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Buy hand-made yoga mat bags, hand-made silver jewelry

 

FORGOTTEN CHILDREN participates in two
virtual shopping services:

 

http://www.MyCause.com/  http://www.igive.com/

  Access Americn Express Marketing Programs

Both offer links to great on-line stores that give a percentage of each purchase
to a user's favorite charity, in this case perhaps FORGOTTEN CHILDREN. Thank you.

 

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

FORGOTTEN CHILDREN
Mrs. Francoise Remington, Executive Director
1031 North Edgewood Street
Arlington, Virginia 22201
U.S.A.
 

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

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