How You Can Help
We are currently raising funds to support the education of the children of the women whom Kalangarai serves. This includes school fees, uniforms and supplies for children in 1st standard to 12th standard and college fees and room/board for students at St. Joseph’s Community College.
St. Joseph’s College was established by Kalangarai after the Indian Ocean Tsunami and offers three Vocational Diploma Courses in Electrician, Refrigeration and Air-conditioning, Desk-top Publishing, and General Duty Assistant.
Donations can be mailed to:
Friends of Kalangarai, Inc
P.O. Box 5366,
Louisville, KY 40255
Friends of Kalangarai is a 501(c)3 charitable organization
Thank you for your support!
Proceeds from our fund-raiser last June supported five nursing students with tuition and housing so that they could attend St. Joseph’s College. This college was established by Kalangarai to provide young men and women with training in computers (desktop publishing/graphics), small appliance repair, and nursing. Many of the students are children of the widowed women who participate in the programs of Kalangarai. When we visited them in the summer, they were taking their exams for certification in nurse assistant and finishing their practica. They all had jobs waiting for them upon graduation.
Friends of Kalangarai is a newly formed non-profit organization in the U.S. that supports the community-based programs of Kalangarai. These programs include micro-credit self-help groups, skills training, children’s educational programs, and a community college. More than 1000 widowed and abandoned women and their families participate in these programs.
Friends is currently raising funds for the educational programs for the children and young adults. The “How to Help” page provides information on how you can make a difference in the lives of these children and young people.