BOOKS FOR ZAMAR
BOOKS FOR ZAMAR
My name is Madelyne Brown and I recently had the privilege of spending two months at a school in India, witnessing the amazing work God is doing in the lives of the students through this school. The spiritual strength and loving environment that I found there is exceptional; they took me into their family, and I have returned to the USA leaving many friends in India.
These students are hardworking, ambitious, intelligent, and God has so much in store for them. The staff there is dedicated to providing every child with an education which continually challenges them to make goals, reach for dreams, and opens to them a world that needs their beautiful hearts and minds even more desperately than they need us to gain access to that world. One key avenue for these students is reading. Nothing expands minds like a good book, and without books education falls short.
Today their library faces a deficit of 2,200 books. The Indian government’s Ministry of Education requires that every Higher Secondary school possess a collection of at least 3,000 volumes – their current number is only some 800 volumes, for a student body of over 400. This shortage has been noted by government inspectors, leaving the school with a demerit and ongoing queries into the action that is being taken to rectify the deficiency before the next inspection.
My family and I hope to raise the necessary funds ($11,000) for all 2,200 books needed to meet the government’s standard and grow their library. Will you help?!
*As of May 2018, the goal for this MyWellspring campaign has been reached!
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