KANSAS CITY, Mo. (October 20, 2023) – Nearly 2,000 children and youth in Delhi, India, are benefitting from the Guru Krupa Foundation's generous grant to fund our Early Childhood Care & Development (ECCD) and Learning Resource Center & Tutoring Programs in 2023.
Guru Krupa Foundation, based in Jericho, New York, is a private organization that funds charitable causes based on the principles and philosophy derived from the value system of Hinduism.
The foundation’s critical support has enabled Children International teams in Delhi, India, to develop a holistic approach that addresses health, malnutrition and learning among preschool students, ages 3 to 5, enrolled in our ECCD program. Guru Krupa Foundation’s funding has also assisted our teams in partnering with government-run preschool programs to strengthen their impact on young children’s health and education. Students attend preschool four days a week, for a total of 160 sessions a year, which help them build the foundational skills they need to succeed in school and their futures.
“From an early age, we start training our kids, we help them in their education and keep them involved in different programs, so that they develop self-confidence. This self-confidence works to their advantage in the future,” said Jai Kapis, Children International teacher in Delhi. “When the kids start learning young, gradually it helps them improve in their education and development during adolescence.”
Additionally, the Guru Krupa Foundation helps improve learning outcomes for more than 1,500 children and youth in grades 1 through 10 who participate in Children International’s Learning Resource Center & Tutoring Program. The tutoring curriculum is based on the National Council of Education, Research and Training (NCERT) curriculum and covers the subjects of Hindi, English, math and science. Participants also learn life skills such as comprehension and critical thinking, problem-solving, teamwork and communication.
Several tutoring sessions are available in the Learning Resource Center each week, as well as open workshops that include how to use the community center library, story time, arts and crafts, creative writing, book club and math activities. Cultural and international events are also celebrated with the children and youth to inspire their understanding and creativity.
Mukund Padmanabhan from the Guru Krupa Foundation said: “We recognize the important work that Children International is doing in helping children from impoverished families. The Early Childhood Care & Development and Learning Resource Centers that Children International runs in Delhi strengthen the educational qualifications of children ranging from toddlers to teens, and improve the chances of their breaking out of the cycle of poverty. We are happy to be able to provide support for this important project.”
Who is Children International?
Children International, based in Kansas City, Missouri, USA, is a community development organization working to help end the cycle of generational poverty. Through a long-term, customized approach, Children International supports children and youth for the first two decades of their lives, providing access to information and inspiration in the areas of health, education, empowerment through life skills, and employment. When equipped to transform their own lives, young people also transform their families and communities, and as a result, multiply good in the world. For more information, go to www.children.org.