Educational Institutions

Inspire International

  • Richmond, VA
  • www.inspire-international.org

Mission Statement

Inspire International's mission is to create caring communities of faith that teach the Word of God, promote literacy, alleviate poverty and bring hope. Our vision is from John 10:10--to "...have life and have it abundantly." Our program areas are: adult literacy, children's ministry and education, health and community development, and discipleship.

Main Programs

  1. Adult Literacy, Discipleship, Leadership Training, Children's Education and Ministry, Health & Community Development
  2. Program 2
Service Areas

Self-reported

International

South Asia: India, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Bhutan

ruling year

2005

Principal Officer since 2004

Self-reported

Rev. J. David Singh

Co Principal Officer since 2001

Self-reported

Ms. Nalini Singh

Keywords

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Adult Literacy, health, hospitals, poor, international, india, women, children, Bible, Christian

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EIN

25-1457139

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Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Adult, Continuing Education (B60)

Christian (X20)

Urban, Community (S31)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Programs + Results

How does this organization make a difference?

Overview

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We educated 520 adults last year through our adult literacy program and are educating another 600 this year. Our literacy program brings new readers up to a fourth grade reading level and teaches numeracy and other life skills. We are in the process of expanding Makunda Christian Leprosy and General Hospital's labor ward. From a single room that housed only six beds, we are building an expansion that will house 60 beds, 10 labor tables, and will be closely connected to surgical facilities for emergencies. Our estimated completion date is April 2016; the total cost of this project is only $120,000! We provided $31,000 in assistance for Nepal flood victims this past summer! Our partners, the Emanual Hospital Association, and Leprosy Mission Nepal, worked on the ground, treating the injured and rebuilding devastated areas. We are int the process of serving 17,000 children through our Children's Festivals, at only $2/child! Children's Festivals occur during the summer holidays and provide values-based education through materials that are uniquely indigenous, for children who may not have any access to schools.

Programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Program 1

Adult Literacy, Discipleship, Leadership Training, Children's Education and Ministry, Health & Community Development

Adult Literacy programs targeted at womenHumanitarian crisis intervention and disaster reliefSupporting Christian hospitals Micro-enterprises and skills-building for the poor Educational programs for youth and support of Christian schools Discipleship Leadership Training

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Program 2

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Service Areas

Self-reported

International

South Asia: India, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Bhutan

Funding Needs

Our partner, Makunda Christian Leprosy and General Hospital, needs to expand their labor ward. This has been perviously cost-prohibitive, but overcrowding is so extreme that a new labor ward needs to be urgently constructed. The proposed capital expansion is estimated at $120,000. Makunda hospital serves patients who cannot afford to hospitalized deliveries due to the great expense. Their purpose is to serve the poor; a consultation fee is a mere 20 Rs. ($0.40). Delivering a baby costs 3,000 Rs. ($75—that's two tanks of gas) and a Caesarean costs 10,000 Rs. ($250—a couple of trips to the grocery store). Makunda also provides pro bono care to the poorest patients, including food and lodging. Help us improve tribal and refugee maternal and infant care, while preventing pregnancy related fatalities. Reaching 17,000 children annually through Children's Festivals . At $2/child (including teacher training, curriculum construction and printing), the cost is nominal and the potential great. Sponsors are needed for this $34,000 program. Printing adult literacy materials eight languages. 6,000 students are enrolled in our second literacy class a new tribe; each level of workbooks costs $3,000 to produce. We need $15,000 in total to print all literacy materials to enable this tribe to read and write their own names, empower the community.

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Inspire International
Fiscal year: Jan 01-Dec 31

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Operations

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Inspire International

Leadership

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Principal Officer

Rev. J. David Singh

Co Principal Officer

Ms. Nalini Singh

BIO

Rev. Singh has 32 years of experience in training leaders in India, Australia and the USA. He has been a lecturer and Head of Department at a major University and brings academic research to his work. He is trained in systems theory and a qualified Marriage & Family Therapist. He is well versed in both urban and rural work. He has also worked as an executive coach to directors.

STATEMENT FROM THE Principal Officer

" Dear People of God: I am deeply grateful to so many of you who love South Asia and have supported the work that we do there. We are here to share the love of God in Christ Jesus. This love reaches all peoples and all nations. India has produced several saints two of whom stand out. Sadhu Sunder Singh and Mother Theresa, both of whose lives touched the whole nation and demonstrated what it means to live like Jesus. We have a small, dedicated and trustworthy staff who work hard to accomplish our mission and fulfill our vision. In this endeavor we are also blessed to have a strong Board drawn from across the nation, who support the ministry both with their giving as well as their advocacy on our behalf. Our partners in South Asia have a proven track record and bring joy to our collaborative mission. India is a nation of large numbers, immense challenges and growing opportunity. I am deeply grateful for each one of you who have come alongside and stood with us through your support and prayers, to do something significant. Now is the time to go all-out and see how we can make a great difference! May the Lord bless and guide you! Your servant in Jesus Christ, Rev. J. David Singh"

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Mr. Robert E. Whitaker Jr.

Whitaker Publishng House

Term: Jan 2014 - Dec 2017

BOARD LEADERSHIP PRACTICES

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BOARD ORIENTATION & EDUCATION

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BOARD COMPOSITION

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BOARD PERFORMANCE

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