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Our goal is to motive individuals like you to translate empathy into action, by providing orphaned children the opportunity to help themselves and, be treated with the equality they deserve.
The purpose of "Empower Orphans" is to elevate the well being of orphaned children and empower them to succeed, by helping them help themselves. Our focus is to help create self sufficiency by supplying them with the tools to gain a basic education and technical skills to enable a sustainable livelihood, leading to productive and positive contributions to society. In addition, "Empower Orphans" provides food and clothing in order to establish an effective learning environment. Furthermore, we intend to provide medical supplies and health care to better enable a learning environment.
The concept of Empower Orphans was ideated by Neha Gupta in 2005, when she was only nine years old. It is a tradition within the Gupta family to celebrate family birthdays by taking food and gifts to orphaned children in the family's Indian hometown. Since an early age, Neha has participated in this tradition during her trips to India from the United States.
When Neha was nine years old, the harsh reality of the orphaned children's prospects hit her hard. "When I realized that there is no one in the world that really loves them (orphans) and they could not get a good education, because they didn't have money to buy books, I felt very sad". Instead of internalizing these feelings, Neha took action and decided that she wanted to help make a difference in the lives of the orphans.