Leos Serve Children with Dignity
April is Leo Club Awareness Month! To celebrate and recognize Leo clubs, the Lions Blog will feature stories about Leo service projects around the world. Today’s story comes from the Ichalkaranji Leo Club in India. The Ichalkaranji Leo Club boasts 75 Leo club members and is sponsored by the Ichalkaranji Lions Club.
Every day, millions of children miss out on the joys of childhood. Through Spotlight on Children projects, Leo clubs can bring hope and laughter to vulnerable children.
During the month of January, the Ichalkaranji Leo Club organized a week long service project for vulnerable children living in a slum. The purpose of the project was to promote self-confidence through meditation, yoga and other activities. Together with the children, Leos also participated in recreational games and a magic show. Children who attended the camp also received a month supply of food grains to take home to their families. “The project was outstanding. The smiles on their faces were worth the effort,” said a Leo. The Ichalkaranji Leo Club continues to serve these children with follow up meetings every Saturday evening.
There are many opportunities for Leos to serve children and restore dignity. What will your Leo club do to bring hope to children in need?