Kids for Mumbai

by Dina on December 5, 2008 · 8 comments

in Social Media,Social Tools in Disasters,Voices of the World,Youth Rap Insights

Priyanka Kargupta is an 8 year old living in Maryland, USA. She’s set up Kids for Mumbai – to help those affected by the Mumbai Terror Attacks.  I personally don’t know her, just got an email from her, and would encourage you to assess it for yourselves before donating.  She’s provided links to her Dad and has her own blog. I’d like to know more details around who the funds are going to for disbursement.

Fighting Back the Carnage at Mumbai
on November 26-29, 2008 

Kids for Mumbai

I’m quite impressed with what she’s doing. I do hope she is able to achieve her goal. I’d love for her to build up a movement around this where all kids all over the world are made increasingly conscious and aware that there are other kids like them who are being affected and violated every single day.

My friend Tracey Rankin was here last year and she had shared a lovely thought with me then. She told me that for Christmas 2007 she planned to gift her two young nieces an account with a non-profit where they would send money to a child affected by some form of violence in the developing world. What I liked about her plan was that her nieces and the children they were sponsoring would be in constant touch with each other via email.  I forget which NGO she spoke of, just thought it’s a nice thought to share as Christmas is upon us.


{ 8 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Anup Ghosh December 5, 2008 at 7:45 am

Really,its amazing that a little girl of 8 years of Baltimore,USA,Priyanka Kargupta who is living far from Mumbai is expressing her feelings for the violence affected kids of Mumbai Terror Attack.Hope she will achieve her goal to help the affected kids all over the world.

2 Priyanka December 5, 2008 at 7:27 pm

Thank you so much for your kind words. Our current plan is to offer direct small grants (for example to support education of the kids) and possibly donate to the Cama hospital for Women and Children at Mumbai. But we really need your help with this. I found a list of charity organizations that are active in Mumbai. Again, I need your help in finding the right ones. Can the Indian embassy help?

Thank you!


3 harini calamur December 8, 2008 at 3:55 pm

it sounds like a brilliant idea.

4 RAJ December 9, 2008 at 11:35 pm

Great initiative. I’ve added a link to her on

5 kalyan December 10, 2008 at 4:26 am

Hey Dina….great to stumble upon your blog. How are things?

6 kalyan December 11, 2008 at 5:58 am

Was skimming through your blog today and was really impressed to see how you have really ‘new aged’ research and sociology. Fascinating stuff.

7 Malvika January 23, 2009 at 4:25 am

it sounds like a brilliant idea.

8 Malvika January 23, 2009 at 4:27 am

Hey Dina….all the best. i am with you

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