Have you ever wondered how you can make a change? These coins may help.

Club Penguin (clubpenguin.com) a virtual world for kids launched its “Coins For Change” programme recently. Students from Ryan International School launched the programme along with students of Ramabai BMC School, Mumbai. The students participated in activities like planting saplings and redecorating the veranda of the Ramabai BMC School.

Choose your cause

Coins For Change, is an annual initiative that inspires kids from around the world to make a difference in the real world. Players can choose causes that are important to them, and their virtual donations help direct how a cash donation is shared in the real world. These causes include: providing medical help, protecting the environment and building safe places. Since 2007, more than eight million dollars has been given to projects that have helped in excess of a million people in more than 40 countries by funding schools, libraries, health clinics, clean water programmes and more.

Coins For Change in India will look at supporting water projects, education programmes, schools, health, nutrition, alternative income projects and conservation of the snow leopard in the Indian Himalayas.

This year marks the sixth anniversary of Coins for Change and it will run from December 19 to the end of the month, after which the results will be shared with players online, including where and how the donations are being allocated.

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