“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.”
– Nelson Mandela
In India, only 70% of children make it beyond elementary school. For children from poor and marginalized backgrounds, the figure is much lower. For example, more than 20 million children live in slums, where they face extreme poverty and have limited access to support services, often victim to child labor, begging, substance abuse, early marriage, or prostitution.
While the task may seem daunting, we must act to improve the conditions in which children live so that they too can have a bright future.
Through our projects, we strategically tackle the many challenges that children and families face. We look at the most dire needs in communities and respond accordingly. After all, a child without access to nutrition, medical care, social and emotional support, and emergency relief cannot learn. That’s why we holistically support children through early childhood education, mobile health vans, gender awareness workshops, and informal education opportunities. Since our founding in 1992, these projects have allowed us to touch the lives of more than 300,000 children and their families. View our Projects here.
Every Child Deserves a Quality Education: This belief is behind everything we do and inspires our “cradle to career” approach.
Protecting The Health Of Our Children: Every child deserves to be healthy and well-nourished, no matter how precarious their economic or family circumstances are.
Empowering Young People For A Better Future: We invest in workforce training and skill attainment programs that serve both young women as well as young men.
Lifting Up Entire Communities: To make a difference in a child’s life, we must address the environment in which they live.
Brightening the Future for New York Area Children: Our mission to lift vulnerable children out of poverty touches down locally in the New York Metro area through our volunteer-led work
Bright children from the poorest socioeconomic strata need an extra leg up to fulfill their career ambitions.
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