Bright Life Foundation
Bright Life Foundation is a non-profit organization which is focused on helping children. With the tagline ‘Shelter the Light’, the organization focuses on children at risk in India and United States. The major population that they will help in their inaugural project includes orphans, homeless children, and those infected with or affected by HIV in Andhra Pradesh, India. The children oriented foundation was founded in the year 2010 in Missouri. The organization has no religious affiliations.
Bright Life Foundation achieved U.S. President’s Volunteer Service Award Recognition in 2012. The award is given in recognition for exceptional contributions in community services to the US. It achieved North American Telugu Society’s Charity Award and Community Service Award bestowed by noted philanthropist and Telugu film legend Akkineni Nagesara Rao as well in the same year.
Bright Life Foundation was established by Dr. Subbarao Polineni. Polineni, who was raised mainly by his grandmother until the age of 8 due to lack of resources, has learned about life at a young age. At the age of 13, he lost his mother and was estranged from his father. He went to a college with the help of his maternal aunt and uncle. After he shifted to USA in 1971 with his wife, he has taken several initiatives for children.
Most of his initiatives are towards children. In 2009, he started a school “The Sri Sarada Niketan Public School”. This is an independent school which focuses on the natural curiosity in children along with their intellectual ability. The school also teaches athletics, artistry, and leadership skills. The school focuses on teaching life values and tries to create a homely environment for the children, in addition to taking care of the nutritional, medical, and psychological needs of the children. Dr. Subbarao Polineni has dedicated most of his life for the welfare of children and with Bright Life foundation, he has taken a new step.