Friends of Kasam is a small non-profit dedicated to support the education of underprivileged children in Kasam, Tamil Nadu, India. We are a registered, tax-exempt public charity as defined under section 501(c)(3) of the US Internal Revenue Code.
We follow the 100% model - meaning that all funds raised publicly from this website are used directly and solely for the education of children. Any operational costs are borne by private donors and funds for them are raised separately.
In our first year of operation (2016), we raised funds to support the tuition and other educational expenses of 30 students at King's Matricluation School (KMS). KMS educates over 850 K-12 children from surrounding villages in English and Tamil. For a rural education center, KMS has excellent infrastructure and resources with 24 teachers, three science labs, a library, a sports ground and a computer center with 26 PCs and high speed internet!
In our second year of operation, we raised funds to support 44 students. We also sponsored the first year of college for Mohan Raj, a KMS graduate, through the continued support of his sponsor Doreen Denlinger.
In 2018, we are raising our goals! We are aiming to sponsor 50 students, support Mohan Raj's second year of college, and also support a Hindi teacher at KMS.