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Sponsor Meritorious Students from Orphanages

Need

Children living in orphanages transition out of homes once they turn 18 and are legally adults. This phase (called Aftercare) is a crucial transitionary period for such young adults as they reintegrate into larger society. However, due to lack of adequate financial support and limited exposure, they are often unable to continue their education and instead, take up small odd jobs for sustenance. This along with the lack of a strong social support system, makes them vulnerable to exploitation, substance abuse, volatile social relationships etc. All these factors combined mean that they are, most often, one life-crisis away from being pushed back into poverty.

Solution

The key solution is to provide such young adults with a longer runway to transition and continue to offer support that empowers them towards financial and social independence - much like what our parents did for us. 

Guardians Aftercare Program

The Guardians Aftercare Program provides financial support & mentorship to meritorious 10th & 12th grade students passing out of orphanages/shelter homes. They receive a INR 25,000 cash award along with a year long mentorship and exposure, which empowers them to take informed decisions about their higher education, career and other crucial life decisions.Providing this runway for our vulnerable young adults have shown phenomenal increase in the number of students who decide to pursue their education and aspire for more.  

Sponsor a student for a year for INR 25,000 and enable them to chase their wildest dreams!

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6th January 2019
Dear Supporters,

Thank you for your support! Here are a few snapshots from the December Meetup -

 










Dear Supporters,

Thank you for your support! Here are a few snapshots from the December Meetup -

 










5th January 2019
Hey there,

Happy New Year! Hope you’ve had a great start to the new year. :)

We want to extend our heartfelt gratitude for your support in improving the lives of vulnerable children.

Here’s a short update –

As a part of the Scholastic Program, we organized a meetup for all 150 of our scholastic awardees in December. This was the first of three such meetups they will get to attend through the course of this 1-year program. These meetups are aimed at creating a community or a social support network for our awardees along with providing them crucial skills to guide them towards employability.

The cohort got to know each other and through this engagement, we were able to clearly identify what their key transitional needs are. Apart from the obvious financial assistance that they all required, our team was also able to identify the crucial areas they needed support in - across personal development and skill building - that stemmed from a lack of exposure.

We heard heartbreaking stories of their childhood experiences, their resilience and what got to them where they are today. It was exciting to hear their aspirations and hope for the future. They wished to be everything from cardiac surgeons to policemen to IAS officers. It was refreshing to see a common theme of ‘doing service’ across a majority of their ambitions.

It also wasn’t all just the serious stuff. :) The day was filled with fun activities and our students left with a sense of community – exchanging contact details and promises of meeting again very soon!
Hey there,

Happy New Year! Hope you’ve had a great start to the new year. :)

We want to extend our heartfelt gratitude for your support in improving the lives of vulnerable children.

Here’s a short update –

As a part of the Scholastic Program, we organized a meetup for all 150 of our scholastic awardees in December. This was the first of three such meetups they will get to attend through the course of this 1-year program. These meetups are aimed at creating a community or a social support network for our awardees along with providing them crucial skills to guide them towards employability.

The cohort got to know each other and through this engagement, we were able to clearly identify what their key transitional needs are. Apart from the obvious financial assistance that they all required, our team was also able to identify the crucial areas they needed support in - across personal development and skill building - that stemmed from a lack of exposure.

We heard heartbreaking stories of their childhood experiences, their resilience and what got to them where they are today. It was exciting to hear their aspirations and hope for the future. They wished to be everything from cardiac surgeons to policemen to IAS officers. It was refreshing to see a common theme of ‘doing service’ across a majority of their ambitions.

It also wasn’t all just the serious stuff. :) The day was filled with fun activities and our students left with a sense of community – exchanging contact details and promises of meeting again very soon!
24th December 2018
Thank you for your generous contribution to the work that Guardians of Dreams does. Your contribution goes a long way in enabling us to provide a safe and secure childhood to vulnerable children growing up in orphanages/shelter homes in India.

Your contribution will be used towards sponsorship of our meritorious 10th & 12th students who are transitioning from their shelter homes into society. The Guardians Scholastic Awards Program enables their smooth transition through financial support, mentorship and exposure; in order to ensure that they can pursue higher education & break their cycle of poverty.

This awards program is not just a recognition of their academic excellence, but also their grit and resilience to succeed despite their circumstances.

Thank you for investing in their future!

2018 Scholastic Awardee Cohort across Bangalore, Chennai & Kochi






Thank you for your generous contribution to the work that Guardians of Dreams does. Your contribution goes a long way in enabling us to provide a safe and secure childhood to vulnerable children growing up in orphanages/shelter homes in India.

Your contribution will be used towards sponsorship of our meritorious 10th & 12th students who are transitioning from their shelter homes into society. The Guardians Scholastic Awards Program enables their smooth transition through financial support, mentorship and exposure; in order to ensure that they can pursue higher education & break their cycle of poverty.

This awards program is not just a recognition of their academic excellence, but also their grit and resilience to succeed despite their circumstances.

Thank you for investing in their future!

2018 Scholastic Awardee Cohort across Bangalore, Chennai & Kochi






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Rs.358,870 raised

Goal: Rs.1,500,000

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Pradeep donated $150

Thank you for all the wonderful work you do. You give hope to people who don't see light at the end of the tunnel. God bless

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nikhil donated $357.14

wishing the team good luck !!