Spotlight on Sponsors Fall 2024

Joanna Cox, pictured here with her two daughters, recently retired from a 33-year career as a Nurse Practitioner at the Veteran’s Hospital in Lexington, Kentucky.   She has sponsored Sudharsan’s education for the last seven years and also supports The Hybrid Learning Project and The School Fund with monthly donations. Interview with Robin Walden   […]

Program Highlights 2023

School Sponsorship Program   The Aruna Partnership School Sponsorship Program has a strong record of success and takes a unique approach, committing to each sponsored student for 10 years. 100% graduate from high school and a high percentage go on to higher learning. This year saw many new initiatives at both schools that the sponsor […]

Jane Chandler: Joyfully Supporting Aruna Designs

Interview by Marian McClelland for the Aruna Designs team Jane Chandler first opened the doors of The Beach House 40 years ago. Located in the heart of Martha’s Vineyard, her vibrant boutique entices locals and visitors from all over the world with colorful products and its warm, welcoming atmosphere. Committed to Aruna Designs, Jane helps […]

A Closer Look at School Sponsorship

Janet and Mrs. Seethalakshmi, Principal Robin and Mrs. Meera, Hybrid Learning Coordinator Janet Kramer has been Coordinator of the School Sponsorship Program team for the past 2 years, and a sponsor of 3 students since 1996. “What touches me deeply about the School Sponsorship Program is the connection with people – children and their families […]

Spotlight on Sponsors Fall 2023

Celia Jackmauh and Lavanya Kumar Celia Jackmauh lives on a dairy farm in Vermont with her husband Gregory, her cat Max, and 65 milk cows. Lavanya Kumar lives with her family in Athiendal village, Tamil Nadu, India. She is in her last year of pharmacy school and hopes to graduate this fall.  Lavanya has been […]

Program Highlights 2022

School Sponsorship Program   “3R” Reading, wRiting, aRithmetic, at primary level: designed to spark the love of learning that exists in all children, enabling them to read, write and do basic math Ten cutting-edge initiatives were developed this year and are driving a holistic transformation of the Shanthimalai schools. Dr. Ramya and Mr. Durai Ganesh […]

Arunachala’s Ancient Spirtuality

Connecting to Arunachala’s Ancient Spirituality By David Cosgrove I was raised and educated in a Catholic environment. Then, nearly fifty years ago when I was in my early twenties and searching in a library for books about world religions, I remember reading one that contained an excerpt from ‘Talks With Sri Ramana Maharshi’. In this, […]

Environmental Stewardship

By Gregory Jackmauh     Honoring Arunachala – Girivalam Seva Project (GVS) In 2014, our partner Shanthimalai Trust installed waste bins and began collecting rubbish along the Girivalam route that pilgrims walk each year around the sacred Mountain Arunachala. GVS was an immediate way to improve the environment and influence how local trash was managed. The […]

Spotlight on Sponsors 2022

Emily Magal & Jim Greenwell, Interviewed by Robin Walden Emily Magal was an independent Project Manager for commercial real estate in Washington, D.C. Her husband, Jim Greenwell, is an architect. They became year-round residents of Peaks Island, Maine, in 2009. They sponsor Vinaya, who graduated from high school this year. Emily Magal and Jim Greenwell […]

Aruna Designs and Premalaya Handicrafts Covid Collaboration

By Deborah Cake Kalai (K. Kalaimagal) is the Production Manager at Premalaya Handicrafts, a Fair Trade handcrafts business in India that employs widows and other women in need. Deborah Cake is the Production Manager at Aruna Designs, a business run entirely by volunteers within Aruna Partnership. We partner with Premalaya Handicrafts in South India to design, import, and market […]

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