The Cohen Foundation of India and the Children's WISDOM Project are actively pursing change and reformation for children living in Southern India. Our interests and goals rely upon the success of each individual child. Through educational programs, community facilities, social and community development projects, and aid programs, CFI and WISDOM are seeking to not only affect lives but also change them in a significant way. With the long-term mental and physical welfare of our children always in mind, CFI and WISDOM are working with local communities, village councils, academic institutes, and organizations to create real opportunities for children in poverty. Although we are very interested in the fine details of academic and social development, we are also eager to create and introduce new forms of education that encourage creativity, expression, understanding, interest, and applicable-life skills.

All to often non-profits will supply resources but neglect the long-term growth and development of the communities they support. Only by devoting attention and care to each and every individual can a non-profit find success in their programs and operations. Non-profit work is a long-term commitment, and we are here to not only affect the community but to become part of the it for the future.

At CFI and WISDOM, we are concerned with both the present and future status of our community here in Southern India. With both today's welfare and tomorrow potential always in mind, we are working to develop programs that will affect the core of social, economic, and political issues within our community. Aside from our goals of providing health care, resource and food aid, and social support, CFI and WISDOM are creating, developing, and implementing new forms of education that will cater and serve children on a personal and individual level. Children of different socioeconomic background require different skills and knowledge. To accommodate these differences, we are working with local schools and academic organizations to implement new strategies and curriculums for students of different social and economic communities.

With support from organizations and individuals like you, CFI is taking measured steps towards long-term programs for children living in the rural and urban areas of Southern India. Great success is found in a community that is well guided, active, and organized. CFI and WISDOM are focused on alternative forms of education that will create new opportunities and change for children and the future of their communities. Whether it be local competitions, vocational training programs, wilderness field trips, creative classroom syllabi, or catered individual care and support, the Cohen Foundation of India and Children's WISDOM Project are excited for being involved with the future of children in India.

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Writing Competition

Our Independence day drawing competition was a great success. See more photos from the event:


Children's Day Alternative Education Conference


Join us for our educational event and conference this November. To learn more about how you can help, please visit our partnership page.


Urgent Needs

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Through collaboration and partnership we can generate a ripple effect that stimulates new growth and development for a variety of causes and communities. CFI and WISDOM are working with other organization from around the world to conduct research, training, and development projects for students, teachers, administrators, parents. and academic institutes. Join us today and change the lives and education of tomorrow.

Recent collaboration efforts:

  • Grace Physiotherapy and CFI conducted free therapy camps for children with special needs.
  • Training in English language (spell, write, read) for children living within slum communities in cooperation with the Boy's Reformation Club.
  • CFI an Manju Foundation are working to provide educational materials to teachers in Kodaikanal.

Donations For Us

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For as little as $10 a month a student can be fed for an entire month. Helping is much easier than you might have imagined. Make a difference in a child's life today by donating now.

Cohen Foundation and Children's WISDOM projects are maintained by the generous contributions of individuals and organizations who have shared their time and energy to help sustain our efforts for a brighter future. Join us today and create a spark of opportunity for children and the future of education.










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