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The story of another Malala

When Priya was subjected to eve teasing, local police had to intervene to handle the situation. Out of her own distress, when she began talking to her school friends, she found out that she was not the only one who had to undergo such horror everyday. Many of her friends had faced similar situations but they refused to talk about them.

It was then when this 11th grader decided to raise her voice against this menace. She decided to do her bit to change the way girls deal with such situations. With the help of a Hope House volunteer, she started searching about reproductive health. To spread awareness, her next step was to conduct workshops for her classmates. On Children's Day, with the permission of the school authorities, she made a presentation on prevention of sexual abuse to educate 400 of her schoolmates and female teachers. A week later, along with her four friends, she also presented at a local church. Proud to see one of their resident students empowering girls of her own age, Priya was given the name - 'Malala of the Hope House'.

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About The Program

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Program Description

The Hope House runs an integrated home where they take care of children of all needs including children with different needs. Many of their children are orphans and are referred to them by the state of Tamil Nadu. Catering to children of 2-18 years, they make sure that these children attend school to learn and grow.

Children are also often admitted through someone's referral. People who come across a child in need and are aware of the Hope House services, requests for the child admission in the House. The House does a need assessment and makes a decision to admit a child or not. Once admission is granted, the child's family (if they have one) is counseled about their roles and responsibilities.

Following the right based approach, children are made aware about their survival, development and protection. The aim is to make sure that if need be, the children can protect themselves from being violated by anyone. They also try to follow the standards of childcare (staffing, infrastructure, nutrition and healthcare etc) that are prescribed in Juvenile and Justice Act and often conduct meetings with children or their families.

They lay great emphasis on children learning life skills apart from having academic excellence. For the same, children are taken on educational tours and are trained to operate computer, do banking and develop good communication & organizational skills. Children are also mentored to choose the right career path for themselves.

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About The NGO

The hope house
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The hope house

The Hope House aims to Nurture and empower children to become successful and responsible citizens.

Mr Ruby Nakka, the founder, grew up in a children's home in Andhra Pradesh for 12 years and was helped for 15 years in total. It was his childhood desire to help children like the way he was helped.

Mr. Ruby Nakka was living in the United States with his family that consisted of two adopted girls. It was his girls who reminded him and his wife about the children in need of help in India. It was they who inspired him and his wife to forgo their well paid jobs in the healthcare industry to start The Hope House. He in turn inspired two of his best friends (Manoah and Thomas) to join him and one among the two (Mr. Thomas) has relocated to India now.

Full time staff - 4

Contract staff -16

Volunteers - 2

Total Receipts for 2015-2016 - INR 4545923

Total Payments for 2015-2016 - INR 6005353

Activities and reach for the latest full Financial Year

Children able to read English at the speed of 10 to 15 words per minutes with less than 20 errors - 10

Children supported with ration supplies - 60

Children empowered in financial literacy - 50

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founders
Founded in 1991
NGO Leadership

Ruby Nakka

areas of operation
Area of Operation
Area of Operation

education | children

location of work
Location of Work
Location of Work

Tamil Nadu

last audited
Last Audited
Periodic Compliance Checks by GiveIndia

December 2018

reporting
Verification Visit Reports
Verification Visit Reports

Verification Report 1

Program Updates

Program Updates

28 November, 2021

Engaging children with innovative activities

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Activities and work undertaken in the last 5-6 months

It is with great satisfaction we submit this report to you - our donor, to give an update of the last six months of activities that the Hope House children have been engaged in:We continued with COVID precautions and protocols by restricting any visitor coming to the Hope House. In January, classes began for 9th grade to 12th-grade students but the beginning of the second wave of COVID forced our schools to shut and some students had to be sent home but overall, we cared for 12 students throughout. Keeping such young children engaged throughout the day without the school was a challenge but it is the creativity and innovation of thinking of our staff that seemed to have made all the difference. Our 10th 12th graders have passed their exams. Sharmila finished 12th grade and Vijayalakshmi finished 10th grade. Sharmila intends to write a medical entrance exam in India (called NEET) and Vijayalakshmi chose the pure science (physics, chemistry and biology) track to study in 11th and 12th grades.To engage the girls, we started a youtube channel (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCm8YEiNKN4BjTZ1gIY3Eo3A) and encouraged the girls to practice and make videos in dancing, science experiments and cooking. It really did wonders because they used to stay engaged for a good amount of time during the day. Apart from this, there was an NGO of Vellore Institute of Technology students called ERIDE (Empowering Rural India with Digital Education) who used to take spoken English classes through remote learning. We also used to take the girls on various kinds of activities such as trekking, playing in the evening, movie watching and eating good food.During these six months, we had two new admissions (Janani and Surya) who come from difficult backgrounds but quickly they adapted because of the unconditional love that was extended by the Hope House staff.


