July 23, 2020

Back to School – But Staying Safe

The children of SOFKIN are focusing their attention on school.The new school year for elementary and secondary students began in the middle of June.  Because of the pandemic, classes continue to be offered online, with homework sent thr...

June 4, 2020

The children continued to sacrifice a meal each week to provide for those in need. With this sacrifice, plus your donations, the children were able to help another 500 families. These were largely the families of day laborers in the neighboring areas, who were out of w...

April 21, 2020

Since the onset of the COVID-19 outbreak in India at the beginning of March, the number of cases is steadily increasing and people remain in quarantine. With the lockdown suspending all forms of work, India's poorest people are now facing severe poverty and depriv...

April 8, 2020

With the coronavirus now spreading across India, SOFKIN is diligently following all of the coronavirus prevention precautions, as Chaya Pamula reported in her recent email. We are happy to report that all of the children and staff are healthy and doing well. One of t...

March 3, 2020

As we begin a new year, we’d like to take a moment to celebrate the major achievements of 2019 in the SOFKIN journey. Below are some of the highlights from this amazing year. You can read the full annual report here.

November 22, 2019

The children are thrilled to be in their new, airy, and spacious facility. There is much more living and recreation space than in the cramped quarters of their previous home. The new facility has capacity for well over 100 children, creating the opportunity to serve...

August 21, 2019

Everyone has been waiting a long time, but when they came back from summer holiday at the end of June, they moved directly into the new facility. According to Chaya, everyone just loves their new space: it is very open, bright, and airy with excellent ventilation. B...

November 20, 2018

Over eight children supported by SOFKIN are currently in college, and more than five secondary students become ready each year to enroll in higher education. As noted in previous blogs, our children have high career aspirations and the potential to achieve their dream...

September 7, 2018

One young person at SOFKIN who is currently realizing her dream is Meena. Meena was in the 4th grade when her mother passed away. Because her father “was not used to take care of us”, her grandmother and aunty tried to take care of her and her younger sister and broth...

August 8, 2018

Kranthi - one of the first children to be admitted to SOFKIN 10 years ago and the first to graduate from college - is a wonderful example of what is possible when educational opportunities are combined with the loving, nurturing environment of SOFKIN. Since earning hi...

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