India has over 400 million children below the age of 18.Half of these children do not receive adequate nutrition and health care, and only 10 percent study beyond grade 10.
OCAT leaders don’t see poverty,we see potential.We recognize the uniqueness and human dignity of every child and believe all children are born with innate talents and potential.We simply need to provide children with opportunities to grow and develop,To become world citizens,While simultaneously helping them realize their dreams.
What does OCAT do with funds donated by sponsors?
We make sure children are attending schools recognized for good academic standards and we pay the required school fees.
We give poor children free notebooks,school bags and stationery.Many children drop out of school because they lack simple school supplies, which families consider unaffordable! Providing notebooks and other supplies motivates children to go to and stay in school. Books are empowering, helping poor children develop knowledge and skills.
We provide a specialized education when school is not enough.
Early learning is crucial for every child.Our Little Steps Education Center (LSEC) is a neighborhood hub where poor children are provided quality education.LSEC offers a friendly learning environment, where even First Generation Literates excel.Children are offered a strong foundation in important subjects such as English, Mathematics and Science.
We offer a regular health checkup to each child, and share information on health and nutrition with children and their mothers.