Education
 India
Project #7496

Uplift a Child - 4000 Children

by Uplift a Child International Inc
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Greetings to you all from Uplift a Child International!

In the last 3 months, we have done a lot and happy to share the news with you. You are our stars and we are happy to keep you informed. As you scroll down, you can see a detailed report on each and every report (with pictures on face book). The schools have just begun in India & Nepal and our team is super busy coordinating everything for all our children. Our Public Relations Director is currently in Congo, Africa coordinating all the help for our children there. We have just completed our registration in Toronto, Canada and have already applied for Tax exempt status in Canada. We are registered as “Uplift a Child Canada Foundation” there. Next week, our team from Kuwait is visiting Manila, Philippines to complete all the government formalities for “Uplift a Child Philippines”.

 Here are few facts about Uplift a Child Network in 2016

 

  • 4,000 – Children sponsored/currently in Schools
  • 6 Countries – USA, Canada, India, Nepal, Philippines & Congo (Africa)
  • 700 – We have 700 sponsor families from 15 countries supporting our charity today
  • 1,426 – Merit students produced by Uplift a Child who has secured 1st 2nd and 3rd ranks in the past decade
  • 1,091,250 – Rs. 10 lakhs 91, 250 cash awards given to our children in 45 locations.

  

2016 Uplift a Child New Initiatives in USA

June 11th 2016 – Fairfax, Virginia, USA

While living in the United States we have always wanted to do something for our country USA while helping the less fortunate children in India, Congo, Philippines and Nepal. Today, we are very happy to share very special news with our face book friends. We have finally come up with a new chapter which will be impacting the children of USA and significantly changing their lives for a better tomorrow. This idea was actually from a group of high school students from Fairfax, VA. We would like to call them “The Super 5” 

 Rachana Krishnan, Kurien Thomas, Karishma Srikanth, Elza Thomas, and Nam Kim. We had our first meeting at Priya & Gopal Krishnan’s residence where we spent 2 full hours in brain storming the ideas the group had. Will be putting these ideas into action through Uplift a Child International and guaranteed to impact many lives. Within 3 months, we will be ready and our ideas would be operational. We thank God and thank “The Super 5” team who worked so hard to make this a reality.

2016 Career Counseling Event in Visakhapatnam, AP, India

May 27th 2016 – Visakhapatnam, AP, India

We had our 2nd Uplift a Child Career Counseling Event on Friday, May 27th at YMCA, Visakhapatnam, AP, India. Our 10th grade Uplift a Child children from all over India have come for the event to attend this 8 hours seminar. We had 4 separate sessions. Session 1 for Civil Services, Session 2 for Medical and Sciences, Session 3 for Engineering and Technology and Session 4 for all others. We had specialists from each category to help our children understand what it takes to get to that level and how much efforts to be spent.  This event helped all our children to plan for their career after Grade 10th. A special thanks to Rotary Club of Vizag Port city for sponsoring and hosting this event 100% with their own resources. Rtn President Mr. Philip Patrick Timothy and his fellow Rotarians of Vizag port city spent months of planning to make this a very successful event in cooperation with Uplift a Child India. Our previous Career counseling program of last year was also sponsored by Rotary club of Vijayawada. 

 Our main chief guest is a IAS officer (collector of Delhi) Mr. Surender Naik IAS and Dr. Rolland Williams of YMCA was our Valedictory chief guest for the program. The other resource persons for the sessions were, Mr. Satish Valiveti, CEO – Advanced Minds Vizag, Mr. Suresh & team – Careers guidance consultants from Hyderabad and Mr. Samuel Smiles Godi – Consultant on Medical studies. Mr. Sudhakar Kaligithi along with other India Uplift a Child Board members were present for the event supporting the cause. CEO of Uplift a Child International, Mr. Sam Vonumu addressed the students via Skype from USA.  After seeing our program, YMCA of Vizag decided not to charge for the venue expenses as they have seen how Uplift a Child and Rotary Club are together making a difference in to the less fortunate children for their education. Uplift a Child India staff and the local volunteers worked hard coordinating everything leading to the grand success of our event.

2016 Curie Learning Social Service Club

May 22nd 2016 –Herndon, Virginia, USA

We are thankful to Curie Learning Social Service Club for hosting a fundraiser for Uplift a Child International on Sunday, May 22nd at Rachel Carson Middle School, Herndon, VA from 530pm to 8pm. Thanks to the founders Dr. Rao Mulpuri and Mrs. Savithri Mulpuri for choosing Uplift a Child as their favorite charity and have donated all the proceeds from the event attended by 400 people. Dr. Rao said that the entire program has been coordinated by Curie Learning students from the area. This is also an award ceremony of TJ and AOS Awards. More than 60 students were honored and awarded for Science and Technology.

