India (MNN) — According to UNICEF, India has more
malnourished children under the age of five than any other country in the
world. India Partners shares hope, love, and life's essentials with these kids
and their communities.
Donna Glass with
India Partners says they're
forming a short-term team for a trip November 29-December 12, 2009. "In Tamil Nadu, we will help with their computer training, and then
we're hoping to have a medical dental team. We'll do the same when we travel
up into Andhra Pradesh to two different
partner sites there."
They're looking for 10 people who are willing to serve Dalit
villagers, school children, and faith communities. October 1 is the deadline to register.
Why go? "It's a sea of poverty with islands of wealth. But there's still
all the rural area that is so deprived of people coming in who care. It's a big thing to them that somebody would
travel halfway around the world because of the love of Christ."
Because of this, Glass says participants are often asked, "'Why
are you here? Why are doing this?' That opens up the perfect door to share the
India Partners has been sending volunteer teams to India
since 1992. Specific team activities will be tailored to the skills of the
volunteer team members, but the current needs are in community health, first
aid, pediatrics, general medical, dental, physical therapy, computer training
for the disabled, and children's activities. Click here for more details.