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A 501(c)(3) humanitarian nonprofit organization based in Los Angeles, CA

Mission & Vision  Mission: To change patterns of inequality by supporting educational initiatives for youth affected by poverty and conflict.  Vision: We envision a world where all youth, teachers and communities are educated, empowered and uplifted.

About Visions

 Volunteer organization, driven by youth and young professionals  We work with underprivileged young people, teachers, and others in developing countries toward enabling them to become self-sufficient, leadership-oriented, healthy, and capable of participating in a global economy.  Visions has operated in Sri Lanka (since 2003) and India (since 2008).

Where We Work Sri Lanka: Batticaloa, Trincomalee, Jaffna, Colombo, Hambantota India: Karaikal, Theni, Dindigul, Perambalur

Who is Visions?  Founded in 2003; legally registered as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit charity in early 2009  Board of Directors + 1 part-time consultant + Chapter Coordinators  Over 90 international volunteers have spent time abroad with us; joined by dozens of local volunteers  Rely heavily on volunteers and on the goodwill of others, both locally and abroad

Our Programs    

Leadership Training Program Student Scholarship Program Teacher Support Program Volunteer Program  International  Domestic/Chapters

Leadership Training Program 

Reversing the “brain drain”

22 trainings held since 2003 across Sri Lanka, Kenya, & India

Over 1,300 direct beneficiaries and thousands more indirect beneficiaries

Developed own curriculum: Leadership & Life Skills, Human Rights & Citizenship, and Global & Local Issues

Kalagam Visions Learning Centre (KVLC)

The KVLC is a 5-story learning center being built in Colombo in partnership with Saiva Mangaiyar Kalagam. The facility will ease overcrowding at the attached all-girls school and provide supplementary education & extracurricular activities. In the long-term, it will also serve as a training facility that will benefit other teachers, students, local partners, and more.

Scholarship Program  Visions’ local partners help identify students in need of scholarships. Support is provided in a number of ways School tuition Vocational fees Room and board for residential students  Transportation fees   

Teacher Support Program  Visions coordinates and organizes teacher training programs by connecting experts in a particular subject to a group of teachers in needs of additional support. Some of the types of training include:    

Psychosocial support English IT/Computers Leadership & Life Skills training

Other Past Efforts 1.

Capacity-building/support for local partner organizations

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Donation of MultiMedia room to Hindu Ladies College 3 library books shipments (Colombo & Jaffna) Various student scholarships for Sri Lankan youth Supported 2 apprentices for KVLC project English teacher training program Organized Young Professionals Conference in NY and IT Conference in LA IDP student support at St. John’s & Chundikuli Colleges in Jaffna


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Chinmaya Organisation for Rural Development—Sri Lanka Saiva Mangaiyar Kalagam (Sri Lanka) SAWED Trust (India)

Volunteer with us!

Visions Chapters  Chapters –a group of motivated volunteers who work together and are committed to raising awareness, funds, and enthusiasm for Visions  Visions has Chapters in the following cities & universities:  San Diego, CA  Los Angeles/Orange County, CA  Northern California  New York City, NY  Toronto, Canada  Boston, MA

 UCSD  UCLA  Columbia University  NYU  University of Texas, Austin  Harvard University

Help us Build Tomorrow’s Leaders!

 Start or a join a Visions Chapter in your home city or university  Demonstrate the true meaning of service by becoming a regular Visions Intern  Inspire youth and transform your world view by volunteering abroad with Visions  Offer your professional services  Network on our behalf and spread the message of our work

Support Our Work  $50—sponsors 1 child for a 7-day leadership training  $100—sponsors 1 year of educational support for 1 child  $300—sponsors 3 months of vocational training for 1 student  $500—funds capacity-building training & teaching materials for 1 teacher

Get Involved with Visions 1621 Barry Ave. #PH1, Los Angeles, CA, 90025

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