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.
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


Apr 16, 2014

2014 Uplift a Child India Mission Trip

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 sam@vonumu.com directly with any questions on how to join us or volunteer.


Thank you and have a nice day

Sam & Rena Vonumu


Dec 23, 2013

2013 Uplift a Child International Annual Report

2013 Uplift a Child International Annual Report

December 22nd   


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!

Thank you,


Sam & Rena Vonumu

Founders – Uplift a Child International



donate now:

An anonymous donor will match all new monthly recurring donations, but only if 75% of donors upgrade to a recurring donation today.
Terms and conditions apply.
Make a monthly recurring donation on your credit card. You can cancel at any time.
Make a donation in honor or memory of:
What kind of card would you like to send?
How much would you like to donate?
  • $25
  • $50
  • $150
  • $400
  • $600
  • $3,000
  • $25
    each month
  • $50
    each month
  • $150
    each month
  • $400
    each month
  • $600
    each month
  • $3,000
    each month
  • $
gift Make this donation a gift, in honor of, or in memory of someone?

Reviews of Uplift a Child International Inc

Great Nonprofits
Read and write reviews about Uplift a Child International Inc on GreatNonProfits.org.