Over 100 million children in India live in extreme poverty, ⅓ of all poor children in the world. They were born into a cycle of injustice and social discrimination. Girls, especially have very few choices. They are at-risk of sex trafficking, forced child labor and adolescent marriage.
Schools for the marginalized poor, when they do exist, are rudimentary and often struggle to get the resources they need.
Our partners go through a rigorous due diligence process with our on-site Partner Coordinator, along with oversight from our US-based staff. The required audit includes financial statements, legal documentation, strategic plans and leadership profiles.
The Education Advisory Council developed a Core Competencies framework for regular impact measurement of teachers and schools.
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Over the last 10 years, Dennis Mathew and a core team of other supporters and champions, have been raising awareness and fundraising for important initiatives in India, primarily focused on rescuing women and children from sex trafficking and slavery.
Through these efforts to provide restoration and rehabilitation, the team recognized that education was one of the keys to breaking the bondage of poverty, injustice, and social discrimination. However, many schools for the underprivileged in India are underfunded and lack the resources to provide true transformational learning.
In the fall of 2019, they launched Bloom India with the vision to establish 10 schools in 10 years. Read More…
Dennis is the co-founder and executive director of Bloom India. In this role, Dennis works with the board to set overall strategy, supports fund raising activities and drives programming in India. Dennis has been working with non-profits in leadership capacities over the last twenty years. He strongly believes that every child deserves a real childhood and his two daughters, Emilie and Micayla, have only deepened this conviction.
Dennis Mathew is also the Senior Vice President of Comcast’s Western New England Region (WNER). As the head executive of this region, Dennis oversees nearly 1.7K employees and all aspects of the residential and commercial businesses including sales, marketing, financial performance and customer experience. WNER serves almost 1M customers in 300 communities throughout New England.
Previously, Dennis was named a “Top 40 Under 40” executive by the Philadelphia Business Journal and Multichannel News and is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania ‘s Wharton School of Business.
Dennis enjoys spending time with his family which includes visiting nearby sites in New England, exploring restaurants in neighboring towns, playing games and building Legos.
Abe lives in the Dallas area with his wife and two children. He is the Chief Audit Executive of a Fortune 250 company based in Irving, TX. As a board member for Bloom India, Abe brings a wealth of experience in financial management and governance. He is also deeply committed to the organization’s mission of empowering children through education. Abe believes that by investing in children, Bloom India can help break the cycle of poverty and create a brighter future for generations to come.
When he’s not working or volunteering, Abe enjoys spending time with his family, traveling, and exploring new cultures. He is thrilled to be a part of the Bloom India community and looks forward to making a meaningful impact on the lives of those served by the organization.