Empower Orphans has already made large strides towards creating an environment conducive for the learning and well being for orphaned and underprivileged children. Currently Empower Orphans supports the following schools/organizations. Additional schools and organizations will be added once they are vetted and qualified.
There are 200 orphaned children at this orphanage, ranging from age 3 to 16.
Bal Kunj receives a portion of it's funding from the state government and relies on the remaining funding from people in the local township. Though school fees are paid by the government but there is still significant shortage of funds for basic healthcare and education needs.
This school was started in 1995 by a group of social workers. The objective of the school is to provide free or subsidized education to under-privileged children. There are 360 children at the school, ranging from age 5 to 12.
Funding for the school is generated by public donations, school fees and rental property. This funding is insufficient since many children have to withdraw from school due to either lack of funds at the school or the parents inability to pay the subsidized school fees.
At this school, Empower Orphans has started a Sewing Center to teach older girls and young women how to sew, knit, embroider, and paint, free of cost. After the training is complete, each person is given a free sewing machine, enabling her start her own business and become self-sufficient.
There is a tremendous need at the school for a better school environment (better lighting and ventilation); funding of school fees; healthcare of students; payment of salaries to teachers.
This school was started a few years ago by a local philanthropist but is struggling to make ends meet. School fees of underprivileged children are highly subsidized or waived. Empower Orphans has started a science lab at this school.
Deepalaya is a non - government development organization working on issues affecting the urban and rural poor, with a special focus on children. For the past 32 years Deepalaya has been working in the urban slums of Delhi to provide education to kids in slums.
This school is in considerable disrepair and most classes are conducted on the ground in the open. The current classrooms are extremely moldy and damp. Additionally the school is adjacent to an open sewage drain and the overall conditions are very unhygienic.
This homeless shelter that is part of YMCA organization provides food, clothing, and accommodation to over 50 kids. Most of these kids are found on streets and railway station in Mumbai abandoned by their parents.
In partnership with St Mary's Hospital, Empower Orphans provides van loads of designated supplies – such as furniture, window treatments, clothing, toys, food, etc for a family in transition. The families are those who have been homeless then move from the homeless shelter to a program of housing where they learn to become self-sufficient. On an average, a van load of products is donated to St Mary's Hospital every week.
Empower Orphans decided to support Feltonville Intermediate School after reviewing data of a number of schools in the Philadelphia region.
Feltonville Intermediate School is in the Philadelphia School District. Some statistics about the school:
As part of Empower Orphans' healthcare initiative, we have teamed up with The Greater Philadelphia Diaper Bank to provide and distribute diapers to children whose parents are in distressed circumstances and are unable to make difficult choices between purchasing diapers, paying bills, or buying groceries. Food assistance programs such as food stamps and WIC don’t cover diapers. Plus daycare facilities often require that parents provide disposable diapers to meet the needs of their children.
We hope to remove the financial burden on the parents of the children as well as provide disposable diapers that are hygienic and healthier for the child.
Christ's Home for Children is a charitable 501(c)(3) organization founded as a non-denominational Christian ministry, and has been in continuous operation since l903. Children are placed with Christ’s Home for Children (CHFC) through county children and youth agencies primarily due to abuse, neglect or abandonment. Children from birth to eighteen years of age receive services to address their medical, educational, emotional, spiritual, and social needs.
Mission Kids offers a comprehensive, centrally located, multidisciplinary team response to allegations of child abuse in a dedicated, child-friendly setting to achieve justice for child victims and promote their physical and emotional well-being.
Mission Kids provides neutral, fact-finding forensic interviews which are coordinated to avoid duplicative interviewing and supports Montgomery County’s multidisciplinary team approach to child abuse investigation and intervention.