Merry Christmas everyone! Please find our Christmas newsletter available to read. Every donation is hugely appreciated and please continue to help us, either through donating via the giving button on the website, or by following the advice at the end of the newsletter. Best wishes from everyone at Amala, and thank you for your support.
The Christmas newsletter is now available from the website. The cyclone continues to effect Amala. We have lots or repairs, water damage, tree damage, firewood problems to deal with. We still need your help to keep everything going. Please send any donations you can afford to give using the details at the back of the newsletter or via the just giving button on the website. Thank you for your support.
More news is on the conditions can be found on the BBC website.
Whilst not as bad as Cyclone Thane in 2011, Amala and the Cuddalore region has been hit by high winds and flooding. Many trees have come down and fences blown over, even the front wall in the home has collapsed in places. Everyone is safe in Amala but there is lots of damage all around. Please if you are able to help us do the repairs every penny sent in will be gratefully received. More details will be in the newsletter coming out very soon. Pictures are available on our facebook page together with some here. Some of the photos are of Amala and some of the surrounding area in Cuddalore.
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Bills, bills, bills! Help, we are struggling for funds. Local government regulations have meant we are having to build a new toilet block for the girls and put in a purified water system for the school. This has left us with almost no funds left to pay for sanitation and building repairs or for funding senior students in their college studies. We are writing to sponsors of the senior students but not all of these children are sponsored. Can you help? - please use the just giving button on this page to help us meet the running costs of the home. Any donation no matter how small will help. Many, many thanks.
See the pictures from the Harvest Festival (Pongol Festival) at Amala on our facebook pages.
Shortly after Christmas our pick-up truck which was collecting groceries in the home was involved in a traffic accident. One of our staff in the home and one of the students who had gone to help with the groceries were both seriously injured in the crash. The Trust have paid for medical care for both the driver and the 14 year old boy and doctors expect them to both make a full recovery. However the enormous cost of medical expenses has meant that we are again struggling to fund day to day costs. If you are able to help us meet the running costs of the home then please click on the make a donation button via JustGiving on this page. Any amount no matter how small will help us to get through this difficult time. Thank you.
Is now available for you to read. A very Happy Christmas from all the children and staff in Amala and from the trustees and management committee of the Amala Trust. Thank you all for your kind support.
The September newsletter is now available. Click on the link below.
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