Uplift A Child

Uplift A Child is an amazing project which we are thrilled to be apart of. In 2011-2012 we sponsored five children for the entire school year. We organized some time where we could take the children and their caregivers out for a day in the town. We asked them to choose how they wanted to spend their day. They chose to go to the mall and movie theater since they had never stepped foot in one before. We went to the mall and played video games in the arcade room and watched a movie in theaters. We then decided to hit the street markets and shop for school supplies, clothes, shoes, book bags, and groceries for their caregivers. It was a magical day filled with laughter, love, and many smiles; A memorable day that these children will never forget. We are currently sponsoring the same children for the 2012-2013 school year as well. Below is some information from Uplift A Child’s website along with pictures of the children we are sponsoring.

OBJECTIVE

Uplift A Child International (Vonumu International) is a non-profit organization, founded by Samuel and Rena Vonumu in 2000. Our objective is to identify poor and needy children, place them in a school, and support them through 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 and will be mature enough to plan and work towards a brighter future. Until then, we must work with each child in helping the child grow in the right direction.
Our Vision
Core Values?

  • We strive to improve the socio-economic conditions of under privileged people
  • Committed to uplifting the poor and needy children
  • We value people – Children being helped, their parents, Sponsors, Volunteers and everyone who are directly or indirectly helping us achieve our objectives
  • Honesty and Integrity
  • Committed to ethical spending of funds

Core Purpose

Ameliorate the living conditions of Poor and Needy people
Envisioned Future

BHAG* : To erase poverty from the surface of this earth
Our  Mission

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 and will be mature enough to plan and work towards a brighter future. Until then, we must work with each child in helping the child grow in the right direction.
Our History

We started our organization in 2000 with just 4 children. The following year some more children. After that, many more all the way to 1000+. We had a very small begining starting with just our family. But as the days passed by, God is blessing our mission to the poor and needy. We originally started this as a family help to some kids. But that turned into an organization. It is growing every day with help of God’s blessings, People’s hardwork, Our wonderful sponsors and many Volunteers who work for us free without charging a penny.
Our Non-Discriminatory Policy

Uplift a Child International supports eligible candidates without regard to race, religion, national origin, disabilities, sexual orientation or family composition. All our programs are administered in a non-discriminatory manner in conformance with applicable law.
LOVE THY NEIGHBOR INTERNATIONAL HAS SPONSORED THESE FIVE CHILDREN
Sponsored  Children

  Name of the Child Lavanya Kambapu
Date of birth July 13th 2005
Father’s Name ( Late) Adi narayana Kambapu
Father’s Occupation Deceased
Mother’s Name Adi Lakshmi Kambapu
Mother’s Occupation House Maid
Full Address D.No: 51-16-32/2, Nakkavanipalem, Kranthi Nagar, Visakhapatnam, A.P
Family History This is the story of a semi orphan child lavanya. She lost her father due to bad health. Since father’s death mother is taking care of the child and sending her to an english medium school. Mother is a house maid and earns a very little amount of money with that only she has been trying to educate the child from a good school. As the child is growing , the need for more money also increasing year after year. She is unable to bear the school expenses of the child. Mother is humbly requesting a good hearted person to her child for education.

  Name of the Child Karun Sai Patikama
Date of birth September 4th 2004
Father’s Name ( Late) Shankar Patikama
Father’s Occupation Deceased
Mother’s Name Konda Patikama
Mother’s Occupation House Maid
Full Address 51-23-19/2, Chaitanya nagar, Maddilapalem, Visakhapatnam, A.P
Family History Karun’s father died due to ill health conditions. He used to work as a private employee and took care of the family till he was alive. After husbands’s death mother took the responsibility to look after the child by doing house maid work at several houses. Whatever she is earning will not be sufficient for their basic living itself. Educating her child from an English medium school will be an uphill task for her. Mother has the desire to study her well for a better a future. As her income is not sufficient she is urging for educational help to her child.

 

Name of the Child Uday Kumar Ganagalla
Date of birth May 6th 2005
Father’s Name ( Late ) Narasinga Rao G
Father’s Occupation Deceased
Mother’s Name Lakshmi Gangagalla
Mother’s Occupation  Left Family
Full Address Tatichetla palem, Visakhapatnam, A.P
Family History Father of this child died in an accident on April 20th 2007. Father used to sell fancy items on road side. Since the time husband passed away mother started living along with her mother. Mother also left the family after some time leaving the child in grandmother’s care. Grandmother does servant maid work in few families. Somehow, she did join the child in a near by school but as she could not able to pay the fee properly they removed the child from the school. Grand mother come to know about our organization and approached us to help. They are living in a very pathetic condition and the child is deserved for a sponsor help.

 

All contributions to Uplift a Child International are TAX EXEMPTED from IRS under 501(c)(3) exempt status
Requirements for Becoming a Sponsor:
• You need not be committed. But it will be nice if you can.
• You should be in a position to pay for the child’s school expenses every year. If you do not like to pay every year, You are welcome to pay the full amount at one time (US$ 1800 will cover all the way up to high school).
It costs US $ 125 per child, per Year, for the lower grades(LKG-Lower Kindergarten, UKG-Upper Kindergarten, Grade-1, Grade-2, Grade-3 and Grade-4) and US $ 175 per child, per year for higher grades (Grade-5, Grade-6, Grade-7, Grade-8, Grade-9 and Grade-10). This includes the following:
•  Full year tuition Fee
• Three Pairs of School Uniforms
•  A pair of Shoes and six pairs of socks
•  School Tie and Belt
•  Text books and Notebooks along with Supplies — pens, pencils, etc., and depending upon the grade and curriculum, other items such as calculator, dissection kit.
Dear Sponsors,

We would like to Thank you for your desire to help a needy child for education. This is the best thing one can do in their life time. Please identify the children you wanted to support and complete our online form with those details. If you experience any technical problems, please email sam@vonumu.com. We will contact you and connect you to the child of your choice.