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Bricks, bricks and more bricks

We’ve taken the first step and have purchased 50,000 bricks which will be used to build our school. It was much more cost effective to buy now as the price goes up during monsoon season when the production of bricks slows down. They will remain on the farmland while we continue our fundraising efforts this Read more about Bricks, bricks and more bricks[…]

School 3D Model

Our school project vision; uniquely shaped classrooms designed to stay cool in the summer and warm in the winter, surrounded by organic gardens and farmland, next to a river and forest – a perfect learning environment for children.

School Project Design Complete

We are very excited to present the design for the school we will be building in the village of Pittamgarh. It’s been an interesting couple of weeks working with the local architect refining the design, finalizing the budget and determining our building start date, considering the upcoming monsoon season. In September 2012 we intend to begin Read more about School Project Design Complete[…]

New laptops

On a recent visit to the Himalayan Rural Welfare Society a very generous donation of 2 laptops was made! Amit and Naveen were delighted as now they can bring education to those students who cannot make it to the school.

Third Mela!

On Sunday, March 4, 2012, we celebrated our third semi-annual Mela at the Anand Prakash Ashram in Rishikesh. This time we had 11 sponsored children and their families, along with Helping Hands for India (HHFI) volunteers and ashram guests to join in the fun. After checking in on the children’s progress our first game was musical Read more about Third Mela![…]

Drawing and Dancing

Our second visit to the Himalayan Rural Welfare Society school was a day filled with creativity, inspiration and fun. We started off by showing the children how to make a collaborative art project by tracing our hands then letting the imagination fly, continuing to draw colourful patterns and shapes to piece it all together. In Read more about Drawing and Dancing[…]

Never too young to donate

This little one is saying goodbye to her clothes that kept her warm and comfortable through her first few months of life. At 9 months of age she has quickly outgrown them and is donating them to Helping Hands for India. We are accepting donations for children of all ages, even newborns. If you are Read more about Never too young to donate[…]

Helping Hands Success Story

Rajni-ji, a Helping Hands success story, is now a qualified yoga teacher! Rajni is like family around the ashram. She was living there for the past two years working as an Ayurvedic massage therapist while pursuing her Masters degree in the town of Rishikesh. In October 2011 she graduated from the 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training Read more about Helping Hands Success Story[…]