We are addressing the root cause of poverty - 'Lack of quality education'. The modernization in India is limited to big cities. We are currently working for 41 villages in the foothills of Himalayas. We transform destitute rural youth by providing them value based learning & the essentials, medical care & nutrition. In our journey of 15 years, we have impacted not only 700 children but their economically disadvantaged families.
Before our intervention, lack of financial condition and inadequate infrastructure instilled a feeling of hopelessness in rural youth. Malnourishment encouraged various diseases. Families reconciled to their fate. Girls were married prematurely & boys were poorly employed - in menial jobs or in limited agriculture opportunities. These young are our targets. Outstanding education is supplemented by comprehensive nutrition & attention to academic, physical, emotional & vital growth.
We provide blanket health care facilities to all our Children. We have a School Nurse who takes care of their health care needs. Regular medical checkups are also scheduled with reputed doctors. We also provide medical cover in case of emergency. We do not wish parents to feel burdened as they find it difficult to even fend for themselves. The healthy children excel in their fields of interest. There may be a day when a child from Purkal will represent India & win a medal at the Olympics.
Our current project would provide blanket health care to 510 destitute kids. When they graduate, we expect students to gain admission into top Institutes. Having been through difficult times, they would understand the pain and challenges of the have-nots. They will challenge the status quo & follow our motto 'Life is for Giving". We hope that corporates and individuals come forward and create Purkals in their region. Youth will eventually transform India.
We are currently expecting delays in getting funds to this project due to new regulatory requirements that impact GlobalGiving's ability to disburse to organizations in India. GlobalGiving is working hard to address the issue. Donations to this project will be disbursed as quickly as possible.