Educate a girl child in an integrated environment by Kidpower India

Educate a girl child in an integrated environment


Every monthly donation helps educate differently abled girls like Teja

Buradapati Teja is a class 8 student at Visakhapatnam. Teja has an elder sister who studies in class 9. Teja and her sister live with their father in a small, one-room house for which they pay a rent of INR 2000 per month. Owing to the low family income, Teja and her sister find it difficult to continue with their education.

Kidpower has been supporting her with school fees and other educational necessities. She does not have to worry about things like stationery or school bags anymore! Teja is a meritorious student who also excels in extracurricular activities at school.

Teja dreams of becoming an engineer when she grows up. A little help can support kids like Teja continue their education.


By donating to this program

You will be sponsoring the benefits for different beneficiaries every month

About The Program

What the beneficiary gets
School Supplies
What you get
Tax Exemption
Periodic Reports
Program Description

Kidpower supports the poor girl and disabled children who may drop out of school due to the inability to pay fees. Through a network of schools across Visakhapatnam, Kidpower identifies about 10 to 20 such children who may need their help.

Once the programme receives funding, the team at Kidpower visits the homes of such kids to assess the extremity of the situation. Hereafter, they hand over the fees of the student along with basic necessities like school bags, books, etc directly to authorities at school. Kidpower has also involved tailors who visit these schools and makes uniforms for the students.

Kidpower makes regular visits to these schools and the homes of the kids to ensure they do not drop out of school.

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About The NGO

Kidpower India
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Kidpower India

Kidpower India is a non-profit organization that was started in Visakhapatnam to empower children and teenagers against all forms of exploitation or abuse and to protect child rights and basic rights guaranteed under our constitution and various laws.

The organization provides positive and practical training workshops in safety skills to children, teens, and adults and equips them to confidently face an array of unexpected situations. Additionally, they have adopted a unique Social Change Model in their methods that contain 3 core elements: empowerment training, the inclusion of children in decision-making and cooperation among stakeholders. Their small staff of 13 has done an admirable job of achieving 50 safety training sessions, providing a scholarship for over 250 girl children and providing education material to 80 children with disability.

Their vision to work together to create a culture of caring, respect, safety for all children, has benefited numerous children living in the slums of Visakhapatnam.

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Founded in 1991
NGO Leadership

Praveen Vempadapu

areas of operation
Area of Operation
Area of Operation

Girl Child | differently abled

location of work
Location of Work
Location of Work

Andhra Pradesh

Kidpower India has

provided scholarships to 720 underprivileged meritorious girl children

last audited
Last Audited
Periodic Compliance Checks by GiveIndia

Renewals FY 19-20

Program Updates

Program Updates

7 October, 2021

Educate a girl child in an integrated environment


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Activities and work undertaken in the last 5-6 months

A total of 31 girl children were supported: B.Sravani, Jyothi, Padmaja, Deepika Patro, Radhika, Y.Navya, Dhanasri, J.Jai Bhanusree, P.Satya Sahitya, M.Hymavathi, D. Sravani, B. Bhargavi, L.Kumari, Ch. Pavithra, D.Sai Pranthi, Neeladri Deepika, Papala Navya, Rauti Gayatri, K.Hima Bindu, K.Jyothi, V.Jhansi Rani, B.Mounika, Kusuma Varisini, Revathi, E.Leela, Mumtaz Begum, Ch. Sirisha, Aruna, O.jyothi, Ch. Sneha and K.Divya Sree. The children are studying in BapuSchool, Haragopal, BVK Visaakshi Nagar, BVK Assam Garden, BVK Durga Nagar, etc. All the schools are located in Visakhapatnam city. The school fees were paid and they will receive uniforms and education material at the beginning of the new academic year.The schools were functional from mid-January 2021 till mid-April 2021. During the period, the children were glad they could come back to school again and meet their friends. Unfortunately, the schools had to close again because of the COVID19 second wave. Children started attending online classes. The school opened again at the end of August 2021.

Challenges faced and next steps

Challenges: The schools were functional from mid-January 2021 till mid-April 2021. During the period, the children were glad they could come back to school again and meet their friends. Unfortunately, the schools had to close again because of the COVID19 second wave. Children started attending online classes. The school opened again at the end of August 2021. The schools were closed in mid-April 2021. We could not pay school fees or provide any support. The schools started at the end of August 2021 and we started our support again. The learning of the children and financial impact on the family is profound and will take time to recover. Online classes reach is limited for poor children, high costs of COVID19 treatment, loss of income of family members, unable to cope with the pressure of staying at home all the time, etc. are some of the issues the family encountered. In this context, our goal for the next 6 months is to ensure that all the children we are supporting do not drop out and return to school.

Stories from the ground

Stories from the ground: Nageti Kusuma Varshini (center in the pic) is studying 6th class at BVK Durga Nagar, Visakhapatnam. Her father is a welder. Because of the COVID19 pandemic, his work and income have been reduced. He is struggling to support the family. During this period, Varshini's grandmother was hospitalized because of COVID19. After 20 days at the hospital, she recovered and came back home. Her father has to borrow money for high interest to pay the hospital bills.Varshini likes to come to school. She said that she followed online classes and yoga online using her father's mobile. However, she is very bored at home and was glad she can come back to school again. She is happy to see her teachers and friends. She has a younger brother who studies in the same school. She and her brother used to quarrel a lot and her mother is glad the children are back to school. Varshini said she loves her mother and during the lockdown, she used to help her in cooking.

