Bangalore is host to a number of international students pursuing their higher education. Many are from Africa, and the Middle East. Many African students are not treated well, due to stigma attached to Africans caused by some of them misbehaving, and also their skin color. Lara Olson has made a concerted effort to reach out to students who are lonely and provide a family atmosphere to ease their loneliness. Help is provided as required. Lara Olson recently rushed Becky Yiga a Ugandan student, studying in Bangalore, to Baptist Hospital when she suddenly presented with a breathing difficulty. She was treated and discharged. Lara kept her with her for a couple of days.