What is Helping Hand for India


Helping Hand for India was set up as a charitable organization in May 2017 in Pörtschach am Wörthersee. Its main objective is to finance the construction of a school for poor and orphaned children in Vijayawada, Southern India.  Since the association relies on a number of unpaid volunteers among its members and incurs no organizational or administrative costs whatsoever, every Euro donated is contributed in its entirety to the project.


Our guiding principle is: ”Life is a gift to be shared”.  

We have therefore chosen active solidarity with the many children who have been forgotten by society.


At its inaugural meeting on August 25, 2017, the members duly elected the following board to individually represent the association for all intents and purposes:


President: Prof. Mag. Benno Schollum

Vice-President: Mag. Dr. Dominik Schantl

Treasurer: Eleanor Hope

Deputy Treasurer: Dr. Ulrike Loisel

Secretary:  Ing. Gerti Baumberger

Deputy Secretary: Chris Sollberger

Board Member: Heidi Wienerroither

Board Member: Horst Pollak

Auditor: Mag. Hartwig Allmaier

Auditor: Ing. Alois Sauseng

Statutes of Incorporation May 8, 2017: Download (pdf)


ZVR-NUMBER: 1011225916