23 March, 2021

Children begin to attend schools


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In this half-year, we have supported 10 children's school fees. Three children (Muvvala Radhika, Pilla Dhanalakshmi, and Velduri Anu) are studying in BVK Visalakshi Nagar, two children are studying in Minerva Gopalapatnam and the remaining five children are studying in Bapu Vidyaniketan, Gopalapatnam.

The COVID19 situation and lockdown mean schools and children's education is disrupted. Schools in Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh have started opening from 2nd November 20. As of now, children who are studying in 7th to 10th class are allowed to come to school on alternative days. The children from the lower classes are attending online classes only. The schools are using different methods like zoom calls, sharing videos/ texts through WhatsApp, etc. to teach and engage children. Five children are attending school now, while five are getting online classes only.

5 July, 2020

Girls - play and work !


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Girls - play and work !

In total 5 children were supported from 2 low cost schools: BVK Assam Garden and Little Stars in Visakhapatnam. It is told that both schools have conducted science fair and the children have actively participated in the event. Some of the children went to their native village during winter vacation and they really enjoyed it.

19 November, 2019

Girls enjoying extra-curricular activities


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Girls enjoying extra-curricular activities

22 July, 2019


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Program Update

A total of 6 children were supported under the donation option. All the children supported are from BVK Durga Nagar, Visakhapatnam. The children live in slums around the school. The parents are mostly involved in labour works and their income is low. A health problem of a family member or alcohol problem of a family members makes the situation more complex. This threatens the education of the children, especially girls. By paying school fees and regular family follow-up we want to ensure that the girl children continue their education. As part of the program, the school fees of the girl children were paid directly to the school. Kidpower staff visited the children at home and discussed the situation with the parents and the importance of education.

Story from the field

Keerthi Priya and Sirisha are sisters. While Keerthi is studying in 1st class, her sister is studying LKG. Both of the girls studying in BVK Durga Nagar, Visakhapatnam. Her father used to work as a security guard and his income is very low. Added to his low income, he is addicted to alcohol and does not give much money at home. At present, it is known that, the father of the girls got his leg fractured and is not going to work, worsening the situation more. They live in a small house for which they need to pay a rent of Rs 3000 per month. The mother tries to make both ends meet by taking small loans, or receiving some help from her parents etc.

But the current situation makes it difficult for the family to support the children education. Keerthi Priya is good in studies and usually is among the top 5 children in the class. Sirisha also likes to go to school and likes signing nursery rhymes. Both the sisters like watching cartoons on television.

It is told that, before the mother of the girls had to pawn her little gold to pay the fees of the girls. A part of the fees paid under GIVE INDIA YEARLY SUPPORT PROGRAM really helped the girls, their mother told the Kidpower staff. The fees paid to the school really helped the girls to stay in the school and continue their study.

What is the expected total number of beneficiaries in this program for FY18-19?100
What is the number of beneficiaries/ benefits provided in this program, Year-To-Date6
Village/City/State where project is locatedVisakhapatnam
Total Budget for the project for FY18-19395000
Total Expenses for the project YTD23700

23 May, 2019


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Program Update

Kidpower India supports poor girl children/ disabled children through a network of schools and Non Profits catering to the children from poor background who live in the slums in Visakhapatnam. The school fee is paid directly to the school. Kidpower staff makes regular visits to the school and home to ensure the child does not drop out of school and the children are motivated to do well in her education. In the last quarter we have supported 35 children from three different schools: BVK Assam Gardens, Steel City Public School, Little Stars. The school fee was paid and the children will receive uniforms and education material in the beginning of next academic year.

Story from the field

Kalivarapu Devi Apoorva is a girl studying in class 2 in BVK School, Assam Gardens, Visakhapatnam. She studies well and gets good marks. She likes playing with her friends. Her hobby is watching cartoons on television and painting. Apoorva had some problem in her kidneys and had put on lot of weight during last year. After taking some medicines, she was normal again. However she has to take medicines regularly. Out of her father’s income, a big part is to spent towards her medicines, and this is making her father feel very difficult to afford school fees. Her father is an electrician and does small household works. His income is low and is unable to support the medical and education costs of Apoorva. Apoorva’s mother, Bhavani, is not able-enough to go out to work and earn money. She has to look after Apoorva and her baby sister, Lahari, who is 18 months old. They live in a small house for which they pay a rent of Rs 1800/ month. They were thinking of stopping her education or send her to government school. Kidpower India, with support through GiveIndia, paid Apoorva school fees and she is able to continue her education with less burden on her father. He is now able to support the children health costs. Kidpower India social worker makes regular visits to motivate and ensure the child continues her education.

What is the number of beneficiaries/ benefits provided in this program, Year-To-Date70
Village/City/State where project is locatedVisakhapatnam
Total Budget for the project for FY18-19600000
Total Expenses for the project YTD280000

28 February, 2018

Student sponsored excels in team sports


Every month a fee of Rs 400 is paid to 291 girl children or children with disability who come from poor background and are unable to afford to pay for education. These children study in different low-cost schools.

One of the children supported by this program, Nikitha participated as a Girls' team member from her school in the Inter-Schools Sports Competition for Madhurawada to Bheemili Zone schools. Their team won 3rd in the Kho-kho game.

She also participated in the Lunch Donation Program organized in her school for about 150 poor people of the surrounding areas where she and her friends served food and distributed clothes.