CHERISH FOUNDATION

Rating: 4.63 stars   24 reviews

Issues: Children & Youth

Location: 7-27, Opposite VSR Gardens, Chengicherla Road Medipalli, Near Uppal, Hyderabad Andhra Pradesh 500098 India

Mission: OUR VISION is to make each and every child to be self dependent and self independent with a bright career. Based on the areas of their interest we want to make them professionals like doctors, engineers, lawyers, social workers, IAS and IPS etc., Children are growing up in utmost fear and knowledge of God. At present there are 35 children between the age group of 6 –16 yrs with 16 Boys and 19 Girls. There is a couple and a wardens who stay along with children to take care with love. Future expansion is planned for another 5 children for the academic year 2010-11. By faith and commitment we are forwarding to take up the children to promote the best standards to these lives.
Direct beneficiaries per year: 35 children

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Rating: 4 stars  

Hi,
I had been associated with CHERISH Foundation for the time I was in Hyderabad. When I met children at CHERISH, I felt that Mr. David was trying his best to give a quality life to each and every child at CHERISH HOME. All the kids at CHERISH are provided with good education, nice sporting facilities. At the same time they are being groomed for Extra Curricular activities as well. I have spent several quality fun-filled moments with children and its feels great to work for such a wonderful cause. I would encourage others to help in anyway they can help CHERISH grow because I believe they are doing great with their job i.e. providing quality life to lovely and talented children over there and making them responsible to lead a successful life.

Hope to see them soon! :)
-Gaurav

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Rating: 4 stars  

I have been associated with Mr.David and Cherish Foundation for the past few years. I found this organization doing well with sincere, committed and honest approach. My interactions with the children in CHERISH made me feel that genuine work is being exhibited for bringing up the homeless children.

I was touched by Mr.David's perseverance in making the children educated in good schools. The children are well disciplined and cultured.

Sincere Wishes to CHERISH for their future endeavours.

Warm Regards,
Ganesh
Hyderabad
(+91 9963276677)

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I would help them in giving more vocational and professional skills to shape their future. I find the organization requires more infrastructure and funds for their educational needs.

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Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Some

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

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Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

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Rating: 4 stars  

2 people found this review helpful

Cherish foundation has been helping hundreds of homeless kids around hyderabad India to get a life that they deserve. I am blessed to be able to help this organization. May God bless the team who are the reason for the smiles on these kids faces. Keep up the good work.

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2013

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Rating: 4 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

Few relationship are so close and special that we do not remember how long we are been a part of it. Since few years I am associated with Cherish. From long time I wanted to get associated with an NGO where I can play some small role and help the needy people. I came across Cherish one fine day, visited Cherish few times, met the children, felt really happy and realized somewhere the sense of responsibility that I have towards them. the Org is small hence need more help. My satisfaction that I could personally get associated with Cherish encouraged me to take my next step and I decided to take the responsibility of a child's monthly sponsorship and helping in their school needs once a year. I know my contribution in not too big. But I want to share this hoping that someone would get inspire and feel the happiness that I feel every month when I fulfill my responsibility. I think we should play our part when people like David sir has contributed whole life towards Cherish. Of course we cant do what David Sir is doing,but we can help him by helping those children.

Anita

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Definitely

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Definitely

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Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2008

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Rating: 5 stars  

2 people found this review helpful

CHERISH Home has been a blessing to many children giving joy, hope, happiness and future to many lives. I personally visited the orphange many times; learned life lessons from these kids. David anna (brother)
and his family have put all their efforts and dedicated their life to run this orphange. All the children are disciplined, well behaved, studious, blessed with talents such as playing musical instruments, sports, etc. I wish and pray God that they have a permanent home to run the orphange. I was really blessed by visiting Cherish Home.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I wish and pray God that they have a permanent home to run the orphange.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

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Rating: 5 stars  

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In 2011 I had the privilege of spending time with the staff and children of the Cherish Foundation. The Cherish Foundation is a Christian Orphanage that is preparing young children to take their place in the new Indian Economy. They do this by providing a nurturing environment based on the Love of Christ and through a focus on education. These Children are loved, looked after and provided the adult attention that they require to mature into mature caring adults.

I am in awe of how much David is able to do with the funds that he has. I urge anyone reading this review to consider providing some support to Cherish, these children are worthy of your contribution and will benefit enormously from your gift.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Larger quarters so they could reach more children and better transportation so they could provide more opportunities to them.

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2012

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I was in India on an international assignment, a friend of mine from CORE LOGICS first introduced me to the 35 overwhelmingly loving caring happy and well cared for children. I spent nearly every sunday of the next four months with them. I want everyone who reads this to know that this foundation is well managed, and the children are extremely well cared for. You can be confident that your donation will be well spent. I urge anyone who happens to be in Hyderabad to call them, spend a day with them. You will keep memories that will warm you on those cold nights when you are alone. I don't know what else to say. I spent easily 16 days with them, they never fought, the never teased each other, they treated all of the others as siblings. They are simply amazing and you will be blessed if you have a chance to meet them.

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These children are being well educated, and taught english, the really have a chance to make a success of their lives as India continues to grow economically.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I would go there. but alas I am not courageous enough to give up my comfortable life to do that.

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I visited back in 2008 and I only spent a short time with David, his wife, staff and children, but it was wonderful to see the dedicated work they do in bringing up the children in the knowledge of God's love for them. We experienced such hospitality and the children seemed so happy and settled there. In fact, it would have been wonderful to have spent more time with them... maybe in the future.

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Life-changing

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2008

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This charity/orphanage is run on a shoestring by a humble and truly dedicated man with vision. There are 35 children of various ages in the orphanage and their aim is to give each child a good start and a real chance in life. The children's stories are all different but very sad.

It was a pleasure on my last visit to India to see the children in their own surroundings, and to see how the orphanage functions. The children are extremely polite, well behaved, and courteous.

The aim is that each child when it leaves the orphanage will have a profession to follow in life.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

If I could materially change anything in this organisation it would be to help them find a secure and permanent place to run the orphanage and not just a borrowed building, which could be reclaimed at any time.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Quite well

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Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

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Rating: 5 stars  

2 people found this review helpful

David Subramanyam is humble man, dedicated and vision oriented, its really a home, loving and god fearing children.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Help children in their academics

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For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

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Definitely

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2014

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The Cherish Foundation is a wonderful charity that upholds the values and compassion that God would insist on by caring for orphans, widows, the poor etc... David always makes every effort to communicate with those who donate, God bless this charity and it's workers.

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