The River Fund

The River Fund is dedicated to providing physical, emotional and spiritual support, to people living with or affected by HIV/AIDS and other life challenging illnesses and circumstances, as well as their loved ones and caregivers. We serve the poor, those who often are alone and in need - regardless of a person's religion, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender or age.
Aug 22, 2016

Quarterly Report

New school supplies!
New school supplies!

Namaste

Respected donors, friends, and well-wishers of “Little HEARTS Orphanage” of Nellore District of Andhra Pradesh State of India. I am once again glad to be with you through this GG Quarterly report.

After spending summer vacation with their relatives and friends all of our boys and girls came back to school and colleges. All the government schools and colleges re-opened on 15th June 2016. Academic year began on 15th June. This year we have given admission to 6 new girls who lost mothers/fathers due to different reasons.

Jaya, Executive Director of The River Fund expressed her interest about girl child education. By keeping her interest we have given admission to 6 new girls from remote villages of Nellore District. Our boys and girls in “little HEARTS orphanage” studying well to achieve their goals.

On 8th July Ms. Jessica from The River Fund, USA spent a day with children and took them to the Millennium Children’s Park and after playing took them to have Ice Cream Parlour. Children enjoyed a lot by playing with Ms. Jessica Martin.

My wife and I went to Vijayawada to book Long, short, ruled, double ruled, check ruled note books, Pens, Pencils, Sharpeners, Writing Pads, Brown covers, Stickers Chalk Piece, Slate Pencil boxes and School Bags etc., altogether 27 items for Rs.54,810 for whole year. Books etc. arrived in bundles. School Bags are yet to come. In 25 years of my marriage it was the first time to travel with her!

I am happy to inform you that Mr. Noor a local man made a phone call to me and asked about the immediate needs of the children to buy. Last year also the same person donated money to buy immediate needs of the children like blankets, towels etc. This year also he came forward to do the same for the welfare of the children.

As usual 2 tutors are regularly coming to help and teach Math and English subjects.

Every year August 15th we celebrate Flag hosting in respect of Independence Day of India. We salute Indian Flag. India Flag hosting done by Mr. Prakasha, a retired Senior Auditor who is our chief guest.

Donors, this is all happening due to your kind and generous support and I request you all please donate more to this holistic work.

This is all for now – reporting from “little HEARTS orphanage” through The River Fund, USA to Global Giving.

C.P.Kumar
HEARTS

*Note from The River Fund: The children of Little HEARTS very much reflect the city of Nellore. The kids are Hindu, Muslim and Christian. All the holidays are celebrated.

New school supplies!
New school supplies!
New school supplies!
New school supplies!
New school supplies!
New school supplies!
New school supplies!
New school supplies!
Aug 22, 2016

Quarterly Report

Children in Bugiri performing at school
Children in Bugiri performing at school

Report for Educate 600 Orphans in Rural Eastern Uganda
August 2016

On behalf of the entire community of Tororo, Busia and Bugiri I happy share with you our quarterly report and send our sincere appreciation to all our development partners, donors and well-wishers for the financial contribution to support the project Educate 600 Orphans in Rural Eastern Uganda .We are thank full the cooperation of the members of our communities, Local leaders and development partners local and International particularly The River Fund and Global Giving among others for continuous effort that has contributed to wellbeing and hope for the bright future of these vulnerable population mostly orphans and other vulnerable children in Uganda.

I am happy to report that the children are beginning their midyear examinations for the year 2016 and request that together we join our hearts in prayer as we wish them success in their exams. I hope these termly exams will pave way for their end of year exam in next term thus making their future brighter and building a stronger healthy generation.

Project Focus

The project focuses on providing quality education to all children and build a generation with life skill centered mind so as to alleviate poverty from among youth and girl-children.
With your support we shall achieve our goals and also promote health education and awareness among children and HIV/AIDS related activities to improve and sustain healthy generation through counseling, nutrition, care and support.

Achievements

This project Educate 600 rural orphans in Eastern Uganda has benefited directly over 558 children every year despite of the overwhelming increase of the vulnerability among children due to abject poverty this raises our concerns to find measures to control dire need of the support for children and their families.

Challenges

As the schools opened this term there have been challenges including the fear of famine. This may affect the performance of our children as some were helping their household to look for food. Sometimes some children go late to school and some absent themselves from attending classes altogether.

Conclusion

In conclusion the project strives to improve the quality of education in order to have better future for the country as we all know education is key for any country’s development. Knowledge is power for a nation’s future.

I give my sincere regards once again to all our donors for supporting our cause of bringing hope to the vulnerable children we serve, the young generation.

Children at Kavule school supported by project
Children at Kavule school supported by project
Children performing during school visit in August
Children performing during school visit in August
Aug 8, 2016

Quarterly Report

Families gathered for food and non food items
Families gathered for food and non food items

Supporting families of Children with Nodding Syndrome
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Report Period: May - July 2016

Activities carried out this quarter.

Activity 1:  Support to households of Nodding Syndrome Patients.
Following the training that was conducted earlier, 11 households that were initially identified were supported with food and non food items. Each household received 2 kgs of sugar, 1.5 kg of salt, 2 bars of washing soap,4 kgs of beans,1.5 litres of cooking oil, and 4 kgs of fish(sardines).this support shall be given every two months. The quantity of items distributed shall further increase or decrease with the availability of funds.

Activity 2:  Support with Sanitary towels.
8 girls out of the 17 children from the 11 households being supported received two packets each of sanitary towels. This is to help them and their care givers in promoting good personal hygiene especially during their menstrual cycle. Like the food items, this support will be given every two months.

Achievements:

11 households were supported with both food and non food items.
8 adolescent girls suffering from the Nodding Syndrome received 2 packets of sanitary pads each.

Way forwards:

Provide support of food and non food items to the households every two months.
Hold discussion sessions with caregivers of Adolescent girls on hygiene, reproductive health issues.
Provide counseling to caregivers/ parents of NS children.

Conclusion:

We are so thankful to Global Giving and The River Fund for this support. We could not have done this without all of your help.

A mother receiving her share of food
A mother receiving her share of food
Teen age girl receiving sanitary pads
Teen age girl receiving sanitary pads
River Fund voluteer demonstrating how to wear pad
River Fund voluteer demonstrating how to wear pad
 
   

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