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 http://www.upliftachild.org/reports/2014IndiaVisitReport.pdf
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 http://www.upliftachild.org/children.asp We welcome new sponsors to be a part of our team. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org 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
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!
Founders – Uplift a Child International
Dear Sponsors, Friends and Well Wishers
We conducted our annual sponsors meetings in Kiev, Ukraine and in various locations in in USA in 2013. Apart from the sponsors programs, we were also invited by many organizations to represent Uplift a Child International and to present about our work. It is always a celebration for all of us when ever we meet with the sponsors and to share everything. Each time we get together, we are growing with inspiration, dedication, support and friendship. Our sponsors are happy with our work as we updated them with a detailed presentation on each and every aspect of our operations in India, USA and other countries. Below are the locations where we had our annual sponsors programs this year.
Uplift a Child – Kiev, UKRAINE on January 26th, 2013
Uplift a Child – Silver Spring, Maryland, USA on March 9th, 2013
Uplift a Child – Chantilly, Virginia, USA on April 6th, 2013
Uplift a Child – Somerset, New Jersey, USA on July 20th, 2013
Uplift a Child – Seattle, Washington, USA on October 5th, 2013
More info available at http://upliftachild.org/reports/2013sponsorsprograms.pdf
Dear Friends, Sponsors and Well-wishers of Uplift a Child International,
We would like to share with you that 37 of our children wrote the 10th public exams in India and 34 of them passed with good grades. All of those who have passed moved to Intermediate (+2) education locally. We also have 6 children who are currently in +2 programs. We could not add the surnames becuase of the policy of GlobalGiving Foundation.
Below are the names of the 10th grade children with their GPA (out of 10)
Diwakar 8.2Sai Kumar 8.3Praveen Babu 5.5Ramana 8.2Deepthi 6.3Ismail 6.8Solmon 8Padma Priya 8.3Manoj 4.8Geetha 8Divya 6.2Ajay Kumar 5.3Vara Lakshmi 8.2Sandhya 8Venkatesh FailedSunil Kumar 6.3Dinesh 7.3Jessy Priya 6.2Srikanth Varma 8.5Krishnaveni 5.8Phanendra Kumar 5.5Lokesh 8.3Akhila 9.2Meghna C1 9.5Meghna C2 9.5Prasanna Kumar 6Bhavani Shankar 6.8Mahesh FailedVardhan 4Pratyusha 4.8Sajani 7.2Hari Madavi 5.5Chandra Shekar FailedGeetha 8.2Pravallika Devi 8.8Kishore 8.2Balu (TBA)
Below are the names of the 12th grade children (Grades in % for 100)
Revanth Kumar 93%Naveen 94%Lavanya 90%Sairavi Krishna 97%Hari Krishna 85%Lakshmi 60%
Thanks and have a nice day
Dear Sponsors, Friends and Well Wishers,
I have returned back from my annual visit to India to meet our children. I am always thankful to my employer, Discovery Communications LLC (The popular Discovery TV Channel) and my management, for allowing me to take a long vacation to participate in our mission trip. With my team (Sudhakar Kaligithi, Dr. Satya Jnaneshwari, Roy Prakash Thanukula, Sonia Cherukuri, Melissa Stonehill, Kalpana Dharani, Swaroop Naidu and with manyvolunteers), we were able to visit approximately 85% of our sponsored children. I could not visit the remaining 15% due to the time factor.
With the help of our friends and local Directors in India, we conducted Annual Awards & Rewards ceremonies to our children for their performance at school. These are public meetings attended by the school staff, sponsors, children, their parents, local government executives, social workers, friends and well-wishers. The largest public meeting was conducted at the MVP SDA school grounds in Visakhapatnam, AP, India on January 13th with over 1,200 people. Yandamoori Veerendranth (the famous writer and novelist in Andhra Pradesh, India) was our chief guest. Heinspired our children and for those that secured ranks he awarded them with certificates and cash awards. These types of events have proven to be very successful. Many of our sponsored children are inspired and motivated to do well and to receive these awards. Each year these programs are eagerly received and celebrated by our children and families.
The parents of our sponsored children thanked every sponsor for their support and requested me to conveytheir regards. This year we have identified an additional 500 children who are eligible and cannot go to school without our help. We welcome anyone who would like to become a part of this effort and help make these children a part of your family. It costs only $125 to $175 per year to support a child. (Children waiting for help can be found on the webpage - http://upliftachild.org/children.asp)
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