Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Soles4Souls partners with peace Builders to distribute shoes to Tibetan children in India

Soles4Souls donated shoes to an organization called Peace Builders, who then distributed the brand new 'Keen' shoes to children in Dharamsala, India. The children who received the shoes were not Indian, but Tibetan children who live as refugees in the Tibetan Children's Village in Dharamsala.

The Mission of Tibetan Children's Villages- an integrated charitable organization - is to ensure that all Tibetan children under its care receive a sound education, a firm cultural identity and become self-reliant and contributing members of the Tibetan community and the world at large.

“The Village was formed to care for ‘the many children who had been orphaned or separated from their families during the arduous escape from their homeland,'" says Diane Eskinozi who works for Peace Builders. Many of the children have fled political persecution in Tibet, walking for days or weeks through the Himalayan mountains. Many of their parents were killed. More info is available at http://www.tcv.org.in/history.shtml”

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