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It was very disturbing to see some parents and their children struggle to have access to education. While it is indisputable that with SOUND EDUCATION one can break the shackles of poverty, squalor and marginalization, yet it could not be done. When there are obvious grades in the opportunities that are supposed to be equal, just the opposite exists; it is surely a human error which urgently needs  to be remedied by one and all.

Things such as right to life, education, health and work are basic to any human society. Due to selfishness from times immemorial these basic and fundamental rights are denied to certain members of society based on their social status, physical looks, and most important their caste. This is an illogical aberration causing untold misery in the lives of the people living below poverty line both in the urban as well as the rural milieu.

When it comes to the urban slum dwellers, with the hope for a better and brighter future they migrate to the towns and cities, and unfortunately their fate there also becomes worse with completely alien living conditions and tough realities. Consequently they end up as gullible, less competent, and good for nothing and hardly considered worth humans. This is the stark reality of the slum dwellers in most of the cities in India. Their tiny match box homes resemble makeshift single room houses, garbage surrounded neighborhoods, and filth filled ghettos bear raw testimony to this effect.

Talking about the rural population in India, the majority of people still live in villages and so the topic of rural education in India is of utmost importance. As per ASER report, it shows that the number of rural students attending schools is rising but there are certain problems like increased number of single classrooms to educate students from different grades, fewer committed teachers, lack of proper learning materials and declining attendance of teachers and students. Due to this issues educating the rural children in India was again close to failure. Quality and access to education still remains a major concern in rural schools in India.

Except for very few, the majority of these disadvantaged people find it difficult to have a square meal a day. Vernacular schools are the only option to put their wards in.For them convents and English medium schools are unheard of. It is unthinkable and unaffordable for them to admit their children to such schools.

In contrast to the above realities, with the prime motto and objective of arresting this evil phenomenon or at least to bring down its magnitude, Fund a Child in India (FCI) was formed and registered. Among the many ideals, supporting education of children of slum dwellers and the rural poor, emphasizing vocational training and establishing the most suitable supportive educational centers for these communities and the children, are the primary objectives of Fund a Child in India.


The Board:

The Founder Trustees of Fund a Child in India consists of two people who have love and passion for Social Service with a motive of gaining access to the unreached.

Mr. J R Dwarakanath Naidu is the President of Fund a Child in India. He is also the Founder Trustee and the President & Chairman of International Volunteers Trust – India®.  He has a rich and diverse experience base in the area of inter‐cultural exchange programs, volunteerism, and social work/service.

Ms. R.Vijaya Thilakam who brings with her an enormous experience of social work is an engineer by profession who has to her credit an MSW (Master of Social Work) who manages the affairs of the Trust as the General Secretary of Fund a Child in India.

Though it is a team of 2 persons, we are proud to say, this indeed is a vibrant team which acts as a catalyst in transforming the lives of children and youth from unreached communities in India.

Geographical Area:

The geographical area of Fund a Child in India is nation‐wide in India. The area of operation is extended to all the States and Union Territories of India beginning from two states namely, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu in South India.



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