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The Godfather Project

The Godfather Project

How to take care of our kids when we can't.


Sridhar Machani

June 02, 2012


  1. The Godfather Project It’s about our kids and the people

    who take care of our kids a Start Foundation project http://slashstart.org/
  2. The Problem What happens to our kids when we can’t

    take care of them, especially if they’re still young? © 2012 Sridhar Machani 2 June 2012 2
  3. Guessing… At best • Spouse/family takes care of the kids.

    • No financial issues. • No moral support/decision making/guidance issues. At worst • Kids miss our absence. • Lack of adequate help with finance, hand- holding/guidance on key decisions (education/career), and any other troubles they get into. 2 June 2012 © 2012 Sridhar Machani 3
  4. Godfather? From the Wikipedia: “Traditionally, godparents were informally responsible for

    ensuring the child's religious education was carried out, and for caring for the child should he/she be orphaned. Today, the word godparent might not have explicitly religious overtones. The modern view of a godparent tends to be an individual chosen by the parents to take an interest in the child's upbringing and personal development.” 2 June 2012 © 2012 Sridhar Machani 4
  5. The Godfather Project Power of a community of people you

    trust: your friends + Streamlined workflows and tools = Your kids are in safe hands, will be taken care of, the way you would have (well, almost). Peace for you/your family, always. 2 June 2012 © 2012 Sridhar Machani 5
  6. How It Works (a rough idea) Form community of friends

    Pledge to be godfathers to others’ kids Collect data (assets/future plans) Take over when the need comes Community takes care of the kids 2 June 2012 © 2012 Sridhar Machani 6
  7. Let’s do this. © 2012 Sridhar Machani 2 June 2012

    7 If you’re interested, please take a moment to register with your details at: http://goo.gl/cnhM3 Thank you!