March 18, 2014
My dear friends and family members,
Hearty greetings from Sristi Village, India! We have recently launched a new organization, “Sristi Foundation,” in India. “Sristi”, the ancient word derived from the classical language Sanskrit, means “CREATION”. We want to create a new world for those who are marginalized, including people with intellectual disabilities – a world they can call their own, a world where everyone is treated with respect.
The main objective of the organization is “to establish “Sristi Village”, a self-sustaining, inclusive and eco-friendly village, which provides a family atmosphere where everyone can reach their full potential regardless of disability, race, gender, etc. Further, people with intellectual disabilities and the marginalized will be equally active contributors”. We are taking all efforts; we have found 9 acres of beautiful cultivation land near Kunamangalam village in Tamil Nadu, 30km west of Pondicherry City.
We are raising funds globally to acquire the land and initiate the project. The total cost of the land is approximately $62,500, of which we have already raised $ 43500 through donors and supporters like you. Now we need only raise the balance of $19,000 in order to acquire the land.
Once we have purchased the land, we will move there with our community and initiate the project by constructing a basic eco-friendly hut, starting an organic vegetable garden, and slowly moving forward towards achieving the long-term vision of Sristi Village. These individuals, help create a mindset change in society. With your help we can change the perception of disability. We can show, through the examples of trained and hard-working individuals with disabilities, that people with disabilities can be assets rather than burdens in their communities.
We are very excited to share with you our vision for Sristi Foundation! We welcome any thoughts or support that you can offer. Every dollar will be taken with great thankfulness.
If you need more information please do not hesitate to call or write us.
Thank you. With warm regards.
Sristi G Karthikeyan, Director, Sristi Foundation
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