Supporting children in need towards a brighter future
Within its objective of aiding continuity in education of underprivileged youth, Emerson has partnered with SOS Children’s Villages of India, a non-government organization (NGO) that provides long-term support to orphan and abandoned children to grow up in a nurturing environment. The NGO offers a second chance for these children to be able to realize their full development – in terms of education, health and mental well-being. These children are supported until they are 24 years of age and settled in a career or marriage.
SOS ensures that each child has been enrolled in a recognized institute to help him/her acquire employable skills. Along with quality education, continuous mentoring helps the child develop qualities which helps him/her successfully achieve sustainable life goals. With successful employment, the young adult has a more seamless integration into society.
Emerson’s funding of SOS Children’s Villages of India will aid the education of approximately 1400 students across 32 villages who are studying in class 11th, 12th, or pursuing graduation and post-graduation, as well as those enrolled in vocational courses to make them employable and self-dependent in the future. With Emerson’s support, this initiative lays the foundation for a more promising future for these at-risk young adults to become respectable, productive members of society.
SOS Children’s Villages of India is part of SOS Children's Villages International that helps socially disadvantaged children grow through a holistic development – education, health and mental well-being. With a presence in more than 132 countries and over 500,000 beneficiaries globally, the NGO has established a strong network of supporting adults across 33 SOS Children’s villages in India, who mentor these children in a healthy and stable home-like environment.
Since its inception in India in 1964, the NGO has facilitated the settlement of over 2,500 children under its family-based care program. Over the years, these children have been equipped with both educational and vocational skills to lead happy and dignified lives. Thousands of young minds, with the support of the NGO, now hold the posts of teachers, management professionals, academicians, artists, journalists, soldiers, doctors, engineers, pilots, and businessmen in India and abroad.