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Two Cents of Hope
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Two Cents of Hope

Two Cents of Hope (TCH) is a registered non-profit organization aimed at facilitating education for under-privileged children and youth in India. It was founded by a group of graduate students at North Carolina State University in 2005.

With the help of philanthropic donors and committed volunteers, TCH continues to support education of hundreds of under-privileged kids in India. Some of our recent accomplishments include

  • Drinking water and sanitation infrastructure developed at rural schools in Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Odisha and Karnataka. Over 1300 students benefitted from this initiative.
  • Computer facilities provided in the following schools in Odisha – MTA School Koinpur, Vidyavihar Rudhapadar, Sikhyaniketan Rampur, Kankia School.
  • Dharithree – a school near Bangalore – provides tailored education and rehabilitation to underprivileged kids with mental and physical disabilities. Two Cents of Hope is working closely with Dharithree and sponsoring the education of kids with special needs.
More About Us

Our Process

01. Application

We obtain applications from students. Class 1 to 12 are given scholarships, degree students are given a no-interest loan.

02. Authentication

Project co-ordinators contact the applicant and validate the project

03. Selection

Based of the student’s profile and funds available, TCH members wordwide vote on project approval

04. Execution

Funds are directly transferred to the institution. We also initiate a periodic follow up of the student’s progress.

a few of…

Our Students

Prabhudeva S

Prabhudeva S

Class 10

A bright student who enjoys learning to use the computer and aspires to be an Animator. Prabhu has been our student for the past 5 years.



Class 9

An aspiring doctor, Sireesha is the daughter of a laborer. TCH has been sponsoring her education past 5 years.



Grade 10

A well spoken student who plans on becoming a Chartered Accountant. Her mother irons clothes to make ends meet. TCH has been sponsoring her education past 4 years.

joining hands with other organizations…

Friends of TCH


SOCARE is a unique non-profit organization, based in Karnataka, that cares for the children of life convicts and prisoners. We will be supporting SOCARE by sponsoring the $400 per month they need to fund its team of 14 teachers. Learn More …



We are actively seeking funds to meet our monetary goals for this project. TCH will be working with Dharithree Trust to educate 10 aspiring children with special needs. Learn More …

Gram Vikas

In partnership with GramVikas, TCH will be setting up computing facilities at 4 rural schools in Orissa.The total cost of this project is expected to be $5000. Learn More …


Nirmaan Organization

The Nirmaan Organization and TCH have provided sanitation, drinking water facilities and computer labs at rural schools in Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu. Learn More …


how you can help…

Join Us


On average $20 educates a student for a month. Donations can be made as a one-time or monthly recurring contributions of any denomination. Donations are tax deductible.


Become a part of Two Cents of Hope and help us spread the word, raise funds and help keep children in school.


Sponsor the education of a specific student. Our website has detailed information about the recipient and student’s performance reports will be available to the sponsor.