Thanks to creative philanthropy, over 200 children living in the rural segments of Pratap Nagar in Tehri Garhwal, whose parents have no means to educate them, will now get access to a school and quality education. These children will join the Mercy of God Academy that has been running in the area for some time now.
At present, only about 60 children belonging to the villages in Pratap Nagar are studying at this academy, being run Jonathon and Rubina. The school as of now is being run in the three small rooms of an old municipal building in the area.
“I came across this school in 2014 when I was visiting Uttarakhand. At that time I was looking to donate the proceeds from the sales of my book to an organisation involved in supporting underprivileged children,” he says.
When Puneet saw the good work being done by Jonathon Naazal and Rubina Naazal he decided to donate all proceeds from the sales of his newly-released book to support the school. Puneet now writes a new book every year for his daughter on her birthday and donates all proceeds towards funding children’s education through Creative Philanthropy.
Creative Philanthropy is an organisation that supports the education of underprivileged children in rural parts of the world. It provides a platform for creatives around the world to support the education of underprivileged children through their creative work.
“Through Creative Philanthropy we aim to bring in funds to provide educational material, infrastructure, fair teacher wages, a school bus and the building of new school premises that can hold and educate up to 200 children,” he adds.
“In rural India, quality and access to education is utterly lacking, more than a third of children do not attend school past the 4th grade and 60 per cent of girls don’t even reach this stage,” says Puneet.
“Not only these children even other villages in the country could get new schools with the help of such crowd funding,” he says.
“We believe that good education should be available to children everywhere and have made it our mission to bring education to remote regions in the world, starting with schools in rural India,” he adds.