Good News Wednesday – Akanksha Cards for Change

Today’s Good News Wednesday segment is about a very simple, easy way that you can help create positive change for the future of these children.

Raju, an Akanksha student I interviewed

Raju, an Akanksha student I interviewed

Akanksha is a non-profit organization in India that is dedicated to education of the poorest and most vulnerable children. They go into the slums and streets to bring a better education to children who would otherwise get left behind.

I visited Akanksha in Mumbai, while interviewing and writing the book, and I feature them in Chapter 6 of The Weight of Silence. I also wrote a story about their wonderful work, and some of the Akanksha students that I talked to, on this blog.

Now, Scene East has partnered with Akanksha to bring some beautiful holiday cards to the market, with proceeds benefiting Akanksha’s work and students. Scene East’s business is designed to share photos of magical places, while raising money to benefit worthy causes. When you Shop with Scene East for holiday cards, your money will go toward furthering the education of children in need – while providing you with some amazing, gorgeous holiday cards that are designed and drawn by the kids!

Over the past 20 years, Akanksha has expanded from 15 children in one center to over 3.500 children in 57 centers in Mumbai and Pune, with an additional 2100 children in 6 schools. Help support their work by purchasing your Diwali, Christmas, Chanukah, New Years and Birthday cards through Scene East!

Shop for Holiday Cards at Scene East!

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About Shelley Seale

I'm Shelley, a journeyer and learner of the world, freelance journalist and author, yoga chick and dog lover. I pound the keyboard from home barefoot every day, and while my boss is demanding she also occasionally lets me have the early afternoon cocktail. I think not going into an office or collecting corporate paychecks are very good ideas, though not always profitable. I have written for National Geographic, USA Today, The Guardian, Texas Monthly and CNN, among others. Neither the New York Times nor Johnny Depp have answered my letters yet. I love yoga, indie movies, wine, and books, though not necessarily in that order. I believe in karma. Mean people suck. If I could have any dream job I would like to be a superhero. I have performed a catch on the flying trapeze, boarded down a live volcano and was once robbed by a monkey in Nepal. But, I don't know how to whistle. My mantra is "travel with a purpose."

Posted on September 30, 2009, in children, global, India, nonprofit and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. Pretty insightful post. Never thought that it was this simple after all. I had spent a good deal of my time looking for someone to explain this subject clearly and you’re the only one that ever did that. Kudos to you! Keep it up

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