This message comes to you filled with joy and gratitude for your support throughout this past year. Because of it, our beneficiaries have made significant strides in health care, sustainable environmentalism, education and financial growth.
Your gifts to PRASAD became seedlings, agricultural supplies, medical care, education, environmental protection, mentoring, advocacy, clean drinking water, Self-Help Groups, a children’s library, health education, and training programs, etc. that made their progress possible. On behalf of the people benefited, we offer you profound thanks.
We have two important Milestones to report for 2011:
This year marked the 20th anniversary of one of PRASAD’s earliest initiatives in India, the Eye Program. It the ideal time to shine a fresh light on this amazing program, which has served nearly 1 million people in the Tansa Valley!
It began in 1991, as a traveling program of eye camps and community outreach to provide corrective surgery to villagers suffering from cataracts. In 2003, the program added the permanent, Gurudev Siddha Peeth Netra Chikitsa Eye Hospital, while continuing the outreach and eye camps. These expanded in 2006, to include the most remote areas of the valley.
Also enjoying its 20th anniversary is the Education Program – from presenting school supplies to young children who have none, to providing college scholarships to promising students, the education initiative is a crucial component of PRASAD’s efforts to break the cycle of ignorance and poverty in the Tansa Valley.
The end is also the beginning!
We are also eager to welcome the New Year. This will be a very special and exciting one, filled with promise, as we will celebrate the 20th Anniversary of The PRASAD Project itself! We invite you to join our celebration by making a year-end gift.
All of us at The PRASAD Project wish you a joyful holiday and a prosperous New Year!