In cooperation with Danish Indian Child Care (Dansk - Indisk Børnehjælp), we support the Danish Indian Children's Home for girls, which is located in the same region as our supplier in South India in the province of Tamil Nadu. The orphanage opened in February 1999 and currently houses around 30 girls.
These girls often don’t have any parents or are otherwise unwanted children, who have had a really tough start in life. At this home the girls get a new family, a safe childhood and the opportunity to educate themselves.
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All our products carry a hang tag. When you buy one of our products, you support Danish Indian Child Care. Link to their website here.
Thanks to you, our customers, we are able to support the orphanage program - mainly for education - but we have also supported other projects in and around the children’s home. In 2014, for instance, we supported a new photo voltaic system that stabilizes electricity supply and ensures a safe environment in their everyday life.
The orphanage’s daily management is handled by the organization WEEDS, Womens Education & Economic Development Society. Danish Indian Child Care and WEEDS have also developed vaccination-, awareness-, and health programs together.
As part of our cooperation with Danish Indian Child Care, we have also chosen to sponsor one of the children at the orphanage.
Our sponsor child’s name is Preethi and she is currently 9 years old.
Several times a year we receive a letter from her, where she tells us a little about her everyday life. In July this year (2018) she wrote:
'I like to read Tamil, and I especially like reading poems. I also think it's fun to write poems, even if it's a little hard.”
We hope you would like to read more about Danish Indian Child Care, and of their programs and results, at www.danskindisk.dk