While many of us struggle to lose weight, quit smoking, go back to school, or stick to goals aligned with other popular New Year’s resolutions, children all over the world struggle to make it through each day while hungry and living in dire circumstances.

Within our HoPE Learning Centers alone, 4040 children face many challenges associated with poverty, but these children also thrive among friends while they receive daily nutritious snacks, traditional academic tutoring, and innovative lessons that help transform the ways they think and act.

They also work to set and stick to their goals, and the overwhelming reports about the HoPE Learning Center children this month showed how much they get involved in creative activities:

Nandini’s speech in English for National Youth Day was inspiring.

Pavithra shared her divine mission to help elderly people.


Nithesh Kumar’s celebrated Pet Day by sharing interesting stories about how he admires and takes very good care of his parrot.

These are just three of the 4040 stories of children who have so little, but do so much to lead exemplary lives, often centered on helping others.

While doing whatever it takes to stick to your personal New Year’s resolutions, here is a possible solution: setting and keeping a resolution centered on others is a great way to reduce karma! 

It doesn’t take much to support and feed a special child like Nadini, Pavithra or Nithesh Kumar. Right now, only $9 a month covers the costs of HoPE Center sponsorship, tutoring, lessons, materials, and daily mini meals. For only $300 a month, you can sponsor an entire HoPE Learning Center (which will cover the daily costs for 40 children)!