Sponsor a Mawlat Student- Just $40
Every summer we ask members and friends to consider sponsoring one or more students at the Mawlat Upper Primary School in a very remote location in Northeast India. Our Social Justice Committee commits to sponsor at least 23 of the poorest students. Donating $40 (all donation amounts are warmly welcome!) sponsors one student for an entire year. The money provides books, uniforms, school supplies, a small amount of protein for lunch and some incidental expenses. All for only $40 per year! The village still has no internet connection, but we are hopeful there will be opportunities to communicate with students in the future.
Did you know there are over 10,000 Unitarians in Northeast India? Most are very poor. The Unitarians in this region operate schools that are open to children of all faiths (unlike most other religiously affiliated schools). To fulfill our social justice mission in the larger world, our Social Justice Committee and AUUC supports the Upper Primary students at the Unitarian School in Mawlat. In this small village, most of the residents live way below the poverty level. This is the sixth year for our affiliation with this school (we previously sponsored a small school that closed in a nearby village).
After the COVID-19 pandemic, travel/pilgrimage opportunities through the UU Partner Church Council https://uupcc.org/pilgrimages/pilgrimage-opportunities) will resume. The trips to India are generally in late February or March. There will also be opportunities to go to Transylvania and the Philippines. If you can assist, send a $40 (any amount is very welcome!) check to the office by Sep 27. Please make checks out to AUUC with Mawlat School on the memo line. Contact Marsha White with questions.