I'm off to Kodaikanal in about 10 days and no, this won't be one of the usual trips. I will volunteer briefly at my friend Zainab Ghadiyali's project--the Indian chapter of the Foundation for International Medical Relief of Children (FIMRC).
Zainab is the Field Operations Manager for Project Kodaikanal and is responsible for managing the logistics of FIMRC's work in India. As part of her duties, she works closely with hospital and creche staff to coordinate volunteering and public health activities for the welfare of the underprivileged children in the area.
Zainab & I would appreciate it if you can do your bit for the children by donating some things. Mainly, they seek:
- children's multivitamin and calcium supplements (these are most important)
- toothpaste and toothbrushes
While their needs may be plenty, every little bit given makes a difference. I hope to hear from you soon.
If you would like to know more about FIMRC, please visit: http://www.fimrc.org/
You can view pictures of Project Kodaikanal at: http://www.flickr.com/photos/fimrc/sets/72157622030077650/
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