Aruna News

Fall 2021


All activities of Aruna Partnership are inspired by the vision of Dr. Hugo Maier and his wife Anne Maier, founders of Shanthimalai Trust. We are unendingly grateful to the Maiers (affectionately called Appa and Amma), to the beloved people of India, and to you our donors for the privilege of participating in this work.

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Program Highlights

Our partners in India continue to meet pandemic challenges with award-winning service: Shanthimalai Trust for outstanding Covid Care, the Om Shanthi Widows Project for “Best Old Age Home”, and Girivalam Seva for dedicated environmental stewardship.

A Closer Look

This summer Janet and Bill Kramer interviewed Anne Janeway, our first School Sponsorship Coordinator, at her home in Vermont. Then, as now, the focus was on giving children from very poor families tools they need to succeed in a changing world.

Spotlight on Sponsors

Janet and Bill share some of the joys of sponsoring first Nithya, a little girl from a single parent family, and now Samivel, a 10th grader they have supported since 1st grade. Today Nithya teaches elementary school in Tiruvannamalai.

Online Donations

It’s easy to donate online to the program of your choice. Donations are fully-tax deductible as allowed by law in the United States.

We are working to empower, educate, and inspire future generations.

You can help

The School Sponsorship Program is funded through your tax-deductible donations. 

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