August 3, 2016

Breaking the cycle!

Just as one candle lights another and can light thousands of other candles, so one heart illuminates another heart and can illuminate thousands of other hearts. Leo Tolstoy Time goes so fast! This is what we envisioned years ago. What a joy it is to see it happening infront of our eyes. The girls who innocently walked into the gates of our school years ago, dressed humbly and rugged hair have now grown into graceful young ladies. They got education and skills at the school, they got jobs and broke their cycle of poverty. The most beautiful part however is that many of them are now helping other girls in the area climb up the ladder. We are talking about our school girls who are now giving a couple of hours every week to teach vocational skills to other village girls at a small school in the area. Sharing some pictures of our school girls […]
August 3, 2016

Thank you to The BodyShop

Dear Friends, We are pleased to share with you that our friend and supporting organization, The Body Shop has again donated generously towards our cause. This time they have sponsored the books and note books for our 1300+ school girls for this whole year. We really appreciate their support. The girls were overjoyed to see their new textbooks and notebooks. At Food for Life Vrindavan, our goal is to make sure that no girl child in Vrindavan remains illiterate. The Body Shop has been a very important pillar of support for our organization. With their generous donation our 1300+ girls will receive books for an entire year. It is noteworthy that in the year 2014, The Body Shop India sponsored the education for 100 girls for an entire year. They have been very active in this field and organized programs to spread awareness on the importance of girl education. Our  girls […]
August 3, 2016

Our Brave Neetu

From a small tree, a mighty trunk may grow- Aeschylus We take pride to share this story with you of a girl who joined us when she was but a little bud. Over the years she grew in the courtyard of our school. Little did we realize that this flower would blossom so beautifully… “Being terrified but going ahead and doing what must be done—that’s courage” Neetu stated this very well in the incident below. Neetu (16 yrs) was returning home in the evening, from her food distribution service at school. She was riding her bicycle when she noticed that a young lady (who was an expat) was being followed and harassed by an auto rickshaw driver. The road was lonely and suddenly the man pulled that lady into his vehicle and rode off. The lady was panicking and asking the man to stop and let her get down. Neetu could just not stand there and watch. Seeing […]