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Our Toppers in 2013

Exam results were out earlier in June, and Sharana’s sponsored students are among the toppers! Join us in congratulating Maheswari, Ajith Kumar, and Saranya on their outstanding accomplishments. Here are their stories, as narrated by Ravi Anand Subramanium, who is lead social worker on the Sponsorship team.

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A KelOptic Collaboration

For more than a year now, KelOptic–a company specializing in online sales of optical lenses, founded by 2 business school graduates, Quentin and Charles who know Sharana well–has been offering free glasses  for disadvantaged children.

For every purchase over 50 € made ​​via the KelOptic website, the company sends a new frame to Sharana. Continue reading

Godparents in the Sponsor Program

Sharana’s Sponsorship Program is one of the largest, and longest-established program that the organization runs. It also takes much attention and care, all the way from screening beneficiaries, to matching children with donors, file-maintenance and follow-up, writing annual letters and sending cards, organizing Summer Camp activities, and more. Amidst all this work there are some distinct moments of pleasure and achievement: successful completion of studies (as for example in the case of Kanchana)–and the visits of Godparents.

Godparents are those who support the individual children in Sharana’s Sponsorship program. John Peter, Ravi Anand, and Kaladevi arranged for the visit of six Godparents to meet their sponsored beneficiaries this past week. They came bearing gifts and much goodwill. After a meeting with the social workers, they visited the Infant Jesus Homework Help Center and attended the children’s yoga and dance performances. Next, they visited the Solidarity Shop:

Last but not least, they visited the Aranganur creche:

and planted a tree there that will grow just as their sponsored children will!