Friday, February 26, 2010

Any orphanages looking for support in Kerala ?

One of my friends runs a tour company which offers holidays in Kerala along with Volunteering Vacation Opportunities for foreigners. One of their guests is looking for an orphanage that can be supported financially and operationally. The relevant part of the request below

We set up and run volunteer programs in partnership with and support of local organisations and are currently seeking a partner organization that operates a well run and organized orphanage in India (Kochi) whom we can support to help expand and improve their operation. We have a funding package available to support an orphanage that would benefit from the supply of additional skilled personnel, trained volunteers, and funding. We would supply experienced long term staff, funds to cover each volunteer and additional funding to supply project equipment and materials for the projects the volunteers were assisting with. There may also be additional fundraising opportunities though our charitable trust. We are only interested in organization or institutions that have long term aims, have already achieved successes in their aims, are looking to expand their work and are looking for a partnership of 5 years minimum. Volunteer projects may include childcare, basic education, construction, sports and others.

Kindly mail them at INFO AT IRISHOLIDAYS.COM if anyone knows about any well run orphanage in Kerala that deserves operational and financial support.