November 2011 saw the birth of Lotus Petal Foundation, a non-profit set up by a young professional, Kushal Raj Chakravorty, with the objective of helping children in the urban slums of India lead better lives and get access to quality education and healthcare.
Access to quality education, basic healthcare and a secure life of dignity is still a distant dream to the underprivileged in India. Each year 5 million children are deprived of access to primary education.
The inequality is stark and concerned a few young professionals who were busy living their life from one deadline to the other. What started as a modest school with 7 children in a shopping arcade is a movement that brings together individuals and organizations from all across the planet who donate towards providing free, private-school like, quality education to the children living in the slums of Gurugram, India. The school aims at grooming students who are confidently bilingual and have skill-based education that leads them directly to the job market.
Today, Lotus Petal Foundation has benefited 7800 children and adults and its programs adhere to the Sustainable Development Goals set up by the United Nations. Read more