Vijaya Chavendra is a close friend of the Vonumu family. For few years, she have observed the good work of helping children from Uplift a Child. She started to sponsor some children initially in her family name and after few years, she got the interest to do this in a big way in Canada. Prior to doing that, she sent one of her volunteer friend from Canada to check on the children in India. Her volunteer friend met all of the children locally at School, spent a lot of time talking to them and interacting with them. Vijaya and her volunteers liked the model of Uplift a Child International.
In 2016 Vijaya registered Uplift a Child Canada Foundation in Ontario along with her team. Uplift a Child Canada is an independent Canadian organization with full control of its activities around the world. It takes advise and suggestion from Uplift a Child International as the model is similar.