The JJ Metta Memorial Foundation was founded in 2006 in memory of Jayanth “JJ” Charya, who passed away in 2003 the age of 19. During his too-short life, JJ touched everyone who knew him with his sensitivity, caring, and generosity of spirit.
We give disadvantaged children access to a hopeful and productive future.
Our principal focus is girls and boys on the threshold of adolescence. We develop and support projects that improve children's opportunities in three crucial areas: Body (health and sanitation), Mind (libraries and educational resources), and Spirit (art and photography).