PRESS RELEASE -- Thursday, August 6, 2009, 8:45 AM

Heartspring Foundation recognizes San Francisco resident as one of ten from around the world to be honored. Heartspring, a global leader in the training, education and advancement of physically-challenged children, chose Allan Aistrope, founder of Virtue’s Children Nepal, as one of ten people to receive its “2009 Heartspring Award” last Friday at its annual ceremony in Wichita, Kansas.

As a result of hard work and dedication, seven national and three international winners were selected to be recognized by Heartspring for Innovation and Creativity in Special Education and their exceptional work with disadvantaged children. These honorees and their programs have touched the lives of thousands of children around the world.

Allan began his efforts in Nepal in 1984 as a volunteer with a Nepali orphanage and quickly expanded his ambitions to rescue and help improve the conditions of impoverished and physically impaired children in that part of the world. This year Virtue’s Children Nepal will complete construction of a new orphanage for 24 homeless girls in addition to continued support and guidance for physically impaired blind children, orphans and street children.  

Newsletter – 2011
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