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Farm of Hope: STSA+YMCA 

       Recently we at STSA got connected to YMCA of USA about a project called the "Farm of Hope," They were looking for funding to renovate a space in Paranthan, Kilinochchi. In 1973, a YMCA youth training center was established but later closed down in 1996 because of civil conflict; however, the land was returned to the YMCA in 2017. Since then, the YMCA has raised money to get that center back up and running to benefit men, women, and children in the area. We have decided to raise money to form a youth club that will create sports, personality, career, and entrepreneurial development opportunities. Our target is USD 800 for this project, but if we receive more funds, we can allocate to other initiatives in the same project, such as a younger children's club.


Check out our promo video on YouTube:

How can you help?

1. Donate directly to our cause here

2. Bike-a-thon pledge- Archan and other STSA members will bike for the total amount of money pledged. For every $25 earned, five miles will be traveled by bike.


3. We are also holding a virtual cooking auction! To participate, you could be a buyer and/or a seller; here are the steps...


-Seller needs to list their dish HERE before Saturday, October 24th. This dish could be any homemade snacks, dessert, or appetizer. i.e., samosas, cake. The food should be made AFTER the sale on October 25th; simply list the item you PLAN to sell. Link:


- Buyer will enter the bidding room on Sunday, October 25th, at 1PM CST. They will be able to bid on the various foods offered by the sellers. Press HERE to buy and bid on items. **Directions to buy- Create account"++ Press "View Items" + Select "All items" + Press any product and bid or buy** Link:


Watch our video below for more details about the project!!!!


STSA+YMCA Joint Team:

Ashvin Rajmohan, Archan Sriselvakumar, Farah Rahman, Iniya Krishna, Shreya Ganesh, Akshaiya Sivatharshan

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