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Ranjeeta's Bright Future

Dolma has been the proud sponsor of Ranjeeta for five years. She is a kind hearted, bright girl who attends Tong-Len, a school in Dharamsala, India. Ranjeeta comes from a family with five children. Her parents migrated from Maharashtra with the hopes of finding work. They have found few opportunities.

They live in a tent in a slum. Tong-Len has helped the community by installing a water tap, donating warm blankets, setting up a medical clinic and offering one meal a day each family. In addition to meeting the basic needs of the community, Tong-len set up schools. They established a pre-school and primary school within the slum, where any child can come and attend school every day.

2004 Collecting Water
2010 Class Photo
2011 Class Photo

They also built a boarding school nearby. One child from each family attends the boarding school. It provides a place where the children can focus on their education while having nutritious, consistent meals and maintining better health.

Ranjeeta excelled in the boarding school since her first year. She competes in state wide competitions and is a dedicated student. For fun, she loves traditional Indian dancing. She dreams of being a doctor someday. Thanks to her education, this dream is possible.

Thank You

We wanted to thank you for your on-going support. Because of our loyal customers, we are able to send Ranjeeta to school each year. In addition to donating 15% of our profits to educate girls living in poverty in India, we also give our customers the opportunity to help even more. Now, you can add $1, $5 or $10 to your cart to help fund our educational initiatives. Learn more about how you can help send Ranjeeta to school.

Last year, the children at the Tong-Len Boarding School celebrated Christmas with a big feast and performance. They made this video of their celebration:


We want to wish Happy Holidays and a Happy New Year to the entire Dolma Community. May we all enjoy the warmth and light of time spent with loved ones. May the new year bring abundance and peace to all. 

Comments

Kris
Thursday, December 22, 2011
Wow! Look at how she has grown! What Tong-Len does for that community is amazing and your support is wonderful! Kudos!

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