Virginia Toledo has a degree in Communication, fashion designer and founder of the Made in Tarifa brand. She arrived alone in India from Tarifa to seek a greater meaning in her life. What she did in India made a difference. When she returned from the trip she was the same person but he was clear that with little he could achieve much for others, so she took another step and reconverted her traveling adventure in a way to make everyone in need happy, both with the collaboration in the Happy Inside school as in the solidarity trips that includes this adventure and its agency in India.
Virginia, founder of Made in Tarifa, has in recent years managed to provide resources to schools in very precarious conditions. But it has taken another step creating the “Happy Inside School”, located in the north of India, one of the areas most affected by poverty, according to the foundation.
The “Happy Inside” project, by Made in Tarifa, is a dream come true carried out by the businesswoman Virginia Toledo, a woman based in Tarifa who has been helping the "Untouchables children", the most disadvantaged and marginalized of India.
Today in India, more than 17 million children live in the deep misery of shanty towns and mafia groups that manipulate and mistreat them. Children starving to death living at traffic lights, begging for their owners, gangsters, not to hit, rape, drug or kill them with the unhealthy conditions to which they are subjected .... children between 6 and 2 years old.
He created the Made in Tarifa Association in 2014 and registered it with the CIF G72319841 in Spain.
The essence and culmination of this project is to share with these children that, no matter what family or caste they come from or what has happened to them in their lives, there can be people to help any single child in the world who has lived something so horrifying stay alone in this world under those circunstances
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The new Happy Inside school will teach you to believe in changes, in dreams, the respect of love for the other and will teach you to take everything that has happened to you as a gift. These children have already the strength and courage to face their lives in a way that many of us can not ever could imagine.
“Thanks to this initiative I have found a meaning in my work, in my life and in the way of thinking about human relationships. I set out to live from a much more pure and true place. Granting this meaning to my work but, above all, my life is priceless and has brought me my best reward, my best gift. A precious purpose to help these people and look for people who do too, to whom I can teach India from my heart and give them the opportunity to visit several centers to decide whether or not to help in a future. I feel tremendously lucky “
As Virginia tells us, building the school was not an easy task. In India things work at a very precarious level. She had to learn to turn slowness and discouragement into strength and courage to continue the work of keeping that peaceful struggle against the lack of resources and extreme poverty she was undertaking in a city on the other side of the world.
It was a endless work that was completed on March 23rD, 2017 According to the Made in Tarifa team, that day when the doors of the new Happy Inside school opened, they were able to discover the true secret of happiness.
“You are only truly happy when you seek the happiness of others and also, it is achieved. There are no words that can express the feeling of joy that I was supposed to see those children so happy,” adds Virginia.
There are currently 116 children in the school where they are taught cleanliness and personal hygiene awareness, learn to read, write and grow with dignity as any child deserves. In the solidarity trips that Virginia leads in a personal way, in addition to the school, other centers where help and support are worthy of admiration are visited.
The Made in Tarifa Association has enabled a solidarity account to raise the funds that will be used to develop this project