This blog is edited by Vibha volunteers, project partners, and supporters. We hope to bring forth our thoughts, reflections, experiences as a volunteer organization working towards improving the lives of scores of underprivileged children in India and the US. We will periodically report on the various projects that we support, fundraising activities, volunteering experience, government policy towards child development, and opinions and philosophical pieces on issues concerning underprivileged children.
Children are the living messages we send to a time we will not see. India, by one count, has 18 million* street children and over 22 million* child laborers. Nearly 20%** of the children 6-14 years old have no access to primary education. Less than 45%** receive the immunization required to protect them from deadly illnesses. Half the children do not get enough food everyday and are chronically or acutely undernourished. Ask yourself – is this really how your message should read? (* www.indianngos.com, ** UNICEF India).
Vibha is a movement that empowers you to make a difference. We aim to ensure that every underprivileged child attains his or her right to education, health and opportunity.
If you want to make a difference in the life of a child that can only dream but has never experienced opportunity – contact us and we can show you how.
Our vision is to ensure that every underprivileged child attains his or her right to education, health and opportunity.
Our mission is to educate, empower and enable every individual who wishes to make a positive difference in the life of the underprivileged child.
Founded in 1991, today Vibha has a volunteer network of 825 volunteers spread across 15 Action Centers (Atlanta, Austin, Bay Area, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Houston, Jacksonville, Los Angeles, Milwaukee, Twin Cities – Minnesota, New York, Philadelphia, Sacramento, Washington DC) and several other cities across the US and India. Till date, we have supported about 190 projects in India and the US. Read more about our current projects here.
Vibha is a 501 (c) (3) organization, registered as Help Them Grow, Inc., in the State of New Jersey. Vibha’s Tax id is 22-3122761.
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- Restrict your posts to activities concerning Vibha. These might include a report on a visit to a Vibha supported project or child-development projects run by NGOs in India and the US, your experiences on volunteering with Vibha, Vibha fundraising events, informational posts on governmental or extra-governmental activity on issues concerning underprivileged children in India, and lessons or observations from similar organizations working with underprivileged children.
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