Project #7496

Uplift a Child - 4000 Children

by Uplift a Child International Inc

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


  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.


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:
  • 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- or Call: +1 240-832-9234 (USA)

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



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



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:


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 –

   Cell phone 240-832-9234








8705 Kodiak Drive

Silver Spring, MD-20903, USA



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Uplift a Child International Inc

Location: Silver Spring, Maryland - USA
Website: http:/​/​
Project Leader:
Samuel Vonumu
Silver Spring, Maryland United States
$18,775 raised of $500,000 goal
442 donations
$481,225 to go
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