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Tara Homes for Children, a nonprofit organization in New Delhi, India, was set up in 2005 and offers residential services with an emphasis on education for street children and abandoned children. Tara ensures that the 65 children who call it home have access to good education and a safe, family-like environment. Their days are thoughtfully planned to ensure that they are offered holistic learning experiences. Teachers and volunteers come in after school to help out with schoolwork and extracurricular activities.

The TPS Connection
Last year, a small group of children at Tara started working on an online project with TPS parent Rabani Garg. They meet every Monday morning with Rabani on Skype; technology bridges the physical distance between them as they read, write, and share their recently started blog. The children at Tara would like to reach out to children in other parts of the world to get to know and share cultures, experiences, and interests.

That's where TPS students fit in. We are looking for a group of 6-10 middle school students who would be interested in making a connection with students in India. Interested students would join Rabani for Monday morning Skype sessions in Justine's office starting the first week of February. Breakfast will be provided. Here are the scheduled dates:

February 6, 7:10 a.m.
February 13, 7:10 a.m.
February 27,  7:10 a.m.
March 6, 7:10 a.m.
March 13, 8:10 a.m.
March 20, 8:10 a.m.

If you are interested in participating in this exchange, please email Jena Croxford at [email protected]