2016 Sindhura Dance School Charity Fundraiser

May 20th 2016 – Chantilly, Virginia, USA

We are thankful to Sindhura team for their partnership in promoting Uplift a Child International 3 years in a row (2014, 2015 and 2016). Priya Krishnan is the Artistic Director of the institution who worked hard for months along with her team to make this a very successful event. Her students have done a fantastic job on the stage. It was so rewarding for the entire team to see their sponsored children video which was a result of their efforts. Each year, they kept on adding more and more children for education in India and Nepal. 2016 will certainly add some more to their list. Thank you Sindhura team.

2016 Maryland Uplift a Child Sponsors Program

May 14th 2016 – Takoma Park, Maryland, USA

We had our Maryland Uplift a Child annual program on May 14th @ Takoma Park, MD, USA. It rained and we thought our program might be cancelled. But thankful to the faithful few whom made it in the rain in spite of the bad weather. We prayed for those who could not make it as it was a bad rainy day. It is very important for Uplift a Child to have these annual sponsors programs to update on the work being done and be available for our sponsors with any questions on our operations. Sharing the information and keeping everyone informed on everything is one of the best practices of a good non-profit and we are proud to do that each year at various locations.

 2016 Results for 10th Grade Students in India

 May 11th 2016 – All locations in India

We are very happy to share the good news of our children’s hard work. This year, 71 of our children from all over India have appeared for SSC exams (Grade X) which is a public exam conducted by the State Government. Out of 71 of them, 2 have failed in the exams and 69 of them have passed with very good grades. Out of them, 2 of them got 100% (10/10 GPA) which is a record. Our children compete with all the well to do children at School and for them to get the highest grade at School is really a great honor to all. We congratulate all of our children and thank the volunteers, School staff and the individual sponsors for their help. This is what you see at Uplift a Child. We are a result oriented program making a difference in less fortunate children’s lives through our educational support. We are proud of our children as 97.18% of them succeeded. Please click on the pictures to see their names, their grades and the names of the sponsors who helped them sponsor for their education at different locations. Special congratulations to Poojasri and Updendra Sai and both are from a small village called Pedalanka in Guntur District, AP, India who secured 100% GPA

Thank you

Sam

  

How Much Does It Cost to Become a Sponsor?

US $150 per year to Support a Child in India

US $200 per year to Support a Child in Congo

US $200 per year to Support a Child in Philippines

US $200 per year to Support a Child in Nepal

 

Become a Sponsor

Children Waiting For Help On Our Website

 

 

 

 

                                                                                     www.UpliftaChild.org

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Dear Sponsors, Friends and Well-Wishers,

      

We had a wonderful trip to India in January along with our Uplift a Child India team. We travelled together to 14 locations and have met close to 2,000 of our children. 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 the16th successful year of our service to the underprivileged children in India, Nepal and the Philippines..

Uplift a Child annually awards all our children who stood outstanding with a best performance in their academics. Large congregations attend these public meetings with 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. 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. We will be touching 4000 children this year (with an addition of 1000 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. 8

Our Board of Directors in India, President-, Mr. Sudhakar Kaligithi, Vice-President- Mr.Roy Prakash Thanukula, Treasurer-Mr. Krishna Kishore Parvathaneni, Uplift a Child Staff- Mrs.Kalpana Dharani Vadapalli (Manger), Naveen Dasari (Director - Public Relations, India Congo & Nepal), Rashmi Thota (Program Co-coordinator), Neelima Chowdary (Graphic designer) and our Volunteers- Mr. Raja Babu Phani, Mr. Immanuel Geddam, Mr. Swaroop Naidu participated in the tour.

On this tour, we have awarded 416 cash awards and certificates to our children. We are thankful to Boggavarapu Foundation for awarding 294 cash awards, Changa Foundation, 116 awards and 6 Bhargavi Trust awards.

 

Best Wishes

Sam & Rena Vonumu

Founders – Uplift a Child International Inc

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Dear Friends & Sponsors,

This year has been a great year again! We are thankful to God for all His blessings on our operations in USA, India, Nepal and Philippines. 15 years of service to humanity is a wonderful thing for Uplift a Child International. 95% of our work is done by volunteers. Our work continues to grow every year. 3,000 children are able to get education in Schools today because of our commitment, dedication and all of our willingness to go that extra mile to make a difference.True help comes directly from people’s heart and I am proud to see that happen while working with all of our Uplift a Child family.

