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History

2000:  Our work began with the Sumangali Seva Ashram in Bangalore, Karnataka, India.  This ashram runs a K - 10 school for underprivileged children and provides boarding for over 100 girls, who are either orphaned or are supported by a single parent.  Ms. Reddy and her husband sponsored a few students from grades 8 to 10 and tracked their educational progress over the course of next 5 years. They realized that the most effective way to change the trajectory of these students is to provide opportunities for higher quality education. 
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2006: Ms. Reddy decided to focus on high school level youth. She started offering full scholarships that included tuition and living expenses.  Fifty-five 9th grade students were invited to apply for this scholarship. 
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2007: Based on 10th grade academic performance and personal motivation, 3 out of 55 students were sponsored.
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2008: An engineering student was added to the roster as an Arodhum Scholar.
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2010:

Ms. Reddy invited a few key board members to join her cause and formally created Arodhum International as an organization.

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2011: Registered Arodhum International as a non-profit organization in India.
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2012: Offered Arodhum Scholarship to a very promising student in USA. Currently, in the process of registering Arodhum International as a public charity under IRS Code Section 501(c)(3). We have started accepting private contributions from supporters of our cause.