Events

AIF-YP New England Annual Kite Flying Event

***EVENT POSTPONED DUE TO BAD WEATHER!***

Saturday, August 6, 2011 2:00 – 5:00pm

Come celebrate the arrival of summer with a fun-packed outdoor event Reach for the Sky as we fill the sky with kites and the air with laughter on Spectacle Island, one of the Boston Harbor Islands. The event is hosted by the American India Foundation’s New England Young Professionals Chapter (AIF NEYP) and is aimed at supporting education in India.

“Reach for the Sky” is a family event that begins with a beautiful ferry ride through Boston Harbor to the island. Once there, you’ll have a chance to fly kites as well as indulge in other outdoor activities on the island’s sandy beaches such as Frisbee, volleyball and cricket. We will also have Indian snacks and refreshment provided by a well-known local restaurant (TBA).

All proceeds go towards AIF’s Learning & Migration Program (LAMP). LAMP gives children of migrant workers access to continuous primary education, preventing them from dropping out and promoting age-appropriate learning. The program has already reached out to 237,504 children in the migration prone areas of Maharashtra, Gujarat, Andhra Pradesh, Orissa, and Bihar.

Registration:
http://www.aifyoungprofessionals.org/boston/?page_id=127

To learn more about this program, visit the AIF LAMP informational page
http://www.aifoundation.org/programs/signature/lamp.htm