Friends of Children

Project Brief: Friends of Children (FoC) sponsors college education for children based on need and merit. Apart from scholarships, they also conduct workshops to help prepare the students for successful employment upon graduation.
Project Type: College Education (description)
Primary Focus: other (description)

Secondary Focus: other

Area: Urban
Supporting Chapter Contact: Boston/MIT
Status: current / ongoing
Project Steward: Pallavi Kulkarni
Project Partner(s): Aparna Pardeshi
Other Contacts: Vani Subramanyam
Project Address: , Plot 497, Sector 28,,Pradhikaran,Pune,
MAHARASHTRA  411044
Tel: +919890093187
Stewarding Chapter: Boston/MIT
Nov 2016Boston/MITUSD 886
Jul 2016Boston/MITUSD 2647
Mar 2016Boston/MITUSD 305
Oct 2015Boston/MITUSD 311
Jul 2015Boston/MITUSD 639
May 2015Boston/MITUSD 926

Total = $5714

Friends of Children (FoC) sponsors college education for children based on need and merit. Apart from scholarships, they also conduct workshops to help prepare the students for successful employment upon graduation.

FoC sponsored 280 students for the year 2013 -14.
To facilitate a better future for children from economically backward sections of society, through the medium of education.

To spread awareness, on the necessity for quality life and quality education for children from all walks of life.
Friends of Children (FoC) is a non - profit trust working in Maharashtra,providing financial assistance to poor college going children to complete their higher education. Founded in 2003 by a group of people with a dream to lend a helping hand to society. The underlying objective was to reach out to deserving youth using education as a medium to help them grow as strong individuals with an opportunity for a sustainable livelihood.

In the course of the past decade, FoC has reached out to more than 2574 students and assisted them with scholarships amounting to Rs 127 lakhs. Apart from financial assistance students are also prepared for employment with the help of workshops. These workshops cover various life skills and facets on personality development through these sessions. Rural students have no exposure to any such platform and through the past 4 years, the workshop schedule has been reaffirmed by the positive feedback and the higher level of confidence the students display. FoC also conducts a rigorous residential program for the senior students, preparing them for the professional world. Students are called into Pune for 3 days at a time and exposed to various sessions covering Resume Preparation, Facing Interview Tips, FAQs in Interview, GDs, corporate and email etiquette and requisites that raises the platform for them in this competitive world.

Students have been sponsored in Pune city, Rajgurunagar, Manchar, Ghodegaon, Narayangaon, Ale, Junnar, Sangli, Miraj, Kavalapur, Soni, Someshwarnagar and Saswad.