Educate 2000 Underprivileged Children - INDIA


Dear Sponsors, Friends and Well-Wishers,


We are delighted to share our experience after returning back to the USA on completion of our successful trip to India. At the outset, we thank God for rendering his blessings over the15th successful year of our service to the underprivileged children in India, Nepal and the Philippines. Our family along with our core team had the privilege of meeting our children to celebrate their success and share their burden while striving to succeed.


Uplift a Child annually awards all our children who stood outstanding with a best performance in their academics. Large congregations attend these public meetings among which most of them are our children, their surviving parents, school staff, sponsors, Government executives, social workers, friends and well-wishers. Our special focus is to inspire and encourage the award recipients who achieved it without much of parental care and support. Our commitment is to “create future leaders with concrete human values”, so we inspire our children with practical speeches which are useful for developing their skills and abilities. These ceremonies create a festive environment and our children and parents cannot wait for such occasions every year. We personally visited 90% of our children in India and our staff visited our children in Nepal. Rena Vonumu has also conducted one program on her own by going to India 2 weeks in advance. Each year we are nearing in achieving our goal of creating future leaders and better citizens of the country. Along with God’s blessing, we appreciate the steady and on going support of our sponsors and tireless efforts of our volunteers which is enabling us to move forward in serving humanity with the gift of education. Naveen Dasari has completed the Nepal trip behalf of Uplift a Child. We will be touching 3000 children this year (with an addition of 700 new children). It is not our intention to keep increasing the numbers but unable to turn away the eligible children who lost a father or mother to death.


Our Board of Directors in India, President-Dr.Satya Jnaneswari, Vice-President- Mr.Sudhakar Kaligithi, Treasurer-Mr. Krishna Kishore Parvathaneni, Secretary- Mr. Sudhaker Akurathi, Joint Secretary- Mr. Roy Prakash Thanukula, Uplift a Child Staff- Soinia Cherukuri (PA to Sam Vonumu & Director for Communications), Mrs.Kalpana Dharani Vadapalli (Manger), Naveen Dasari (Director - Public Relations, India & Nepal), Rena Vonumu and our Volunteers- Mr. Raja Babu Phani, Mr. Immanuel Geddam, Mr. Swaroop Naidu participated in the tour.


We have a busy 2015 with many fund raisers, sponsors programs and events. We will work hard to generate the support our children need so that they can have a better tomorrow.


Best Wishes

Sam & Rena Vonumu

Founders – Uplift a Child International Inc



Dear Friends, Sponsor’s & well-wishers,


We thank God for His blessings and guidance as we approach to the end of our 14th year of service to the less fortunate children since its inception in 2000. We cannot forget the encouragement and the support that we received from 580 sponsors (USA, UK, India, Ukraine, UAE, Oman, Singapore, Malaysia, Germany, Switzerland, Kenya, Saudi Arabia, & South America), 80 volunteers from east to west, and friends from all over along with the help of our administrative teams and Board of Directors from USA, Nepal, India & Philippines.


We had a fantastic year with lot of activities and celebrations which include Annual Award ceremonies, Sponsor’s Meets, Independence Day Celebrations, Fundraisers, Walkathon and Seminars. We could sense the team spirit which led to the success of every event. Three Dance Academies have conducted programs exclusively for raising funds for the benefit of our children. We are promoted through walkathon program. Some kids donated all their birthday celebrations’ money to Uplift a Child and also did fundraising program on Children’s day. I am happy to inform you about our successful launching of Uplift a Child in the Philippines. Ms. Jocelyn Soriano has come forward to take this mission to Philippines and she is the Director for Philippines. This year we have extended our help to the children at Chitwan in Nepal. We were able to sponsor 300 more children who have been waiting for help.          


We are much delighted to experience this success through the support of our Sponsors, Volunteers, well-wishers, Schools and Business vendors. We express our sincere thanks and heartfelt gratitude to all of you. We are proud to say that we have achieved beyond our expectations which has become possible just because of you all. We recommit ourselves to serve the underprivileged by giving them quality education.


