Holt Celebrates the 25th Anniversary of Our Longstanding Partner in India

Join us as we celebrate Vathsalya Charitable Trust!

In June, Phil Littleton, Holt president and CEO, will travel to India to join the 25th anniversary celebration of Vathsalya Charitable Trust (VCT), the cherished partner agency Holt helped establish in Bangalore. Based on the model of care that Holt founder Harry Holt established in Korea, VCT continues to provide loving, attentive care to orphaned and abandoned children in India. Today, our longstanding partner also provides educational support for children, and long-term care for children with special needs.

On June 7th, VCT will hold a special anniversary event, celebrating their rich 25-year history of helping children join permanent families both in India and the United States. The event will also serve to raise awareness of VCT’s work as well the children who still wait for families. Dean Hale, Holt’s director of programs for India, will also attend this special anniversary event.

Did your child receive attentive care at VCT before coming home to you? Were you provided care at VCT before joining your permanent family? Or do you have a special connection to the work of VCT? We would love to hear from you!

In the weeks leading up to the anniversary celebration in India, we are asking families to write letters of congratulations. Tell us what VCT has meant to your family, and thank them for their long and outstanding service to children in need.

We will need the letters, sent to maryf@holtinternational.org, by the end of May.

We look forward to hearing from those who have been touched by the work of VCT!

Thank you!