Children  India Project #27659

Transform lives of 25 poor rural children in India

by Purkal Youth Development Society


We are addressing the root cause of poverty - 'Lack of quality education'. We work for 41 villages in the Himalayan foothills. We transform poor rural youth through value based learning & emotional help. They stay with us for 14 years & everything is provided to them for free including nourishment & exposure. Our effort has helped several poorest of the poor families escape cycle of poverty, brought hope to whole communities, salvaged potential anti-socials & created change makers.

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Government Schools do not deliver meaningful education and private Schools being profit oriented are expensive. The poor need comprehensive care and dignity. Excellent education with all the support such as libraries and laboratories to help performance is our goal. We struggle to provide all this to the poorest and it is not cheap. Our success over the last 15 years proves that dogged determination can deliver.


We have 25 Children (16 girls among them) in a Class, including Class 6. Each classroom needs sponsorship. We are affiliated to CBSE, a national body. We compare well when benchmarked nationally & internationally. School works 6 days a week, 10 hours a day & 270 days a year. Apart from learning, they enjoy playing, dance, drama, theater & games. 4 feeds including fruits are provided. A well trained faculty, using several well-known partnerships, impart "learning by doing" education.

Long-Term Impact

The 25 in Class 6 are part of a 510 strong School. Educated children have already impacted this community positively. The ripple effects of motivation & hope are driving the community to seek better education. Women & girls are no longer a liability but have a place under the Sun. Our comparatively small State can be galvanized into progress, if a thousand graduate as complete humans in a few years. Education is the most powerful weapon of change.


Insight into our Mission and Vision
TEDx Talk by the Founder & CEO Mr. GK Swamy
Article about us in a reputed Indian English daily
Article about us in a Magazine called Career 360

Organization Information

Purkal Youth Development Society

Location: Dehradun, Uttarakhand - India
Website: http:/​/​
Project Leader:
G.K Swamy
Dehradun, Uttarakhand India
$204 raised of $15,620 goal
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$15,416 to go
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