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Jewish Initiative Provides Hunger Relief to Children in India

Jews from around the world will participate in a hunger relief project aimed to benefit disadvantaged children in India.
By Rachel Hirshfeld
First Publish: 5/7/2012, 5:54 PM

Volunteer prepares food packages
Volunteer prepares food packages
Israel news photo: Flash 90

Jews from around the world will participate in a hunger relief project aimed to benefit disadvantaged children in India, The Hindustan Times reported.

The Gabriel Project Mumbai (GPM), an initiative that is scheduled to begin in June, will gather around 20 Jewish volunteers who will cook meals and teach basic levels of English and Mathematics to underprivileged children.

The Jewish volunteers will also introduce the children to the world of technology.

Volunteers will subsequently learn about Indian culture and Jewish history in India.

 “The programme plans to cover about 500 children spread across 20 centres. We will promote literacy among these children and it’s a good thing that the children will be introduced to proper nutrition” said Dr Trevor Miranda, director of Reach Education Action Program (REAP), a city-based non-government organization.

Jacob Sztokman, an Israeli who is collaborating with REAP for this project, is organizing a group of volunteers from his community to take part in the mission.

Sztokman said he decided to become involved in the initiative after seeing the plight of the impoverished children, following his visit to the city last year.