Centennial Journalism grad Jennifer Kai is leaving for Chennai, India on
Tuesday May 31 to bring 300 backpacks filled with supplies to orphans and
outcasts known as Dalits. Kai is traveling with members of her church
called the Hope Centre, in Toronto. It’s run by a former Toronto Argonaut, Brian Warren. The mission was to bring supplies as well as work with the children and villagers considered “untouchables” because they are a lower caste.
Jennifer works for Bell as a corporate loyalty associate,
and has been involved with humanitarian and church related
work for several years.
Here’s a bit of her note:
This will be a short but intense mission as we travel into the heat which is now about 50 C Celsius, so we are definitely stepping out of our comfort zone.
I need to raise $3,000 to be a part of this trip and by grace in a short period of time have already raised about $1,750. Most of the funds go towards transportation. Each of us is allowed to bring two large bags, which is standard, one of the bags we travel with is already filled with school supplies which we packed Victoria Day Monday.
The easiest way to give is by email money transfer. You can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. All funds will be handed to The Hope Centre. If you would like a tax receipt please also email me your full name and address. Thankfully, we in Canada can choose to work hard and move our way up in society. Because of the caste system in India - you are forced to remain marginalized... Watch some of this documentary on the Dalits:
WHERE OUR GRADS ARE: