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Maya Aravapalli, high school student, is getting desks and chairs for a school in India

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December 2015
Maya Aravapalli, high school student, is getting desks and chairs for a school in India

 

 

Maya Aravapalli, a junior at King’s Ridge Christian School and an ambassador for Girl Scouts, is currently working on the Gold Award, the highest award in Girl Scouts. Her project: providing desks and chairs for an entire school.

 

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“Last summer,” she says, “I went to India and volunteered at an underprivileged school [the Government Primary School in Magadi Taluk, Ramnagara District, near Bangalore in Karnataka state]. I noticed that the children did not have any desks and chairs and they sit on the floor all day….I feel very passionate about the kids sitting on the floor and studying.”

After researching the possibilities, her goal became to raise $7,000 for 52 large desks with chairs, each desk to seat four kids, for all 206 children of the school. So she is raising awareness and funds for her “Booster Seat” project. She conducted one event called King and Queen All Sports Day in her sub division and collected $2,265. The city of Milton has agreed to discuss Booster Seat as part of “Better Together Initiative.” Her Facebook page has reached 10,000 people, and now she is happy that 30-40 kids from her school are working with her. See her video of the school at https://youtu.be/03-gFx9JA1A; track her progress—or help—at http:\\www.facebook.com/boosterseat2016.


[The article above appears only on the website for December 2015, not in the December print/digital issues.]

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