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This fundraiser ended on 01/31/11

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With just a small donation here, you can help buy desks for 120 kids at the Ballaldighi School.

Hello Friends,
Thank you for taking the time to visit this page. In October, I spent some time teaching English at a primary school in Mayapur, India. The school is run by an NGO called Sri Mayapur Vikas Sangha (SMVS). SMVS also runs a clinic and other programs for the surrounding villages. The Ballaldighi School is filled with bright kids who are eager to learn, but some of them--at least 120--spend the whole school day sitting on the floor. They need desks.
The director of SMVS, Bishnu Karmakar, and Headmaster Bikash asked if I might be able to help. When they told me the cost of one desk, I realized that my Facebook friends alone--each giving $5 or $10--could furnish the remaining classrooms without breaking a sweat.
So what do you say? Can you spare the cost of a beer or a movie so these kids can have a place to sit and learn? Any amount will help. To ensure that your donation is tax-deductible, the money gathered here will be sent to SMVS via their partner in the states Village Volunteers.
I know the appeals can pile up at this time of year, and that your time is precious, so I am very grateful that you took a moment to consider this project. I wish you and yours all the best for the holiday season and the new year.

John
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