action Month

September is Hunger Action Month, a time when people across the world take stands against hunger in tangible ways! No one should have to go hungry, and Hunger Action Month reminds us that there are those out there who need the help of kind people with open hands, because there are more than enough...

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Thangaraj Strives for a Better Life

Thangaraj lives with his parents and sister. His father is a farmer and his mother is a housewife. He was accepted into a HoPE Learning Center last year and is grateful for support from caring teachers and an opportunity to reach his goal of becoming a teacher so he can help other children end...

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Elders Should Be Respected, Not Forced to Suffer

Since elderly Vellimalai does not have any income, his son and his daughter-in-law sent him out of their house several years ago. The villagers claim that Vellimalai is 90 years old.  Due to his advanced age he cannot walk or even stand up. He cannot bathe or even attend to nature’s call unless he...

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Iswarya Saves for a Brighter Future

Last year, HoPE Learning Center children shared stories about Hundial savings (money saved for the future in small clay banks, much like western piggy banks). Eighth grader Iswarya set the bar high when she shared her story.  She saved Rs.1500 in one year.  This is a respectable sum, more than...

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Heartfelt Feedings to Those in the Most Need

As regions of the western United States recover from years of drought due to the generosity of recent storm clouds, people in India pray for rain, since they are now facing water scarcity. Children at our HoPE Learning Centers are doubling their prayers because the recent drought has also led to...

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