Challenges faced and next steps

When the vaccination was made available, we encouraged all the staff to start taking the vaccination for a long time no one was willing to take it. We arranged for two medical doctors to conduct an awareness camp on a remote platform on two different occasions. We also announced an incentive of Rs. 2000 (one gift for the entire organization). Quickly, our percentage had gone up from 6% to more than 85%. Fortunately, none of the children was infected for COVID.


Stories from the ground

Surya was referred to the Hope House by the Child Welfare Committee (CWC) of Vellore District who in turn had received this child from Childline. Surya's neighbour called Childline to report about the neglect and abuse that this four-year child was receiving from her grandmother and his mother. When he was admitted on April 30th, he was four years but was weighing only 6 kilos. We took him to Christian Medical College (CMC), Vellore on May 1st for a consultation and the blood work reported that his haemoglobin level is very low (2.5 grams). Doctors have transfused one pint of blood that same day. Doctors reported that if he had not been rescued, in another two weeks, he would have died. Perhaps for the neglect and abuse that he had endured, he is unable to verbalize but communicates with actions. Nutrition advice was sought from the same hospital before he was discharged. All the staff of the Hope House was instructed to give him unconditional love and made arrangements for his nutrition. Today, Surya is a different child. He weighs more than 10 kilos and his haemoglobin has gone beyond 10 grams. His malnutrition signs (bloated stomach) has reduced and his hair is growing normally. He gets speech therapy at the Hope House and he is beginning to recite one-syllable words. We are thrilled to death that we made a difference in this child's life but if not for support like yours, we couldn't have done what we did and we want to say a big thank you to you for your faithful and unconditional support.


23 March, 2021

What pandemic? We worked despite not being considered as frontline workers...

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When the pandemic lock down was announced, we've gotten down to business to help out those in need in our community. We distributed cooked food for 40+ days to 150 people every day, distributed dry groceries and also arranged for transportation for the migrant laborers. In our children's home, as per the instructions of the Government, we had to send out majority of our children home but at least about 10 children were there who couldn't be sent home due to various reasons such as safety. Government was informed about it and the Government had agreed for us to keep them.
Some of our children were young and to keep them inside the campus at all time without any interaction with outside world was a challenge.  But we engaged the children in different kinds of activities such as indoor games, watching television, gardening, taking care of livestock and of course lot of good food.
In the month of September, our girls received a gift of a cow. Just in a week, cow gave birth to a calf and they started getting milk. Since then, they’ve been drinking at least 250 ml of milk every day.  Around the same time, they also got a few chickens as gift and they’ve been receiving eggs also regularly.
On October 31st, they bid farewell to one of their oldest staff membere who retired after serving the organization for 15 years. Many girls shared their fondest memories. 
During the month of December, children received plenty of gifts and good food. We were able to purchase clothes for them with the help offered by Christian Medical College (CMC), Vellore.
In general, our children had a pleasant stay during the pandemic although as an organization we had to work extra hard to reach out to those that are in need of care and protection due to pandemic. We used part of your gift to pay for the groceries and the remaining to pay for the salaries of the staff who were taking care of them. 
If you like to know more about our work, we welcome you to our web site at www.indiahopehouse.org and social media links that are available at this site. Lastly, we want to take this opportunity to thank you for choosing to support us. We know that you have many options but you chose to support us and that means a world to us. God bless.



5 August, 2020

Home away from home!

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Home away from home!




In the last few months , Hope House has been a home away from home for 21 children (ranging from 2 years 17 years old). They engaged in different kinds of activities at the Hope House apart from academic activities at school. We received two German volunteers in the month of September who are sponsored by the Government of Germany and they engage children in various activities such as English conversational skills, computer education, physical education, gardening and pet care etc.
Normally during the month of December, our girls receive so much of hospitality that it cannot be described in words. They received many gifts and it made them all very happy. A local tertiary level hospital had given each child a gift of Rs. 700/- which they used to purchase clothes. A local donor had sponsored their special lunch on Christmas day.
In the month of January, we all went on an educational tour to Coonoor/ Ooty for four days. It was so much fun because we took the children on a toy train ride for three hours from the foothills of Blue Mountain at Mettupalayam to Coonoor. The scenery during the ride blew them away which they had never experienced before. In Coonoor, we stayed at Brooklands guest house which is known for its food and hospitality. While staying there, we visited many local attractions and enjoyed the evenings with dancing, singing, campfires and going for walks etc.


During this period children also engaged in various kinds of other activities such as gardening, pet care, indoor games and learning about computers. In the month of Feb/ March, our 12th graders wrote their final board exams and by the time the 10th graders we're about to take their board exams, COVID 19 interruption had come and all the children had to be sent home except for eight children who couldnt be sent home due to concerns of safety.


Our children pray to God for supporters like you on a daily basis for abundant blessings upon you.