In August 2013 I spent 2 weeks at Our Home in Kerala, India.
Within seconds of arriving I felt part of the family.
Within minutes I was being hugged and pulled and chased by children calling "Hannah Aunty, Hannah Aunty, come play, you want tea?"
This was my first time to India and my first time volunteering in a country outside of Australia....I was a little anxious as to what my role would be.
No need. I pretty quickly learned to do whatever I could, wherever I could, whenever I could. I read with the children, sang and danced with them, played new games, walked with them, ate, chatted and sat with them. I helped buy food, clothes, bricks and fuel and shared a bag full of things from home (jumbo bubble blowers being the biggest hit!)
In return (if there has to be a return), I got everything.
Take the amazing experience home with you,
keep supporting those children in your heart,
continue to help by any means you can with what you have.
Never forget our place in the world and what we can do.
Hannah Sierp, 19.
Our Home relies entirely on the generosity of donors and ongoing sponsors who enable us to continue to care for orphaned and homeless children. Together, we form an extended Our Home Family committed to making lasting change in the lives of our children.DONATE
Our Home Community is a grass-roots organisation established by a local Keralan, Chacko K Mathew, which provides a safe and loving family environment for approximately 40 orphans and homeless children in Southern India.
Partner with us and help us in our cause. Every dollar that is donated goes directly to Our Home India. Rest assured your money is well spent. No matter how large or small the donation, it will make a huge difference.