Be a citizen of the world, not just a citizen of a country.
Be part of humanity, not just part of a religious sect.
--- Rajni Mala Khelawan, Author
Last year, I travelled to Fiji Islands, located in the cusp of the Pacific Ocean. While there, I had the privilege of visiting Dilkusha Home, an orphanage that has been serving orphaned children for over 100 years.
This past Christmas, a few of my friends and colleagues got together and raised $300.00 to make the Dilkusha Home’s children’s Christmas a little brighter. This gift giving season, we were hoping to continue this tradition. And we needed your help.
Currently, Dilkusha Home is serving 29 children, mostly girls, who range in ages from 1 to 19 years. Recently, the Home adopted their first boy! The older girls remain in the home due to permanent disabilities and their inability to live independently. The Home’s policy is to keep the girls in the home till they complete all their education and are able to be financially independent and live productive lives.
So far this year, I have raised $60... And I would be grateful for any amount of support. I will also be sending them a Christmas Card and will have all the donators sign a personal message to the kids. If any of you are interested in corresponding with the girls in the coming year via handwritten letters or sending them birthday acknowledgements, please let me know so that I can match you with a child.
If you can and want to help, please come and see me.
Finally, wishing everyone a happy healthy holiday season! Thank you.
Rajni Mala Khelawan
A heartwarming news article where one of the girls who grew up in Dilkusha Home ties the knot to her long time love: http://www.fijitimes.com/story.aspx?id=134789