2011 Annual Report
Dear Friends, Sponsors & Well wishers,
Uplift a Child International celebrated 11th year of service to less fortunate children in 2011 (2000 to 2011) during which 1,200 children have been benefited for school education. This was possible only with the help of our 350 dedicated sponsors, 55 Volunteers from east to west and friends from all over. Each year has been a great year for all of us where we could make a difference with our team work and individual contributions. As the saying goes, “Hard work always pays off at the end” and that is what we are seeing each year with exceptional success. Our time and efforts were never wasted all we could see are great results. That really makes all of us proud. 1,082 of our children are currently in schools (LKG – 10th grade), 16 of them in Junior college and 7 of them in Bachelors degree programs. We have 2 of our children in the top notch schools. One is in 4th year IIT Rourkee and the other one at NIIT Warangal.
Along with our success, we do have few failures. 0.05% of our children are not doing that well in their studies. They are dropping from schools due to family problems. Most of the drop-outs are generally from small towns as the parents are agricultural laborers and they move from place to place if they find a better job. That is impacting our children’s education and future. We do have a lot of plans on how to bring them back. But we need more money and time which we don’t have right now. It is our goal to resolve this in the days to come with everyone’s help.
Once again, we left NO child behind for education in 2011. We have a great hope in our future. The moment someone hears about us, they follow us and become a part of us to lead this noble mission. So far we have done well and continue to do so. The best we can say this year is, “We lead by example” and so is our organization.
A simple thank you is not enough for those who are working hard with their time and contribution. All we can say is welcome back and let’s serve till our last breath. Let’s add a new meaning to our existence with whatever little we can do while we still have life.
Merry Christmas for those who celebrate and Happy Holidays and a Happy New Year 2012
Sam & Rena Vonumu
Founders – Uplift a Child International
Dear Sponsors & Friends,
We are very happy to share the good news of our children's result. Please look at the pdf document or simply click on the link for a detailed report.
We visit India every year to meet our children, talk to their parents, teachers and well wishers and inspire them to do well by giving gifts, certificates and cash awards for those who secured outstanding results in the year. Because of these type of events, we have seen a proven success of children from behind moving forward. A detailed report is available with pictures.
It is because of good people like you, we are able to make a difference.
Uplift a Child International thank you for your donations. You will be very happy to see your donation put into action in the months of June & July. These 2 months are the busiest months for us as schools re-opens and we process the admissions.
We are very busy with the following below
School Uniforms: All our volunteers in India are currently working with the children and parents to get more than 2500 pairs of school uniforms stitched. They have already completed taking measurements. By next week, all our children should be getting their new school uniforms so that they can go to school.
Text Books/Note Books: We have partnered with 40 local schools all over India to buy books behalf of us and give them to our children. That will be done in the next 2 weeks.
Shoes/Socks/Tie/Belt: Our Volunteers partnered with local vendors who do not take profit from us and give the shoes, socks, tie and belt for very nominal prices. This is how everyone is making a difference by giving us a helping hand.
School Fee: We rose close to $6500 through Globalgiving.org and $55000 through our regular sponsors (300 families from all over USA and 9 other countries) who sends us checks every year. We will be paying a portion of the school fee to all the schools. We do have 6 more months to pay the rest. We are hoping to get help from the public as our goal is to raise $150,000 to support 1000 children.
Director & Founder
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