As reported recently by UNICEF, nearly 10 million children die each year because of poverty, hunger and disease in the poorest countries of the world. This statistic puts into perspective the massive task that lies ahead for institutions and world organizations that want to reverse this trend. To make matters worse, those born in poverty will, in all probability, continue to co-exist in “poverty-like” conditions for generations to come. Poverty begets poverty and the cycle viciously repeats itself.
Prema Jyothi, which means “light of love”, is a 501 c(3) non profit organization that was the brainchild of a teenager determined to unravel the mysteries of poverty and shine the light of love on children in need. Prema Jyothi’s purpose is to unshackle economically disadvantaged children and children with disabilities from the chains of poverty and discrimination.
The primary goals of this nonprofit are to:
Prema Jyothi will initially focus its efforts on India, where poverty engulfs over 20% of the population. The major victims of poverty are children. Children who are born in poverty, grow-up in poverty and start families of their own, in poverty. For this cycle to be broken, Prema Jyothi has identified children with the greatest need and, with your help will provide them with the proper resources (clothes, food, books, uniforms and tuition expenses) to improve their lives and crawl out of the clutches of poverty. Education is one of the surest ways of changing people’s lives and making them a part of the mainstream.
Prema Jyothi is currently undertaking some projects that will help to fund the educational activities of children in need. These include:
For more information on how you can participate and be a part of Prema Jyothi, contact:
Director, Prema Jyothi