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Indo-Canadian NGO helps underprivileged children in India

An Indo-Canadian NGO has contributed $ 1.4 million for upliftment of underprivileged children in India in past three years.

india Updated: Sep 06, 2009 07:13 IST

An Indo-Canadian NGO has contributed $ 1.4 million for upliftment of underprivileged children in India in past three years.

"Underprivileged children in rural, tribal and urban areas are being served by providing healthy living conditions and vocational training at 70 student homes in the country, and 23 new homes are under construction," Dr Terry Papneja, President of All India Movement (AIM) for SEVA said on Saturday.

He said the organisation, which has now achieved Special Consultative Status with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations, provides children free residential accommodation, education, tuitions and vocational training.

"In addition, the children are trained in extra-curricular activities like handicrafts, music, dance and sports. They are also given nutritious meals and medical aid to keep them healthy," Papneja said.

The Children were also given nutritious meals and medical aid to keep them healthy. These student homes have now become the growing hubs for sustainable change at the grassroots, Papneja said, adding that the organisation ensured that every child reaches the finish line -- vocational training that culminates into gainful employment.