Children  India Project #26985

Provide Blanket Health Care to 510 Destitute Kids

by Purkal Youth Development Society Vetted since 2014 Site Visit Verified

Summary

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.

$10,000
total goal
$539
remaining
78
donors
1
monthly donor
1
year

Challenge

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.

Solution

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.

Long-Term Impact

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.

Resources

http:/​/​www.purkal.org
Insight into our Mission and Vision
'Life is for Giving' TEDx Talk by Founder & CEO
Article about us in a reputed Indian English daily
Article about us in a magazine called Careers360

Organization Information

Purkal Youth Development Society

Location: Dehradun, Uttarakhand - India
Website: http:/​/​www.purkal.org
Facebook: Facebook Page
Twitter: @pyds
Project Leader:
G.K Swamy
Secretary
Dehradun, Uttarakhand India
$9,461 raised of $10,000 goal
 
114 donations
$539 to go
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