An elementary school class raises lunch money for kids in India.

By July 17, 2006

India (MNN)–Fourth Grade students at a Christian school in Grand Rapids, Michigan recently raised $1,000 to partner with a Christian school in India.

The class, from Tri-unity Christian Elementary, were the first to collect pocket change for Worldwide Christian School’s new ‘Lunch Money’ fund, which launched in January 2006.

The partnership helps children from North America bridge new friendships with third-world children. It also supports WCS’ work in providing a Christian worldview education.

The hands-on program appealed to this particular fourth grade class because it was easy for the children to understand exactly what their coins would be used for. As little as 20 cents pays for a child’s lunch in India.

WCS provides canisters for students to take home and fill with coins that will feed children in five different Indian schools. 100% of all donations will go to the lunch programs of the schools involved.

The money will be dispersed among five Christian schools in India, listed below:

*Zamar Academy serves 60 students from an economically-challenged area in the sea-side city of Chennai.

*New Life School, located in the village of Orissa, serves 59 students.

*Agape Rehabilitation Centre serves 25 students in Chennai.

*Chadalawada School, near the city of Hyderabad, serves 210 students.

*Mullai Wholesome Academy near the city of Bangalore serves 327 students.

If you want to help, go to: http://www.wwcs.org.

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