SLA’s purpose is to help transform the lives of vulnerable children in India. We do this by partnering with and supporting grassroots Indian NGOs that care for and educate children.
In 2015-16, for the 16th year running, we supported the Nazareth Association for Social Awareness (NASA) to manage the Light of Love Children’s Home and School in the town of Tuni in Andhra Pradesh state.
Our joint vision with our Indian partners is to reduce all forms of child poverty – physical, emotional, educational and economic – by providing each child with the care and security, encouragement, education and life skills that will empower them to develop their potential, self-esteem and aspirations. This will enable them to lead independent, fulfilling lives and to break cycles of poverty.
Since 2000, we have focused on caring for destitute children and we continue to do so. More recently we have expanded our focus to reach out to girls who are especially vulnerable and at greater risk of exploitation. We have adapted SLA’s purpose accordingly.