Fall 2015 Newsletter


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.

Newsletters will be emailed twice a year. If you have questions or suggestions, please contact us at info@arunapartnership.org.

Program Highlights

Program Highlights

Heartfelt thanks for your continued support! For updates about the difference your generosity is making in the lives of impoverished villagers, please read more...

Spotlight on Sponsors

Spotlight on Sponsors

Nancy Heselton met her sponsor child, Thendral, on a trip to India. Impressed that the school is part of a vibrant community, Nancy is glad that Thendral can stay in her village while getting a great education. This nurtures the whole human being, opening minds and hearts. Read more.

A Closer Look: Alumni Teachers

A Closer Look at Alumni Teachers

An astonishing 15% of our teachers were former sponsorship students in our schools. After their training, these young people chose to accept lower salaries than they might earn in the city, in order to serve their rural community. Read their stories.


Focus on Design

When widows at Shanthimalai's Handicraft Development Society were offered the chance to work at home after their 2-month training, they chose instead to come back to the center, to work together. Happy in this supportive environment, they collaborated with three Americans to develop Angel ornaments for 2015. Read more.

2016 Calendar


The 2016 calendars are here! With gorgeous photos and heartfelt text, the 2016 calendar tells the ongoing story of the Om Shanthi Widows Project. This beautiful calendar will inspire you every day!
Sales of the calendar help support the widows of Om Shanthi.

Online Donations

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