One Hour to Make a Difference

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At the ‘Olcott School’ in Chennai, India, disadvantaged children are given a chance at an education. They also find a refuge from a difficult life, and chance to believe they are worthy. This belief is instilled each morning, as the Principal leads the full school in a song about equality.

This is partly made possible through the support of a unique fundraising effort called Work An Hour. Each summer, this online fundraising campaign by Asha For Education, asks participants to donate an hour’s worth of their salary.

This helps the  ’Olcott School’ afford the qualified instructors it needs. For the children, this provides more than just the uniform and other supplies that many of the struggling families cannot afford. It also offers them a sense a pride in themselves and their education.

To view a video of the school go to: http://newsroom.blogs.cnn.com/2009/06/11/one-hour-to-make-a-difference/