A: The only reason is that the Christian schools in India are generally known to better schools. It has nothing to do with the religion. We can educate our children in any good schools. However, in doing so, the standard of education will be the primary criterion, and of lesser importance will be factors such as proximity to the neighborhood or the ease of commute, specific needs of a child. We invite our friends and sponsors to suggest better choices.
A: The reasons why they are studying in Seventh-day Adventists Schools are because of the following: 1. Sam Vonumu studied in SDA institutions within and outside India, and had a positive and gratifying experience. 2. Sam also has several friends and well wishers who are associated with the SDA institutions, They are teachers, principals or school administrators, who can closely monitor the children's progress and time to time give valuable feedback. 3. Most of the schools charge admission fees and take donations at the time of a new admission. SDA schools do take donations like other schools in India. But for us, they have waived the donations, school fund fee etc. because Sam is an ex student of SDA institutions and we are a Not-for-Profit organization.
A: Yes, you can. It does not matter in which state or in which country. Because all children are precious and we want to help poor and needy ones everywhere regardless of their religion, nationality or gender. However, we would need volunteers in other states to help us. They should be willing to spend the required time and assume full responsibility for the children being sponsored in their states. If you know someone who is trustworthy and can help us, please let us know.
A: All you need to do is be 1. Willing to help. 2. Able to make a long-term commitment. 3. Financially capable of paying for the sponsored child's school expenses every year.
A: Only if possible, you must make a commitment to help the sponsored child for 12 to 13 years. Our aim is to help each child from lower kindergarten through the 10th Class (or 11th) to complete highschool (or higher secondary) -- a total of 12 (or 13) years.
A: Uplift a Child International will continue with your child wherever you leave off.
A: Yes, you can communicate with them directly. You will be provided with the details, including the address.