Residential Training Program
The Residential Training Camp (RTC) program

The Residential Training Camps program is an intense, focused and interactive camp, held for durations of 1-2 weeks. SLF sponsors the participants, usually from rural areas, and provides boarding and lodging for the duration of the camp. A varied set of activities is planned from physical education, sports and games to personal development, communication, arts and national heritage where children participate in a vigorous, yet lively environment. The program aims at helping the children discover their potential and develop social skills required to succeed. To date more than 600 children benefited from this program.


Literacy, progress and, in general, success in life are all results of a good educational background. Despite its obvious benefits, a formal education is not universally accessible to every child. Education has been and still remains a luxury, a luxury often unattainable for the disadvantaged sections of our society.

In our ever busy and demanding world, it is sometimes necessary to stop and consider the plight of people less fortunate than us. In particular, of underpriviledged children deprived of an education in rural and semi-urban India.

SLF's goal is to provide the opportunity of primary education to the underpriviledged children and to prepare them for a productive life.

  Meet Our Beneficiaries
Address: Udupi, Karnataka
Annual Family Income: 10,000 Indian Rupees

Brief family background: Rajesh's father's sudden demise in 2002, put the family in financial distress. Since his passing away, Rajesh's mother, Mrs. Rehka, is solely responsible for raising her two children. Mrs.Rehka, who had been deprived of an education herself and has no other source of income, is currently staying with her father for sustenance. Rajesh's elder brother, Nagesh, is in grade seven and Rajesh is in grade four.

SLF recognized Rajesh's need for external financial help to continue his education, and adopted him under the AFE (Adopt a Family for Education) program in February 2004.

December 2004
Residential Training Camp in Udupi
June 2004
Program Launched