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Nursing students go to India's House of Hope

Two faculty members from the College of New Caledonia nursing program are collecting donations for children in an orphanage in India as they take a group of a dozen students to give them international experience.
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Two faculty members from the College of New Caledonia nursing program are collecting donations for children in an orphanage in India as they take a group of a dozen students to give them international experience.

The students will be there for the month of May and will visit the House of Hope, a home and school for orphaned children affected by HIV, which is run by the Human Uplift Trust.

Faculty members Crystal Lawrence and Anita Muchalla are looking for donations to bring with them educational books, activity books, games, and school supplies as well as deflated soccer balls, children's flip flops and other items.

The nursing students need to cover the cost of their trip to India themselves which costs about $5,000 each.

In an effort to help, there is a bottle account at the Nechako Bottle Depot, 1922 First Ave., called India Nursing Students. A pub night is scheduled on April 16 at Westwood Pub to help offset the travel costs.

For more information or to donate email lawrencec3@cnc.bc.ca or muchallaa@cnc.bc.ca.