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
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
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