Remember the Starfish Girls? They are students from 13 – 16 years old and in the 7th – 11th grades from Tampa, FL who are obtaining community hours required by the National Juniors Honor Society by helping Project Starfish provide much needed supplies to impoverished schools, orphanages, and a women’s shelter in Southern India.

The girls attend five different schools, but meet every Sunday morning to study Swashyay, which is “a philosophy intended to uplift human life. Analogies from the Vedic literature are used to inculcate values of heroism and nobility among children. A sense of gratitude is the integral aspect of the core philosophy.”

They have participated in creating Christmas ornament crafts for a women’s shelter in Kanyakumari as well as collected almost $500 at the Tampa Bay Indian Festival 2018, which was donated for school supplies for impoverished students in Tamil Nadu – see Post on the RC Middle School. In addition, they have volunteered at Feeding Tampa Bay and Metropolitan Ministries as part of their service to our local community. Meet some of these young women at the India Festival 2019, Project Starfish Booth 316 (by the exit to the food court).

Original Facebook Post and Discussion: The Starfish Girls



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Josh Osmer

3 Sep 2019

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