We got our first corporate sponsor this year and they are very happy with our work. ‘Newscorp’ (Dow Jones) from New York have interviewed me in person and we have won the grant. Even though they gave us a one time donation, we added value to that grant by supporting few children for life in the name of ‘Newscorp’ and will be updating them on the progress from this year. They are happy with our work and God willing, we might get more corporate donors in 2016.

I was able to meet at least 2,000 of our 3,000 children during my annual visit this year. I see them each year and see the change in their lives. We picked some of them from the slums and streets 10 to 12 years ago and now they are in their final year of schooling. I see love, gratitude, responsibility in them. I see in their eyes a zeal to succeed. I see them as our future Ambassadors to lead on what we have started. I surely know that at least 70% of these children will become like one of us and help a less fortunate one. I feel satisfied in my heart. We gave our 100%. The results are also 100%. Once again, we left NO child behind for education in our network in 2015. Whether they have a sponsor or not, we still put them through schooling. We take the risk while they get a future. Our sincere thanks to all our sponsors, Board of Directors, Staff, Schools, Volunteers and friends for the tremendous support in our operations. We would have not been successful without their helping hands.

 

Thank you

Sam Vonumu

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Dear Friends and Supporters of Uplift a Child International,

It is always a pleasure to update you all on the current happenings and provide you with a status report of our activities. The children are very happy with a lot more energy as they are in Schools since the month of June. They have already completed their quarterly exams and now preparing for their half yearly term exams. In one word, “They are very happy at School”.

Out of our 700 new children this year, we were able to connect sponsors for 580 children. We still have 120 children without sponsors and we will surely succeed 100% in the next 2 months time with people’s support and their blessings on our children.

Month of September and October have been very busy for all of us at Uplift a Chld in USA with 3 fund raising activities in Maryland, Virginia and Delaware states. They were successful and we were able to raise some money through which 100 children are able to connect. From the 100 children, we are able to pay for 20 children for 12 years of education (LKG to Grade X) Below are some of the reports of the events along with the event pictures on face book.

2015 Virginia Nrityanjali - Shanti Ashok's Dance Event, Annandale-VA, September 20

2015 Maryland Nrityanjali -Meena Telikicherla Dance Event, Silver Spring-MD, September 26

2015 Delaware Karma Bollywood Musical -Nisha Punjabi Dance Event, Newark - DE, October 3

This was our biggest event ever so far with over 900 people. Made $48,000 and have converted 51 of the audience to permanent sponsors to support 71 children. This was our first program in the sate of Delaware. This program has also inspired many local Schools to participate in our noble cause and every one started doing their own independent fund rising. It was such a rewarding experience.

Now we are getting ready to plan for next year and below are our planned events in India to meet at least 2000 of our children during the annual children programs to encourage and inspire our children to do well. We will update you with a report next year on each and every location activities. If anyone of you is visiting India during those dates, we welcome you to join us.

Upcoming Events

2016 January 17th – Uplift a Child Assam Annual Program @ 10:30am

2016 January 24th – Uplift a Child Vizag Annual Program @ 10:30am

2016 January 25th – Uplift a Child Bobbili Annual Program @ 10:30am

2016 January 26th – Uplift a Child Anakapalle Annual Program @ 10:30am

2016 January 27th – Uplift a Child Tuni Annual Program @ 10:30am

2016 January 28th – Uplift a Child Rajahmundry Annual Program @ 10:30am

2016 January 29th – Uplift a Child Mudinepalli Annual Program @ 10:00am

2016 January 29th – Uplift a Child Machilipatnam Annual Program @ 5pm

2016 January 30th – Uplift a Child Venkatapalem Annual Program @ 7pm

2016 January 31st – Uplift a Child Vijayawada Annual Program @ 10:30am

2016 February 1st – Uplift a Child Chirala Annual Program @ 10:30am

2016 February 2nd – Uplift a Child Nizamapatnam Annual Program @ 10:30am

2016 February 3rd – Uplift a Child Pedalanka Annual Program @ 10:30am

2016 February 6th – Uplift a Child Hyderabad Charity Fundraiser  @ 7pm

 

If you would like make a difference by doing any of the following, please email sam@vonumu.com

 

  1. Donate for our cause by sponsoring a child for education ($150 per year)
  2. Make a one time Donation
  3. Plan and Coordinate a Dance Event (A charity fundraiser in your location)
  4. Plan a Walkathon (5K or 2K Walk at your location)

 

Thank you

Sam Vonumu

CEO & Founder – Uplift a Child International, Inc

Dear Friends and Supporters of Uplift a Child International,

 

By now, we have completed the School admissions for all of our children within our network in all 3 countries – India, Nepal and Philippines. We are happy to see them very busy at School becoming better citizens with their learning process. We are thankful to all of our sponsors who are our strong pillars in seeing these children succeed with their gift of education and support.

