Uplift a Child International Inc

The mission of Uplift a Child International is to identify the poor and needy children, place them in a school, and support them through 10 -12 years of schooling through the high school. This will keep the children off the streets, provide them with the basic skills to develop, and give them an opportunity to emerge as self-reliant and productive members of the society. By the time the children completes high school, they will have the necessary social skills to move on in life with respect.
Mar 31, 2015

2015 Uplift a Child India & Nepal Mission Trip

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


Dec 16, 2014

2014 Uplift a Child Annual Report

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


Aug 25, 2014

2014 Uplift a Child Half Yearly Report

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 – sam@vonumu.com

   Cell phone 240-832-9234








8705 Kodiak Drive

Silver Spring, MD-20903, USA



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