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FORGOTTEN CHILDREN was founded in 1994 by Francoise Remington after she saw working children in South Asia.

Our Mission is to improve the conditions of children living in difficult circumstances through advocacy, research, training, and projects, especially in the area of education. We believe that every child has a right to enjoy childhood as well as to learn to read and write.

Our Projects: 69 cows have been purchased  since we started our mother-daughter project!


We are currently working in Tamil Nadu, India. We work in collaboration with local grassroots organizations that believe in children's rights. We support basic education and micro-credit projects that will nurture economic independence with dignity to their beneficiaries while respecting their religious beliefs and cultural traditions. Our contribution aims to help children and their families by providing a means to generate income for the family in the form of a loan to purchase an animal, tools, or seeds and by paying for the education of the child for one year. Our work in Haiti is currently on hold due to the insecurity and impossibility for us to monitor our projects.

In India, we are helping 70 Dalit and Tribal children, mainly girls, and 184 landless Dalit and Tribal women.  We do not have paid staff. We work with a network of volunteers. Funding comes from individuals and private foundations. All donations support  directly our projects. Administrative expenses are 15% of our budget.

For many years, we have been advocates for the abolition of the worst forms of child labor. We believe that prevention of child labor through education and empowering parents is one of the best solutions to protect childhood.

Some success stories
Children giving to children across the world:

Lycee La Providence, Nice, France
Lycee Rochambeau, French School, Bethesda, Maryland
The Potomac School, McLean, Virginia
Washington International School, Washington, D.C.

Erwin Valley School, Pain Post, New York

Ten former children laborers from Dindigul are finishing high school this year under the supervision of Peace Trust.


Seven Tribal girls are the first ones to go to school in their village.


Peace Trust women coop are making yoga bags for Forgotten Children (see shop).


Our interest-free loans between $58 to $300 are very popular and many poor mothers are waiting for a loan.



7 Benefits of Having a Small House

Home ownership is all part of our dream and sometimes it means owning the biggest house in town. While the size of the house is really a matter of preference, it might not be a practical thing for many. The digital age and globalization have made it, so, a lot of people today are changing their jobs and move more frequently. Empty nesters do not need all that extra room with grown-up children. Graduate school and college students might not find work or business opportunities locally, which means they may need to relocate once they graduate to where the opportunities are.

With bigger homes usually comes the responsibility of maintaining it regularly that usually takes up money and time, most especially if you live a busy life. In this article, we have gathered some top benefits of living in a smaller house.

1. Much Lower Mortgage Payments 

With lesser square acreage and footages comes less payments for mortgage. While having a bigger home is good, some people want smaller houses because they can be able to pay it off much quicker.

2. Maintenance Costs are Low

While it is true that big beautiful homes like the ones you see in the television seem like a dream, some things television channel networks fail to present to the public is the overall cost for maintaining a big home. With a smaller home, you can be able to do most of the maintenance jobs yourself as well as save money when you hire professional construction contractors.

3. Less Hoarding 

If you have a small home, less space is available which means you are less likely to have a collection or hoard stuffs that are not usually important, saving you more money in the long run.

4. Less Clutter 

Having a small home means you will have to assess your possessions extremely. In addition to that, you are also forced to think twice when you need to buy something. A smaller space can also be able to affect your buying decision especially about the things that you need and want.

5. More Green 

When you choose to have a smaller home, you will reduce the consumption of natural resources. Having a small residential property means you will not need a sprinkler system anymore for your large lawn. It can also mean that your electricity and heat bills will go down since your space will not require too much energy. It can also mean you can be able to save both the environment and your money.

6. More Manageable Renovations 

Having a small house means any renovations can be done quickly, easily and in lesser time compared to a larger home’s full scale renovation.

7. Smarter Spaces 

In smaller homes, people can be a lot more creative when it comes to maximizing their square footage. Ceilings and walls can also be utilized fully with organizers and open shelves. You can also be cleverer by utilizing storage and built-ins solutions. Having a small home will definitely uncover the creative side of you.


FORGOTTEN CHILDREN is an IRS 501(c)(3) approved tax deductible charity #54-1716373.

Mrs. Francoise Remington, Executive Director
1031 North Edgewood Street
Arlington, Virginia 22201

Phone: (703) 351-9270 Fax: (703) 351-9270
E-Mail: francoise@forgottenchildren.net

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