Childhood Poverty in India

4 Million children between 6-11 are not enrolled in school

  • 1 in 4 children are malnourished
  • 3,000 children die each day from food related illness

Challenges in Indian Education

Shortage of government funding

  • High drop-out rates
  • Not enough schools
  • Lack of qualified teachers

Illiteracy Causes

High child mortality rates

  • Poverty
  • Malnutrition
  • Poor Health

“HoPE Centers are the most effective way out of the poverty trap.”

- Tripura Founder, Dr. Baskaran Pillai

What is a HoPE Center?

HoPE Centers are after-school centers where severely impoverished children from rural Indian communities are provided with Phonemic Intelligence training, a nutritious mini-meal, yoga, personal transformation lessons, love and support for a HoPE filled future and a new positive identity.

Percent of Indian children drop-out of school by age 13

Percent of Indian children are malnourished

Million illiterate people in India

Problem

Children who grow up in severely impoverished rural communities of India have little chance of happiness. They lack the basic necessities and support to maintain their health and their education. Hopeless, they often follow in the footsteps of family members who lead lives of hard labor, begging or fall victim to an early death.

Solution

HoPE Centers provide the poorest children of rural Indian communities a safe-haven for development. Each after-school center hosts an innovative curriculum as well as basic necessities including nutrition, love and support. Many of our students have gone on to college with a real opportunity to leave their poverty roots behind and bring back positive and sustainable change back to their communities.

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What Happens at A HoPE Center?

Our HoPE Centers help children in need transform into the best that they can be- highly intelligent, positive and compassionate individuals who give back to their communities.

On a regular basis, they are given:

Increase Levels of Academic Achievement

Mini-meals food to provide protein and nutrition they do not receive at home.

Lower School Drop Out Rate

Dr. Pillai’s innovative Phonemic Intelligence technology, a brain changing technology that unlocks the latent intelligence living inside us all.

Early Caring and Learning Environments

Loving support and positive social interaction with other HoPE children, our selfless volunteers and visiting donors.

Increased Access to Education

Guided yoga exercises to give them both mental and physical strength.

Special Attention to Rural Girls

Compassionate life skills we inculcate through regular community volunteering, encouragement, and recognition of compassionate behaviors and actions.

Hope Learning Center Activities and Celebrations

We provide a well-rounded curriculum for our Hope Learning Center students that offers them opportunities to explore, celebrate and grow in a safe and loving environment.  Your support is what makes these activities possible.  Donations for activities go towards classroom supplies, instructors, field trip entry fees and bus costs (when applicable).

 

Where Do Your Donations Go?

%

Goes to Education

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Goes to Meals

%

Goes to Clothing

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Goes to Admin and Fees

Latest HoPE Learning Center Stories

Personal Transformation Program

Children at HoPE Center are taught to share and teach others what they learn. In this manner they can help many people to improve many aspects of their lifestyles. They did exceptionally well in this task by passing on tips to villagers of all ages about health and... Read More ›

Priyanka Cleans Up!

Priyanka lives with her parents and grandmother. Her family struggles with wages but live in a tidy two-parent home, which is rare among her peers. Her father runs a small hotel in their Arcotkuppam, where she attends a HoPE Learning Center. She has one younger... Read More ›

Manjula Reaches For HoPE

Manjula is the oldest child in her family. She has always felt responsible for her two-year-old brother because her parents haven’t taken care of them. Her mother used to work in the neighborhood and brought home scraps of food when she could. Since her father... Read More ›

Want to Sponsor an Entire Center?

Sponsor a complete HoPE Learning Center for $350 per month for 40+ children. Sponsorship includes daily meals, clothing, medical care, education, and monthly trips.

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