Square mile india
Your sponsorship money will help re-build homes in the slum areas of Ahmedabad, India. Having visited the region last year, we saw first hand just how difficult the living conditions can be and how far even a small amount of money will go towards improving peoples lives.
De Montfort University (DMU) Square Mile India officially launched in February 2016, and has since seen 25 trips head to India with students, staff and friends of the University. In total, 18 trips have been to Ahmedabad, in Gujarat, to work with Manav Sadhna, based at the historic Gandhi Ashram. Participants of the trips have engaged with hundreds of children and adults from the local slum communities, volunteering on various projects.
One of the communities supported by DMU in Ahmedabad is called the Loving Community. This community, who were excluded from society, is made up of people who used to suffer with leprosy but no longer have the infection. However, they still suffer from the effects through loss of limbs and the enormous social stigma which leprosy carries. This does not only apply to them, but also to their children, and their children's children, who cannot find employment due to the outdated perception of the infection.
Every year during monsoon season, homes in the Loving Community are flooded by extremely contaminated water. The residents have to resort to living in the local community centre for weeks and weeks on end. The abseil this year is raising money to make sure that the two worst effected homes are raised above water level. This will mean that they are protected from the rising water during the monsoon season in June.
Take a look at one of our #dmuglobal trips to india
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- Please donate to this great cause which is close to our hearts at DMU.
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- In fact, share it with everyone you know as we think it's a great cause, and the more people who know about it, the more likely we are to make make a difference.
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