Wish you Happy holidays and a have a great New Year 2015!

Thank you,


Sam & Rena Vonumu

Founders – Uplift a Child International



2014 Half Yearly Update of our Programs & Events

Wednesday, August 20, 2014


Dear Sponsors and our Friends,


We are happy for another new School year and happy to see our children doing very well. We have completed the school admissions for all our children by now in India, Nepal, and Philippines. We are thankful to all our volunteers in these countries who have planned well and coordinated everything for our children with their months of hard work. The result is, children are very happy and in School now, enjoying their time with their learning process and also growing each day with the skills needed for their life. Apart from paying the school fees, we have also provided:   Text Books, Note Books, School Uniforms, Shoes & Socks and School Tie & Belt.


For some of the children in smaller places like towns and villages, we have planned for special tuition after school to ensure our children are not behind in the class as they are studying in good schools with well to do children. For the last 3 weeks, our office staff have completed taking individual pictures of every child and started to email the respective sponsors. By now, they have completed sending the pictures update to 80% of the sponsors and by end of this month, the remaining updates will be sent. Please email me directly if you did not receive the latest pictures of your sponsored children in full school uniform by August 31st.


Below are some other updates


2014 Sponsors Visit to India

We are thankful to the below sponsors and their families who have taken a day off from their personal vacation time to visit the children and conduct our children annual programs at 3 locations


Ramesh from Seattle, WA

Uplift a Child Machilipatnam Annual Program on January 3, 2014


Raj from Silver Spring, MD

Uplift a Child Chirala Annual Program on May 8, 2014


Srinivas from Wayne, NJ

Uplift a Child Rajahmundry Annual Program on August 7, 2014




2014 Annual Sponsors Programs

We take pride in conducting annual programs at various locations to connect the sponsors to our work and give them a chance to question on each and every aspect. We believe in transparency and always like to have an open door, open book policy. Our sponsors are happy with our work as we update them with a detailed presentation on each and every aspect of our operations. Each time we get together, we are growing with inspiration, dedication, support and friendship


Below are the locations where we had our annual sponsors programs this year and some of them are yet to come. We welcome anyone who might be interested to our upcoming programs in Silver Spring, MD and Seattle, WA


Uplift a Child – Kiev, UKRAINE on May 16, 2014 (Cancelled due to Political Problems)

Uplift a Child – Moscow, RUSSIA on May 23, 2014 (Cancelled due to Political Problems)

Uplift a Child – Somerset, New Jersey, USA on May 31, 2014

Uplift a Child – Sterling, Virginia, USA on July 12, 2014

Uplift a Child – Silver Spring, Maryland, USA on September 13th 2014

Uplift a Child – Seattle, Washington, USA on October 11th 2014



2014 Fundraising Activities

We are thankful to the below organizations who made a difference with their time and talent to raise money so that some more children can go to school with their team help.


Vani Natyalayam, Fairfield, CT on May 3, 2014


Sindhura School of Bharatanatyam, Alexandria, VA on May 16, 2014


TAAL Institute of Performing Arts, Monroe, NJ on May 31




2014 Other Events

We are thankful to the below individuals who made a difference


Romir & Myra Twins for donating their Birthday gift money to Uplift a Child

Cake & Bake Sale by Priya’s Group

Color Me Mine Fairfax donated a one day profits to Uplift a Child

Walkathon by Rachana & Team

Uplift a Child India – Independence Day Celebrations




Our Current Need


We do have 300 children currently waiting for help on our website.








Would you like to refer to someone who might be interested in doing what you are doing?

