Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Children for a cause

Young people may not value money as grown ups do, but they definitely know the value of a cause. The students of St. Antony’s Primary School located in Rammurthy Nagar here have proved this through their exemplary work.

Seeking help
The children have collected donations to the tune of Rs.1.10 lakh for of leprosy and tuberculosis patients. Of course, they sought help from their parents and relatives to collect donations , but all the focused hard work was their own. They donated the money to Indian Development Foundation, an NGO working for the cause for 25 years.

Over 1,000 students of the school from standards I to V approached their parents and relatives, explained the cause and sought donation from them.

The children had a great sense of achievement when they handed over the amount Dr. S. Franklin, Southern Region Manager of the Indian Development Foundation.Need of the day
Rev. Sr. Irene, Headmistress of the school, was very proud of the children’s work. Dr. Franklin, after accepting the donation said, “Leprosy can be eliminated with the help of people and organisations. More and more awareness is the need of the day.”

The Indian Development Foundation (IDF) is associated with over 120 hospitals and projects in India.

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