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pjimageThis year, as students, faculty and friends of Tufts Medical and Dental Schools enjoyed a delicious Diwali Dinner hosted by Tufts SAMDA, they learned about a campaign that helps children in rural India get a meaningful education and a better life!

What is the campaign all about?

Here’s the Problem: Across India, approximately 72 million people migrate from their villages in remote rural areas every year in search of labor, uprooting entire families for up to eight months at a time in hazardous work sites. These children are forced to migrate with their parents, leaving behind their schools, friends, and communities.

LAMP Impact: In 2003, the American Indian Foundation [AIF] started a Light a LAMP [Learning and Migration Program] campaign to address this problem. Light a LAMP has provided these children with resources to attend local schools, stable home and educational environments, as well as safe and structured care in seasonal residential hostels during migration season.

  • Since 2003, 388,974 children have been educated over 9 states in India
  • Only takes $50 to educate one child per year

No donation is too small and $1, $5 or $50 can make a huge difference in these children’s lives.

Please see this flyer for more details.

Thank you to EVERYONE who donated at Diwali Dinner and AIF hopes you can join them as they recognize all benefactors at their 2017 Gala in March (Details to Come)! If you would like to learn more about the campaign or would still like to contribute to Light a LAMP, please contact Sangita Murali at for more details!

Light a Lamp Campaign Video:

AIF New England Fundraising Page: