Matching Funds for Remote Education

The Remote Education Fund

Current Priority: The Education Fund is providing technology and equipment to help orphans and vulnerable children access remote learning during the coronavirus pandemic. You can double your impact!

Double Your Impact

When you give for remote education, your donation will be matched dollar for dollar by a generous donor up to $10,000 through December 31th. When we raise $10,000 we can give $20,000 for remote education!

The Problem

We asked the orphanages in India what the children need most right now at this stage of the coronavirus pandemic. The most pressing concern is accessing remote education. All schools are closed. Education is available on government TV stations or online. The orphanage administrators have asked for our help to purchase computers, projectors, TVs and smartphones so the children can continue their education remotely.

Your Investment in Education“We need only one computer with a projector for our children for their online classes.” [The administrators have been letting the children use their one office computer, but the sisters can’t get their work done.] — Sister Thangam, Fatima Home for Children, Tamil Nadu, India

“In our home six girls who are going to college have to attend online classes using smart phones. The children can learn the lessons by listening to the TV channel (the school education broadcasting channel). So we are in need of two TVs including cost of education channel — one TV for primary children and one for high school children.” — Sister Anne, St. Anthony’s Orphanage, Tamil Nadu, India


Children need access to remote education
“Children are using staff mobile phones for listening to the classes.” —Sister Rosemary

Access to remote education
Girls at Sr. Seline’s Home for Children gather around one of two computers.

The Solution

“The children are occupied with studies online and WhatsApp notes from the school. We are glad that last year you have granted two computers for the use of children. Now they are useful for the online classes. Also, thank you for sending the grant to buy the projector.” —Sister Suvartha, Sister Seline’s Children’s Home, Andhra Pradesh

Thanks to WC donors, on December 1st, World’s Children wired funds to pay for a projector for Sister Seline’s.

Projector gives access to remote education
WC donors provided this screen, a laptop, and projector for Little Flower Home for Children earlier this year.

The equipment requests are modest.
As you can see by the photo above, one computer hooked up to a projector,
can serve many children.

remote education needs

Loretta Worthington, Board Member

Loretta Worthington

Loretta Worthington

Board Member

Loretta met David Purviance on a chance trip in 2006, while seeking to be of service to the vulnerable children in India.  Since then, Loretta has been a longtime supporter of World’s Children as a donor, sponsor, and previous Board member.  She had the wonderful opportunity to return to India twice to visit several World’s Children orphanages, and even identified the Happy Home orphanage and petitioned to bring it into the WC family. Loretta raised funds to build a well at Happy Home, where it now has clean water for all the children and staff.

Loretta currently works with the Los Angeles County Department of Health Services as the Program Manager for the six Medical Hubs – the child abuse evaluation clinics for the County. She also serves as the Program Manager for the County’s Gender Health Program, serving patients seeking gender-affirming care in a safe environment.  Before her work with Los Angeles County, Loretta spent many years serving non-profit organizations in CA and in MN, her last as the Executive Director of a statewide non-profit in MN. She has a long history of volunteer work including Board Member and Board Chair service, grant writing and fundraising experience, program development, and creative leadership, all serving our most vulnerable and disenfranchised populations.

Loretta holds a Bachelor of Science in Human Services, a Master’s degree in Spiritual Psychology, and a Master’s degree in Organizational Leadership.  She lives in Los Angeles County with her partner, Myck, and their rescue kitties, Scooter and Thunder.

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