A short summary of our project
Following the successful abseil event last February, in which DMU staff and students raised over £5000, the Square Mile India abseil returns for its second year and will take place on the 16th February. The funds raised last time round provided the 120 children who live in the Gandhi Ashram with food, shelter and education for 4 months. This time we aim to change two lives forever.
Who are we?
We're three current DMU placement students that are working with #DMUlocal.
Chelsea: Masters student in Marketing & PR - Public engagement admin assistant
Leigh: BA Honours student in Media Production - Videographer and digital media assistant
Mason: BA Honours student in Business Management - Project and Outreach assistant
Why are we doing this?
Our partners, Manav Sadhna, have five communities they support in Ahmedabad and one of these is called the Loving Community. This community, who were excluded from society, is made up of people who previously had Leprosy but no longer have the infection. However, they still suffer from the effects of the infection such as loss of limbs and the social stigma it carries, not only for them but also their children and their children's children who cannot get work due to the outdated perception of the infection.
Every year during monsoon season homes in the Loving Community are flooded by extremely contaminated water and the residents have to resort to living in the local community centre for weeks on end. This year's abseil is raising money to ensure that the two worst effected homes are protected from the monsoon in June by raising their homes above water level.
Help us succeed!
Please sponsor us with whatever you can!