If so, please have them email Sam Vonumu (Below are the details)


If anyone is interested in sponsoring child/children, please have them visit our webpage to see

Children currently waiting for help:


To become a sponsor: 1. After you select the child of your choice from the waiting list, go to our web page

                                       and put those names in the comments. Follow step 2

2. Enroll online (no commitment required)

3. It cost only US $125 – 195 per child maximum, per year

4. We are a 501 (c) (3) tax-exempt organization approved by IRS (US government)

                                                 Maryland State Registration: 17255

                                      USA IRS 501 (c)(3) tax exempt id: 20-1814364


5. Contact Sam Vonumu for more info –

   Cell phone 240-832-9234








8705 Kodiak Drive

Silver Spring, MD-20903, USA



Dear Friends, Sponsors and our Well-wishers,

Recently I have been to India and visited more than a 1000 of our Uplift a Child children along with our Uplift a Child India team. We have conducted annual children programs at various locations. I visited mostly South India and some our team have visited North India. We had a great time celebrating the success of our children while rewarding them for their hard work. More details are available with tons of pictures. Please click on the link

We are now getting ready to coordinate School admissions for our children in India, Nepal and Philippines for the 2014 school year. Right now, children are enjoying their vacation time at home spending time with families, visiting relatives or eating Mangoes at home during the hot summer months. While they are enjoying, our volunteers are actively working on buying School Uniform cloth, taking measurements for stitching the uniforms, buying books, shoes, socks etc. so that our children look sharp with their new school uniform by the admission time.

We are thankful to 3 Dance Schools in USA for their contribution to perform a charity event with the help of their Dance School students. If you are in the area and would like to participate, please email me. Below are the dates. All the proceeds go to support children for education.

May 03, 2014      Fairfield, CT                        Vani Natyalayam School Charity Event

May 16, 2014      Alexandria, VA                  Sindhura School of Bharatanatyam Charity Event

June 01, 2014     Monroe, NJ                        Taal School of Performing Arts


Most of you have already started to send your checks for the school expenses. There are many of you who have either added some more new children or introduced us to your close friends. We would like to thank you for your help. We currently have a lot of children waiting for help on our webpage We welcome new sponsors to be a part of our team. Please email directly with any questions on how to join us or volunteer.


Thank you and have a nice day

Sam & Rena Vonumu



2013 Uplift a Child International Annual Report

December 22nd   


Dear Friends, Sponsors & well-wishers,


Uplift a Child International celebrated its 13th year of service to less fortunate children in 2013 (2000 to 2013) during which 2,000 children have benefited. This was possible only with the help of our 515 dedicated sponsors from around the world (USA, UK, India, Ukraine, UAE, Oman, Singapore, Malaysia, Germany, Switzerland, Kenya and Saudi Arabia), 70 volunteers from east to west, and friends from all over, along with the help of our administrative teams and Board of Directors from USA, Nepal & India


I cannot believe how time is passing by so quickly and to realize that some of our children have already completed their college is truly remarkable. They are no longer children and I am happy to see them become adult volunteers for Uplift a Child. We are happy to provide some of our children summer internships at our Uplift a Child office in India. So far, Rajesh Sivakoti and Aslesh Yendluri have successfully completed their first year of Internship with us while pursuing their college education.  Rajesh visited Assam and has conducted an Uplift a Child annual program there and inspired our 50 sponsored children there. I can clearly see the result of our work with the example of Rajesh’s involvement with Uplift a Child. Per my calculations, at least 60-70% of our sponsored children will become a future sponsor or a future volunteer and continue our vision as they have personally experienced our goal to uplift the less privileged children in their educational careers. Rena and I are pleased to see these types of results while we are still alive and we thank God for his blessings towards helping our cause.


Once again, we left NO child behind in 2013. We have extended our operations to Nepal and it was very successful year. I personally visited Nepal and met all of the children, volunteers, the school and the parents; it was very successful. Mr. Loknath Tiwari is our Country Director for Nepal and is walking the same path which was created by Uplift a Child International. We are preparing to extend the same help to the Philippines from 2014.


Thanks to all of our Sponsors, Volunteers, Schools, Business vendors who supply us with everything we need for our children. Thank you for making a difference with your time, talent, contributions and your dedication; we will never forget your help. Our savings in this world are not what we have today but what we give to others.


Happy holidays and a have a great new year!

Thank you,


Sam & Rena Vonumu

Founders – Uplift a Child International



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Uplift a Child International Inc

Silver Spring, Maryland, United States

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Samuel Vonumu

Silver Spring, Maryland United States

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