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

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Area of Operation
Area of Operation

Girl Child | differently abled

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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

20 December, 2022

Girls are happy to be in school!


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Activities and work undertaken in the last 5-6 months

In the period of January to June 22, 29 girl children are paid. The children are from Vidya Vikas, BVK Visalakshi Nagar and Prakruthi School. A school fee of Rs 3000 is paid directly to the school. The remaining amount is used for buying uniforms, books, bags, etc. for the children. All the schools are located around the slums in Visakhapatnam. Kidpower India works with a network of 20 low-cost schools in Visakhapatnam to identify and support girl children from poor backgrounds. This is the first year the schools are fully functioning after COVID-19. There is a significant improvement in children's education and activities carried out in schools. The children have participated in different activities conducted in the school. We are very happy for the children!

Challenges faced and next steps

This is probably the first academic year, the schools were not impacted by COVID-19. Unfortunately, the families got economically impacted and some parents are struggling to support their children’s education even after getting a partial scholarship which is a challenge for us . Some of the parents have moved to their native villages. It is sad but we will replace the children with new case studies. Our plan is to support more girl children’s education through this mission. It will help the girls to continue their education. We are committed to protecting and promoting girls' safety and quality education.

Stories from the ground

Aarsinkala Pravlika is 10 years girl child now studying 5th standard at Vidya Vikas School. Her elder sisters Trilochana and Rakshita are also studying 10th and 8th standards respectively. Pravllika goes to school with her sisters without fail. Pravalika told Padma, the Community coordinator; as her father is working hard for family survival and children’s studies, they too wish to study hard to reach higher studies to fulfil their father’s ambition. The family is staying in a government-allotted scheme house. Her father is daily wage labour and his income is very low. However, the family is committed to their children’s education.

Pravallika is active and clever. She finishes her homework regularly. If she has any subject doubts, her sisters help to clear the doubts. In her 4th class final examinations, she got 86% of marks and in her recent FA 1 examinations she secured marks; in Telugu-23, English-21, Hindi-24, Science -22.5, General Knowledge 19, and Maths-20 out of 25 of each subject and a total 86%. She also draws pictures very nice. She drew plants and nature in her Science test and her teacher appreciated for her skill.

31 May, 2022

The girls are happy to be back to school after COVID19 lockdown!


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Activities and work undertaken in the last 5-6 months

A total of 32 children are supported by 4 different schools: Sri Mukha, Jubille School, Haragopal, and Vidya Vikas School. An amount of Rs 3000/year is paid for school fees. The children were also provided with uniforms, bags, and learning materials. All the schools are located around the slums in Visakhapatnam. In the coming months, we will be supporting another 45 children studying in different schools.

The schools were closed in April due to the COVID-19 second wave and started again at the end of August 2021. This is a major relief for the children and their parents. The education of children is badly impacted by COVID-19. Many of the low-cost schools were not in a position to conduct the online classes because there was less interest from parents willing to pay online teaching fees. Many children are also not in a position to participate because they do not have smartphones or good internet access.

After the schools opened, we started paying the school fees of the children. Many families' livelihoods and health were badly impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. By paying school fees, it has been ensured that the girls stay in school and continue their education.

Challenges faced and next steps

The schools were closed in mid-April 2021 because of the COVID-19 lockdown. During the period, we struggled to reach the girl children to support them or pay their school fees. When school started in mid-August, we actively reached out to the children and encouraged them to go to school. Many families are struggling to pay fees because of the loss of livelihoods and income. We have assured the parents that they can send the children to school and that they will receive fees and other support. We paid 32 girls' fees and we aim to plan at least 80 girl children in this academic year. We were worried the schools might be closed due to the new Omicron variant concerns. Fortunately, schools were not closed in Andhra Pradesh.

Stories from the ground

Pindrala Keerthi (pic: girl catching the ball) is studying in 7th grade, and she scores 70 percent in all subjects. Her favorite subject is Telugu, and she wants to become a police officer. Her hobbies are watching television and reading books. Keerthi has one brother. His name is Sandeep. He is studying in the same school. During the COVID-19 lockdown, they went to the village because their parents did not have work and there was not enough food. She is glad the schools are open and she can go to school again.

Her father's name is Durgarao. He works in a scrap shop and earns Rs. 500/-per day if he goes to work. He is completely addicted to alcohol. He wastes all the money and does not support the family. He has also accumulated a lot of debt, and there are always problems at home. Her mother's name is Naga. She works in a scrap shop and earns Rs.300/-per day. She has to support the family with less income. During the COVID-19 lockdown period, they had to stop working for many months, and they struggled a lot to even feed their children.

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.