12 year old Sandhya has been forced to study at home after a cyclone hit her hometown and schools closed.

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"I found it incredibly easy"

Jackie Shead, an ActionAid supporter since 1986, told us why she chose to leave a gift in her Will to ActionAid. 

“Once I had included my family in my Will, I decided that leaving something for future generations of people and communities that I have supported during my lifetime would be a great thing to do.

"I have always been very impressed with the way ActionAid uses its money and the longevity of my association and trust in ActionAid led me to choose them. Leaving a gift in my Will to ActionAid felt like the ultimate long-term impact I could have. I found it incredibly easy to leave a gift in my Will and to anyone thinking about writing theirs I would say ‘Do it!'"


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Helping girls access education

Sandhya, 12 years old, lives with her parents and sister, Jyothi in Bhubaneswar, India.

In May 2019, Cyclone Fani tore through her community, damaging her family home and destroying her belongings including school supplies and books.

ActionAid provided Sandhya and her sister with educational kits containing notebooks, pens and other essentials in the aftermath of the cyclone. 



Top image: Sisters Sandhya and Jyothi live with their parents in Bhubaneswar, in the Odisha area of India. They are two of the 500 children who accessed educational kits from ActionAid after Cyclone Fani closed local schools and destroyed roads and houses. Photo credit: Srikanth Kolari/ActionAid  

Page updated 1 May 2024