Empower India’s
Forgotten Youth

Each year, over 50,000 Indian youth face a bleak reality as they turn 18, forced to leave their care homes (orphanages) without support or hope for their future.

You can make a profound and lasting impact in their lives by donating to their education and career development.

A group of students standing in a line

Abandoned once as a child, and again at age 18: the plight of youth in care homes

Abandoned once as a child, and again at age 18: the plight of youth in care homes

Approximately 400,000 children live in care homes: orphans, victims of homelessness, child labor, trafficking, sexual violence, poverty, and starvation.
Overcrowded care homes often lack good nutrition, education, and healthcare.
Every year, 50,000 youth who turn 18 are forced to leave, with poor education, no financial support, or skills to survive on their own.
Together, we can help them break the cycle of poverty and marginalization.

A Future for Every Child (AFEC) equips these youth with tools to craft their own success stories

A Future for Every Child (AFEC) equips these youth with tools to craft their own success stories

Our Launchpad For Adulthood program provides:

Impact
Since 2019

1331

AFEC Achievers
Enrolled

51%

 Women 

Across

8 States

in India

 71% 

 Employed 

(after training)

Ravina

Remarkable Resilience: Escaping Forced Marriage and Rebuilding Her Life

Ravina lost both her parents when she was very young. She was able to live with relatives, but when they tried to force her into marriage, she ran away and was admitted to a care home. At 18, she enrolled as an Achiever. Now, she is a master trainer, living life on her own terms.

State/City: Mumbai
Joined: 2019
Course: Healthcare
Job: Master Trainer

Ravina lost both her parents when she was very young. She was able to live with relatives, but when they tried to force her into marriage, she ran away and was admitted to a care home. At 18, she enrolled as an Achiever. Now, she is a master trainer, living life on her own terms.

Our Commitment
To ensure lasting, sustainable change, each youth in our program will receive support and mentoring until they are established on a path to success. We focus on measurable outcomes based on data and analysis. Transparency and effective use of donations are the keystones to our success.

PROGRAM PILLARS

Hear from the AFEC community

The return on each dollar rarely feels this satisfying, or so rewarding.
Seth and Deb Strichartz
Donors
When I turned 18 and left the Mission (care home), my family members said I had to get married. If I went against my family, I would have had to live on the streets. AFEC helped me get training and a job, and now I have financial freedom.
Pooja, Mumbai
Achiever
After I turned 18, I did not know what I was going to do next. I was very scared. Through AFEC I became an Auxiliary Nurse Midwife and I am now earning Rs 16,000/month.
Reshma, Pune
Achiever

Give these forgotten youth a life of dignity and purpose

Contact Us