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!
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: http://www.upliftachild.org/children.asp
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 – firstname.lastname@example.org
Cell phone 240-832-9234
UPLIFT A CHILD INTERNATIONAL Inc
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 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 email@example.com directly with any questions on how to join us or volunteer.
Thank you and have a nice day
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!
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
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