India will be country number 36 for me…a tiny bit closer to my goal of traveling to 50 countries before I’m 30.
However before I go, I am determined to raise €1,500 for The Hope Foundation, a charity which does amazing work in Kolkata with street and slum children, giving them a brighter future. HOPE has so far helped over 30,000 children through education alone, and I want to be part of their amazing story.
SHOCKING FACT: There are currently over 250,000 street children living in Kolkata, living on the streets with no shelter from the elements, no one to care care for them or to protect them. HOPE works tirelessly to help these children through education programmes, healthcare, skills training and their 8 protection homes for young boys and girls.
To raise money for HOPE, I have signed up for the ‘RUNAMUCK CHALLENGE 2013’ which considering by shocking levls of fitness, is sure to be quite the challenge! If you would like to donate to this very worthy cause, and like to see me get absolutley battered and bruised and covered in mud from head to toe..then PLEASE DONATE HERE!
I will post photos here of both this event and my experiences in India, so you will be able to see exactly where your money is going and all the good it is doing!
Thanks for your support!
Janet xxx aka Journalist On The Run