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Bringing joy into the hearts of children since 2002

 Welcome to our spring/summer newsletter 2020

Namaste, we hope you have all been OK during these testing times. Maybe this newsletter can cheer us all up with some messages of hope. 

Currently, all the Khushi kids are safe at home and we will reopen as per government guidelines.

Whilst we remain closed during the lockdown in India, Khushi hands are never idle. Due to the loss of their vital daily income during the lockdown, we have been providing foodstuffs and sanitary products to the families of our kids that need support. 

 Your support has been immense, but we always need more help. It's through your support we continue to flourish and achieve our goals, but it's during difficult times like these that we need you the most!

Lockdown life here in India and what we are doing to help
Helping Khushi families in need 💛
Many of the parents of our Khushi kids have lost their already small incomes through the lockdown. Khushi has been delivering food such as sacks of rice and flour and other essential items. So far we have delivered to 113 families and we are making sure that no Khushi family goes hungry.
Supporting education at home
 
We've also been providing notebooks, textbooks and study materials for home study so our Khushi kids can keep learning and growing. We have been teaching online classes too.❤️
We have already gratefully received donations from some of our kind supporters. If anyone wishes to donate any amount no matter how small we would be very grateful.
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Tracksuits for all! 
We gave out 445 Khushi tracksuits to all the kids - thanks to Katja Sümenicht and friends, along with Yvonne van der Donck in loving memory of our dear friend Mr Klaus Bambach-Hodel. The kids really loved getting their new tracksuits and it was such a fun afternoon for all. 

👕👚👖 ❤️❤️❤️

We are very grateful and thankful for this kind donation and especially for all the support Klaus gave us over the years.

Saying hello to old friends 
Yvonne van der Donck from the Netherlands once again came to visit us.❣️The funds that Yvonne raised for us provided amongst other things
dental treatment, school shoes, mirrors for the dance class, 500 toothbrushes and 100 tubes of toothpaste.🥰
Go Campaign
💝 The world-renown GO Campaign are long term supporters of ours. This year we are proud to announce that 3 Khushi high school and college students were selected for GO Campaign's special sponsorship program.❤️
Higher education sponsorship - new sponsors

11 high school students now have their education sponsored by the Sihota family and friends. Rajan Sihota has been invaluable in sourcing sponsors and in helping to design great digital welcome packs and updates. This has been an important step for us. 🥰 Thanks to the Sihota family and friends!

Looking back to happier times before the pandemic, we're glad to be able to share some of the most memorable moments with you.
Khushi is number 1! 🌻
 We won 1st prize in the local Yoga Olympiad 2020 in Rishikesh. Our Yoga groups won 1st prize in both categories - junior and senior! 🎁❣️ They will now go on to compete at the district level. 🤗❤️

At the local Vikas Mela our kids won all 3 prizes (1st 2nd & 3rd) in the Mehndi competition. A talented group of our students won a selection of 2nd and 3rd prizes in the group dance, solo dance, speech-making and poster making too. There was even a small article in a local newspaper about us.🕺💃

Making Khushi look beautiful 
Together with our intern Fina some of our talented kids painted the school toilets. We have so many talented artists just waiting for a chance to shine. Let's help give them that chance.
💙
Career advice
The founder of Data Computers and
ICA Institute Mr Mukesh Agarwal from Rishikesh came to give valuable career advice workshops with our older
students at the Khushi Vocational Centre. 💝
Volunteering
We often welcome volunteers from around the world and are so thankful for their important contributions. Fina Braun from Germany came as an intern for three months and Vini (Vinicius Nogueira de Sa) from Brazil 🇧🇷 came to help us too. Our heartfelt thanks to everyone that gave us their precious time. It's always a special time for everyone when volunteers come to share their knowledge with us.💚
Special visitors
We were honoured to have founder Mr Scott Fiffer of Go Campaign and his colleagues pay us a visit, along with our esteemed chairman Mr Anand Mehrotra. 
💝❤️We'd like to thank them so much for continuing to support us.💚🥰
We had more international visitors who got to see our work first hand and enjoy a performance from our kids put on in their honour. We welcomed Mr Roel Rietman treasurer and board member of Stitching Khushi Kids Nederland along with his mother. We also welcomed the husband of our founder Madelien, Mr Rameshwar Mishra who all made the trip from the Netherlands together. 🎤❤️
We made a little video to show what goes on here at Khushi
 

In addition, thank you to the following

Keshava Ji from Brahmavidya, Germany. Jill Robinson, Diana Alli D'Souza and Naraindra Prashad from Canada. Nick from Prem Baba ashram Rishikesh.


Shane Bordoli from the UK. Barbara Freyer, Gabriele Shears and Joerg Thielen from Germany. Davinder Gulati and Jayant Jha from New Delhi, India.

Sattva Collection (USA) and as ever Sattva Yoga academy (Rishikesh, India).
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Finally a big thank you to everyone else that visited, donated or supported us in any way.

Apologies if we missed you out. It's been another busy and rewarding, yet challenging period here at Khushi. 

Lots of love from us here at team Khushi
and all of the Khushi kids too.Two Hearts on Apple iOS 12.2

 Have a great summer and speak to you again soon.

Thank you for taking the time to read this newsletter.  
 

The Khushi Charitable Society 

Project Manager
Mr Kapil Dev Bist
WhatsApp +91-9997714068
 khushiprojects@yahoo.com 
 
Khushi Vocational Center, Laxmi Lodge 328, Sheesham Jhari Muni-Ki-Reti, Rishikesh, 249137, India.
 
Netherlands office
Stichting Khushi Kids Nederland, Secretariaat Borneostraat 13, 3742 DA Baarn, Netherlands. Telephone: +31-628164067 Email: Info@khushikids.nl






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Khushi Charitable Society · Laxmi Lodge, Seesham Jhari, Rishikesh · Seesham Jhari, Muni ki reti · Rishikesh 249137 · India

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