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CHINAR was launched in 2003 in northern Virginia for rehabilitation of orphans and vulnerable children in conflict areas. Between 2004 and 2011, CHINAR successfully ran a pilot project called CHINAR Home (a home for 20 orphan boys and girls) in Kashmir India, in partnership with a local Non-Governmental Organization (NGO). CHINAR supported the local NGO in Kashmir both programmatically and financially during this time. The partnership also successfully conducted remote sponsorship of vulnerable children and disaster relief activity after the earthquake of 2005 in Kashmir which included rehabilitation of a border village in Uri district.

In 2011, after a thorough organizational review and pilot project assessment, CHINAR made major changes to its strategy with the goal of delivering high impact, sustainable, innovative and scalable solutions to the most pressing social problems related to orphans, vulnerable children and marginalized youth. In addition to revising its programs, CHINAR also revamped its overall management including remote governance, operations, monitoring and oversight.

After the organizational review, CHINAR concluded its partnership with the local NGO in Kashmir and launched new chapter organizations in Srinagar and Delhi in India to execute on the new strategy. CHINAR now has offices in Srinagar (Jammu & Kashmir) and New Delhi in India and Reston, Virginia in the USA.