Julie Das is our coordinator in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Julie is a french native, works as a teacher and supports Balo with all her heart since 2009. She lived in Kolkata for 2 years and is strongly connected to India because her husband and his family are originally from Kolkata too.
Julie explains her mission in Malaysia with the following terms: “my focus here is to find dedicated, engaged and kind private sponsors or even corporates that will support a child’s education on a long term basis. Ideally a child should have the same sponsor during his entire school time in order to feel secure and nurtured.
Besides, I create and coordinate yearly events to raise funds and get the sponsors together. Balo is indeed a small family of passionate individuals who want to give love and happiness to underprivileged children in Kolkata. Events range from Fashion show to school activities, dinners or entertainment programs. What matters is to come together for a collective cause and to make Balo a homely place for our 200 students, thanks to the ongoing donations.
Balo kids are eager to get visitors and open their horizons. I make it a point to bring new and ‘old’ sponsors to Kolkata to meet the kids, engage with the dedicated educational team and make a difference in their routine.
For more information on how to support Balo in South East Asia, please contact me via email: email@example.com