From Halfway Around the World…
With all of the troubling and difficult stories, issues and subjects that I write about on orphans and vulnerable children, it’s nice to have uplifting and inspiring news to report in the midst of it.
This is a story about how lives connect around the world. A couple living in the Channel Islands between Britain and France, Dinesh and Natasha Menon, came across my blog and read about the children I have met and written about. They were moved by the stories and very interested in doing something to help, through their nonprofit trust ARC (Advocating for the Rights of Children). Dinesh and Natasha contacted me with passionate hearts for helping these children; as well as grand ideas they were excited about, such as conducting donation drives and providing dance lessons and other extracurricular activities for kids living in orphanages.
Dinesh, a lawyer who is ethnically Indian but grew up in Singapore, and Natasha, from New Zealand and pursuing her PhD, asked me to connect them with some of the orphanages in need that I’ve visited and worked with. To begin with, I’ve put them in touch with Little Hearts in Nellore and Divine Children’s Home in Trivandrum, and we are all working on collaborative projects to provide more resources for the beautiful children living in these homes.
It’s wonderful to see how people can reach out and make contact from around the world, to make these children’s world a better place.