Dear AFEC Supporter,
I hope you and your loved ones are safe as we all try to cope with COVID-19!
As of March, before everything shut down in India, 83 youth who had aged out of institutional care were enrolled in AFEC's Launchpad for Adulthood Aftercare program. Thanks to your generous support, we are delighted to be helping these “Achievers” who, with just a little bit of help, are determined to rewrite the course of their lives.
Unfortunately, the AFEC Achievers have been hit really hard by the pandemic. Educational institutions in India shut down, disrupting their career plans. The Achievers who had completed their training and had just started working were either laid off or have not received their salaries.
As hard as the last few months have been for all of us, imagine being 18, with no family support to fall back on, not knowing where money for food and rent is going to come from, or what the future holds.
During the pandemic, AFEC has stepped up with a special program to help these youth with essentials such as food and rent, and enable them to learn and grow using digital learning tools.
We will continue to provide additional support during the pandemic until our Achievers can resume their career plans. We are also aggressively recruiting more young adults to be part of our program as soon as it becomes feasible.
Below are highlights of our program impact so far. Hope you will continue to support us in investing in these young lives. Please do subscribe to our Facebook page to receive updates, and reach out to me with any thoughts or questions. I would love to hear from you.
President, A Future for Every Child (AFEC)
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