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Gift Deepavali Happiness to Vanavil Children in Covid Times

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Deepavali Greetings from all the kids at Vanavil!!!

Vanavil is an alternative residential school working closely with two of the most marginalized communities in Tamil Nadu.

Deepavali has always remained the most important occasion for the children of Vanavil, every year, not to mention it is also the most happiest of the times.

Due to pandemic, as the schools are shut, few our kids are in our childrens home but most are with their families. As the families are struggling to make the ends meet, we would like add a dash of happiness to our kids by continuing the tradition of getting them their most anticipated new dress for the year. We would like to give a box of sweets for the family. This year we want to bring little cheer to our after school centers children.

We come to you with the hope that you will continue your support and make our kids happy.

Cost of a dress - 650
Cost of a box of sweets - 150

We need your support to provide dress and sweets for 194 children in Vanavil in various age groups from 3 to 17 and sweets for 415 after school children.

Join us in making a rainbow in our children's lives during these tough times.

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15th November 2020
Dear Supporters,

With hearts brimming with happiness and hope the Children and Team of Vanavil extend our heartiest best wishes and gratitude to all of you who supported us with Love, Kindness, Donations and Goodwill.


Incessant rains disrupted our initial plans of celebrating in the villages. On the flip side, our kids were more than eager to celebrate it at Vanavil with their friends and teachers as they normally do. So, we brought 110 of them to Vanavil the afternoon before Deepavali. The first thing was to establish the sanitation and social distancing protocols.
The children did drawing and Rangoli, the rains pushed it indoors. We did a small prayer and lit lamps in front of the Buddha in the school front yard.

Deepavali day saw the kids rise early, have an oil bath and don the bright, shiny and colorful new clothes. You have to see the pictures to gauge the happiness in them. Following it was a sumptuous breakfast with Kesari, Vada and Idli's. 40 more children joined us on Deepavali day.

This year we completely did away with crackers. Although the kids were disappointed a touch, they were very receptive to reflect about the pandemic, how it has affected life and how great it is to be celebrating Deepavali amongst all this and hoping for a better future. The kids are really looking forward to the day they can come back to school and Vanavil.

After the hearty breakfast, the children put on a spectacular show of dance and soul lifting music. Thanks to our Head Mistress Shalini for putting it together on short notice, our super star volunteer Adith for training the dancers and Vanavil alum Lakshaman for kicking things off.

What is Deepavali without sweets?
This year, thanks to your generosity, we distributed to sweets to all 430 of our after school students in addition to all the kids at Vanavil. The assorted box of Laddu, Mysore Pak, Badusha, Jangri and savory mixture delivered much needed cheer especially on this Deepavali day.


Keep Supporting
Dear Supporters,

With hearts brimming with happiness and hope the Children and Team of Vanavil extend our heartiest best wishes and gratitude to all of you who supported us with Love, Kindness, Donations and Goodwill.


Incessant rains disrupted our initial plans of celebrating in the villages. On the flip side, our kids were more than eager to celebrate it at Vanavil with their friends and teachers as they normally do. So, we brought 110 of them to Vanavil the afternoon before Deepavali. The first thing was to establish the sanitation and social distancing protocols.
The children did drawing and Rangoli, the rains pushed it indoors. We did a small prayer and lit lamps in front of the Buddha in the school front yard.

Deepavali day saw the kids rise early, have an oil bath and don the bright, shiny and colorful new clothes. You have to see the pictures to gauge the happiness in them. Following it was a sumptuous breakfast with Kesari, Vada and Idli's. 40 more children joined us on Deepavali day.

This year we completely did away with crackers. Although the kids were disappointed a touch, they were very receptive to reflect about the pandemic, how it has affected life and how great it is to be celebrating Deepavali amongst all this and hoping for a better future. The kids are really looking forward to the day they can come back to school and Vanavil.

After the hearty breakfast, the children put on a spectacular show of dance and soul lifting music. Thanks to our Head Mistress Shalini for putting it together on short notice, our super star volunteer Adith for training the dancers and Vanavil alum Lakshaman for kicking things off.

What is Deepavali without sweets?
This year, thanks to your generosity, we distributed to sweets to all 430 of our after school students in addition to all the kids at Vanavil. The assorted box of Laddu, Mysore Pak, Badusha, Jangri and savory mixture delivered much needed cheer especially on this Deepavali day.


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11th November 2020
Thanks to the overwhelming support we are inspired to do more.

So we are planning to get dresses for our after school center kids. Increasing the goal to 5L. Please help us reach our new goal.

Dress shopping done for the school kids and sweets ordered.


Campaign link : https://milaap.org/fundraisers/support-kids-728

Keep Supporting


Thank you
Vanavil Team
Thanks to the overwhelming support we are inspired to do more.

So we are planning to get dresses for our after school center kids. Increasing the goal to 5L. Please help us reach our new goal.

Dress shopping done for the school kids and sweets ordered.


Campaign link : https://milaap.org/fundraisers/support-kids-728

Keep Supporting


Thank you
Vanavil Team
Rs.463,187 raised

Goal: Rs.500,000

1.05x IMPACT 5% of your contribution will be matched to raise necessary funds for the campaign

Beneficiary: Kids info_outline
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