Below are few updates on our recent activities from February to July,

 

Children Activities in India:Swachh Bharath Initiative from Uplift a Child India

300 of our children along with the help of our Uplift a Child volunteers have participated in adopting a specific section of the city which is dirty, cleaned it up and have educated the public to be responsible while littering around. This was witnessed by thousands of people in the little town of Tuni, E.G. District in AP, India

Children Activities in USA - Cake & Bake Sale by Rachana Krishnan & Team

These are High School Children in USA who are devoted to the principles of caring and giving. We are thankful to Priya and Gopala Krishnan for encouraging and inspiring their children and other youngsters in the society to start making a difference at a very young age.

Our Children in Flying Colors – 10th Grade Results in India

We would like to share the good news of our children’s hard work in India. From our network, we had 59 students appear for the 10th grade public exams and out of them 57 of them have passed with flying colors. Only 2 of them failed. That means 96% of our children have passed. We do have 2 of our children secured 9.7 GPA (97%). With their limited resources, they have competed with the rest of the world and have succeeded. While we celebrate the success of our children, we will spend extra time in taking care of those 2 who could not make it. With God’s blessings and continued hard work, we will succeed. It is always happy news for all of us at Uplift a Child to see our children competing with the rich children at School and passing their grades with good results. Many of them are now out of School and have started junior college. Most of them are now self supporting students doing some type of work to pay for their tuition.

Sad NewsWe lost one of our sponsored children to an accident

Jayanth was one of our sponsored children since 7 years. He went for swimming and never returned back. Please click on the link above to see his pictures. All of us are saddened with this sad news.

Earthquake in NepalUplift a Child Nepal team made a Difference

We are thankful to many of our sponsors and friends in USA who have come out of their way caring for the victims of the disaster. In a small way, we were able to help out and benefit few Nepalese families and we pray for God’s blessings on them as they are currently putting their lives together to get back to normalcy.

Annual Sponsors Programs : We take pride in informing all our sponsors on how we spend every Dollars/Rupees for the cause. During these programs, we provide updates on our educational projects and share facts and figures of our development of children’s lives with our team work. Please click on the face book links to read more about them

2015 MAR 14 – Ashburn, VA – Uplift a Child Virginia Program - Completed

2015 MAR 29 – Dallas, TX – Uplift a Child Texas Program - Completed

2015 APR 18 – Cupertino, CA – Uplift a Child California Program - Completed

2015 MAY 02 – Farmingdale, NJ – Uplift a Child Texas Program - Completed

Maryland, Michigan, Pennsylvania and Washington states programs are being planned

Fundraising Activities: We are thankful to some of our dedicated fans of Uplift a Child International for doing the below events to raise funds so that we can support more children for education. We welcome anyone who would like to help us with either a Dance show, Walkathon or any other event which would generate some revenue to support our charity.

 

2015 MAY 17 – Alexandria, VA – Sindhura School of Bharatanatyam - Completed

2015 SEP 20 – Annandale, VA – Nrityanjali Dance School of VA – Coming Soon

2015 SEP 26 – Silver Spring, MD – Nrityanjali Dance School of MD – Coming Soon

2015 OCT 03 – Newark, DE – Dance Jhankaar – Coming Soon

 

Uplift a Child at San Antonio, TX: 2015 GC-SDA World Conference

We got the opportunity to represent Uplift a Child International at SDA world conference (GC 2015 Sessions) at San Antonio, TX (USA) from July 5-11. This was an international conference with delegates from 227 countries. The dome was almost full with approximately 70,000 people. We had a great turnover with good results representing at the exhibit hall.

OUR CURRENT NEED

We have 400 new children who are currently waiting for help on our website. We will be thankful to you if you can add one more child if your finances permit or introduce to some one who might like to help. A warm welcome to those who would like to consider Uplift a Child as their favorite charity.

 

  • To select a child: http://www.upliftachild.org/children.asp
  • Adopt a child program: To sponsor a child for life-time it costs only US$ 2500.
  • It costs only US$ 150-200 per child, per year ($ 50 extra for a mid-day meal) in India, $200 per child in Nepal and $100 per child in the Philippines
  • It costs only US $ 600 per child for hostel.
  • You are welcome to make one-time donation through our website.
  • We are a 501(c) (3) tax exempt approved by IRS (US government)
  • Contact Sam Vonumu for more info- sam@vonumu.com or Call: +1 240-832-9234 (USA)
 

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Uplift a Child International Inc

Location: Silver Spring, Maryland - USA
Website: http:/​/​upliftachild.org
Project Leader:
Samuel Vonumu
Silver Spring, Maryland United States

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