NRI student's bid to help Mumbai orphans
An NRI student in Britain is planning to build a children's village in Mumbai, say media reports in London.india Updated: Feb 01, 2007 13:56 IST
Moved by the plight of Indian orphans, an NRI student in Britain is planning to build a children's village in Mumbai, say media reports in London.
Druve Patel, a student of Oxford Brookes University, along with two friends and a local resident, Alex McMahon, will raise $137,480 (Rs6 million), reports the Northampton Chronicle newspaper.
A charity — Help A Poor Child — has also come forward to help the youngsters. The village plans to house 100 children and provide them with schooling, vocational training and healthcare.
"The first time I went to India, I was about 13. It was such a big eye-opener just to see how people lived in the Third World. I've been there four or five times since. After seeing how people live in deprived areas, I feel we should do something," Patel was quoted as saying by the daily.
"We really want to make a difference, but we've found the funding really difficult. We're hoping to help children all around the world, starting in India and then, hopefully, in Africa and South America," he added.
First Published: Feb 01, 2007 13:56 IST