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Indian Orphanage For Children Affected By AIDS Holds Fundraiser On Thursday In Brookline

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Agape International, a Hyderabad-based orphanage for children affected by AIDS, is holding its annual Fall fundraiser on October 5th at the Holiday Inn in Brookline, MA. It will feature a silent auction, Bollywood dances and dinner.

Agape feeds, clothes, shelters, and provides medication to the children in its orphanage. In addition, Agape also educates the children in its own English-medium school, all the way from nursery to high school. The first batch of children that Lynne took in 14 years ago are now going to college.

Tickets can be bought here. You can learn more here or by e-mailing joe@agapeintl.org.

Agape is an orphanage in Hyderabad that was started by Lynne Guhman, a Massachusetts native, when, on a visit to India, she realized that poor children whose parents had died from AIDS had nowhere to live after their parents died from the disease. Their relatives did not want to take them due to fears of contagion, stigma, and higher costs. The government orphanages did not want them for the same reasons. The children were forced to beg and live on the streets. Starting in 2004 with a room and six children in Hyderabad, Agape now has close to 250 orphans, half of whom are HIV+.

Agape feeds, clothes, shelters, and provides medication to the children in its orphanage. In addition, Agape also educates the children in its own English-medium school, all the way from nursery to high school. The first batch of children that Lynne took in 14 years ago are now going to college.

Agape cares for orphans from cradle to college with the goal of making them independent, productive citizens of India.

Agape is funded by individual donors who sponsor a child residential or schooling expenses.