Thursday, March 3, 2016

Running for Gabriel Project Mumbai

London native Victoria (Tori) Kahn volunteered at Gabriel Project Mumbai (GPM) in the Fall 2013 teaching non-formal education classes to children living in the slums. Tori is running the Paris Marathon on 3rd April to raise money to support GPM.

"There were numerous incredible experiences which made lasting impressions. In particular I grew
Tori and Shravan
close to Shravan an 8 year old boy, so keen to learn, with an infectious smile and loving nature," Tori explains. "Shravan sadly passed away a couple of months after I left India. He died of an undiagnosed illness, the kind that most Western children would recover from after a couple of days of treatment. One Friday morning GPM volunteers noticed that he wasn’t his usual vivacious self, and he said he had a headache and fever. That night he passed away.

GPM has set up a health clinic in Shravan’s name (Shravan Health Center) to prevent other children suffering in the way he did. If Shravan had accessibility to this kind of healthcare he might still be with us."

Tori is running to raise funds in support of life-saving medical treatment provided in the Shravan Health Center.

"I would love your support in helping me get through the tough 26.2 miles I have ahead of me. Any donation you would like to offer, no matter what size will be truly appreciated."

Gabriel Project Mumbai is a project supported by the UK charity Tzedek and donations made will be used to fund the health clinic.

Please support Tori on her marathon run:

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