We’re wrapping up a great semester of college outreach in India and I’m excited to share some of the highlights with you.
Students Choosing Compassion
So far in 2019, we’ve reached over 400,000 students with the message of veganism!
We’ve shown virtual reality videos to over 11,000 students this year. Students are often moved to tears after watching the videos and tell us that they want to go vegan right away. Our humane education program is also changing hearts and minds across the country, with nearly 22,000 students attending classroom presentations in 2019!
All our outreach is aimed at signing up thousands of people for our 10 Weeks to Vegan program, so they receive information and motivation to make the switch to vegan eating. So far in 2019, we’ve signed up 13,000 people in India!
I love hearing from people who complete the 10-week program and I want to share some of the responses with you:
“It’s amazing to know about all the non-dairy products! I thought I would have to forget all those tasty dishes made from milk, but it seems like I don’t have to!”
— Radhika, Bhopal
“Thank you for adding me to this program. My family and I have been vegan for the last five days.”
— Shailendra, Lucknow
Exciting Campaign Successes
Green Tuesday Initiative is a new campaign to help institutions in India reduce their environmental footprint by making small changes in the food they serve.
Here are some of the exciting victories we’ve had in the last few months:
- 91springboard, one of the largest co-working spaces in India, will replace all animal products with vegan options every Tuesday.
- Hyderabad Trekking Club, a popular trekking and tourism company in India, stopped serving meat and dairy to nearly 8,000 travelers every year in an effort to reduce their environmental footprint.
- Zostel, Asia’s largest chain of backpackers’ hostels, introduced vegan menus at eight locations in India and Nepal.
Lives You’re Changing
Meet Ranik, a student whose life was changed by Vegan Outreach.
Richa Mehta writes from Agra: “Ranik attended my humane education presentation and asked for more information after the session. A few days later, he got in touch with me and told me that he had stopped eating animals that day.
“Ranik has been vegan for two months now with the help of 10 Weeks to Vegan and he regularly volunteers with me. Witnessing this impact is truly motivating!”
Help us inspire more students like Ranik by donating today!
Director of Programs, India