Focusing on children, Reaching the Unreached supports them and their families within local communities where possible. If this fails, our four Children’s Villages act as a safety net, providing care in a community setting with a foster mother, brothers and sisters. Children admitted have often lost one or both parents to diseases such as TB or HIV, to accidents, alcoholism, suicide or domestic violence.

Last year, we cared for 954 children in our Children's Villages and hostels. That's not to mention the 1,868 children educated through our schools, balwadies (pre-schools) and evening study centres, or the 2,465 bore wells we have drilled to date. No fewer than 27,000 consultations took place in our medical and mobile clinics in 2019/20, while we directly supported 100 children from families affected by HIV/AIDS. We have 2,000 women members of our self-help groups and have built 8,800 houses to date.

Within these statistics, every number represents the life of a unique person whose future has been transformed – not to mention the positive impact on their family and community. 

Ann Sargent was a devoted supporter of RTU for many years and, herself a biomedic, sponsored the training of RTU children as biomedical students through their college courses so that they had the opportunity to study further once they left school.  

Samantha Sargent