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Visions of Hope supports education in India

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From page A5 | November 12, 2013 |

Visions of Hope, an Indian dinner and auction that will take place Saturday evening, will raise money for children’s learning centers in India, and scholarships for students pursuing college in India and Sri Lanka.

The event is sponsored by the UC Davis chapter of Visions and co-sponsored International House, Davis. It will run from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday at I-House, 10 College Park, and will feature a keynote speaker who has worked for Amnesty International.

The event promises to be “fun and engaging; one that immerses the audience in a piece of Indian culture while supporting a greater cause — education development,” says Vithya Thambiaiyah, co-president of Visions. “It is a simple way that our community can come together and help change a child’s life.”

The children’s learning centers are designed to offer after-school tuition in language, math, English and science for children who live in deeply impoverished and oppressed communities. Students also will learn environmental, health, social and leadership skills.

Visions has sponsored the establishment of numerous children’s learning centers through SCOPE India Trust in South India, and hopes to sponsor more this year with the proceeds of Saturday’s event. The average cost of a center for 30 children is $810 per year.

“These resources will provide economically disadvantaged and marginalized youth an opportunity to reach their full potential,” says Ritika Johal, co-president. “Through events such as Visions of Hope, we can help young men and women build a foundation for a better life and community as a whole.”

The event is being held in conjunction with International Education Week at UCD.

“We are collaborating with several community partners to create an event that is not only entertaining but also strengthens our global awareness and impact,” said Venita Sivamani, who serves on the board of directors. “We hope you will join us on Nov. 16 and help empower tomorrow’s leaders!”

Visions of Hope has been made possible by the generosity of local supporters — Preethi’s Indian Cuisine, Raja’s Tandoor, Ruchi, Shaz and Taj Oven.

Tickets are $25 in advance or $30 at the door. To learn more about the organization or purchase tickets, visit upcoming events at VisionsGlobalEmpowerment.org, visit Visions-UC Davis Chapter on Facebook or email ucdvisions@gmail.com.

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