My name is Kumar Team
Leaving India after 6 months was one of the hardest things I ever had to do. I not only missed the country, scenery, smells, culture and food, most of all I missed the children. Soon I realised that India had become my second home and these children were part of my family. What do you do when you hear they have to live on the streets again, where it's dangerous, there's no food and they can't go to school? You fight like they are your own children. Forgetting these children is something I cannot do.
Renee lives in the US and travels to Europe and India regularly. Email Renee via email@example.com
Everyone knows them: moments you didn't expect that change your life forever. Spending 6 months in India was never on my roadmap, yet it happened and there was no way back. Every single child we've got to know through this project is unique and full of energy and they all deserve a positive change. Now we're aware, it's our responsibility to make sure they get this fair shot to make their life the absolute best it can be. Describing the smile on their face when going to school for the first time goes way beyond 'worth every single minute of my time'.
Tim lives the USA where he works for TripAdvisor. He travels frequently to Europe and India. Get in touch with Tim via firstname.lastname@example.org
I visited the children in India for the first time in May 2016 and had one of the best months of my life – never have I left a place being so certain that I would come back. Teaching a yoga class to a group of funny, enthusiastic kids is the best possible way to start the day!
Previously, I worked as a project manager and producer for a creative communications agency, which worked with social enterprises and charities to help them tell their story. I am also a trained yoga teacher.
Alyce will be in India until October 2017, the rest of the time you can find her at her home in the UK. Reach out to Alyce via email@example.com
During my several personal and professional visits to India, its people and culture captivated me and I wanted to dedicate some of my spare time towards solving a local issue.
I did not hesitate long: My Name is Kumar, an initiative built from the ground up with lots of passion and solidarity from around the world was an easy pick!
I am in charge of the Impact measurement, with the main objective of evidencing the social change we create in the life of this community. It helps adapting our activities, staying focused on our mission and proving to you that every bit of your help is worth it.
Velina is based in London and you can get in touch with her via firstname.lastname@example.org
While looking for a graduation project for my Bachelor degree I came across My Name is Kumar. I visited India and the CARE family for several months and fell in love with the authenticity, the delicious cuisine and the children. I wrote my thesis during these months; challenging yet very satisfying knowing it is all for a good cause.
I graduated several months after I came back to the Netherlands but the children never left my mind. I am very happy to still be able to contribute towards this cause and help these children towards a brighter future.
Demi lives in Maastricht, The Netherlands and is contactable via email@example.com