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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: International, International Relief

Mission: Children International is a nonprofit worldwide humanitarian organization serving needy children and their families since 1936. Our mission is to help children living in dire poverty. This is accomplished through the generosity of our contributors by providing children with program benefits and services that meet basic needs, enhance their self-esteem and raise their physical and educational levels in a meaningful, lasting way. Our goal is that each child will grow into a healthy, educated and self-reliant adult.

Results: We currently aid more than 340,000 children and their families in 11 countries, including the United States.

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Rating: 2

We know Children International is doing a great job in providing support to thousands of children across the world. And, we are proud to be associated with CI as its staff.

We regret, though, to mention that Regional Director for Asia, Appu is very unprofessional person. He is harassing everyone in Asia Region. Personally, if he doesnt like someone, he harasses him so that the person resigns from CI. How do you want to run a company? An organization is a team and not an individual. CI can not support over 100 thousand children across Asia with just one person. We dont know what is the design in his mind. He thinks that organization is run like a small store and he thinks he can run it on his own.

He is a two faced man. He is very nice with everybody at Kansas City and acts like a dictator with every one in Asia region. Is that how Children International work in other regions?

He is a glorified peon who is just not doing anything in Asia. His only job is to keep Kansas City happy and the field goes through hell where unnecessary pressures are created on field staff, unnecessary demands are made on them to deliver results that are not practical. And, when you ask him for direction, there is a total SILENCE.

He demotivates the staff. There are some points that we would like you to know:-

1. He is indecisive (lots of issues take a long time for its resolution). It requires continuous follow up with Appu for his decision.
2. He is biased. He is good with some people and provide them extra protection.
3, He takes things personally and not professionally.
4. He usually doesnt respond to any phone calls. He acts in a very strange manner.
5. He is not a director who can be looked up to for direction, advice, help and support to resolve issues. It always appears as if he is only trying to save his own skin. Everybody else remain in miserable condition.

He is smart in one thing - to keep CI Kansas City EXECUTIVES in good humor all the time.

How do we work with such unprofessional person? A man with no direction, no conviction, no integrity, no trust. Nobody is happy working in the region. All want to resign from their job. Unfortunately, they cant afford to due to global recession.

There have been some resignations from some people who havent been able to cope with him.

How would you want to run the organization to support thousands of children in Asia? Do you think Ramdas Pai alone can assist CI in helping these children? It requires a serious change in the management in Asia before Appu destroys all the SOAs in Asia.

We work for upliftment of poor children. We need your help and intervention in helping the company to do the good cause.

Please help.

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