Lotus Petal Foundation
We provide exemplary education, nutritious meals, free healthcare, and skill development to urban poor in Gurgaon. 530+ children & over 7200 adults served under various programmes.
Work and Achievements
Lotus Petal Foundation is a charitable trust with the objective of “Changing the world. One child at a time”. Our mission is to provide exemplary education, nutritious meals, and quality healthcare and skill development to the children of urban poor in India. We also provide an ecosystem for people to contribute towards the cause of education with their skills, time and money across the world. Established in 2011 by a team of enterprising professionals, we run programmes in areas of education, healthcare and livelihood. Lotus Petal started with one class of 7 students. In 2019 Lotus Petal is flourishing with 530 students in 2 schools comprising of classes from Kindergarten to Grade 12 including skill development courses. Programmes are strategically designed with uniqueness, measurable outcomes, quality, scalability and sustainability as their cornerstones.
Vidyananda School: It is the primary section of Lotus Petal that runs classes from KG to Grade 6 with +320 students. NCERT guidelines are followed and emphasis is laid on the overall grooming of the child and several confidence building activities. Medium of education is English; theatre, use of library and performing arts help develop the language and inter personal skills of a child. Regular Parent Teacher Meetings and counselling helps motivate the parent to keep the child in the education system.
Pratishthan Learning Center: It is the secondary section of Lotus Petal that runs from Grade VI to Grade XII with +200 students. Students complete their secondary education, based on NCERT curriculum and in English Medium and finally move into professional courses or jobs based on vocational skills. Students who join the Pratishthan Program are lagging in education levels by age due to fractured education. They are put on a fast track program to complete their grade 6 to 10 in 3 years, so they can graduate from grade 10 at the appropriate age. Inter school competitions, communication classes, dance, theatre and a fitness program is woven into their schedule for all their confidence and personality building. Post completion of Grade 10 all students enrol in skill development programmes and also complete Sr. Secondary through Lotus Petal.
Aarogya Wellness: is a healthcare program that provides free food & medical access to students of Lotus Petal Foundation. Under Aarogya we give fresh, clean & a well-balanced breakfast and lunch every day to each student. Through Aarogya, we provide each student and their entire family access to free medical services through regular doctor visits and health camps within the school. We have twice a week free OPD that takes care of primary/secondary healthcare and also invasive surgeries. Over 6000 cases have been treated so far, including 2 heart surgeries.
Jeevika: is the In-House Skill Development Program which provides skilling opportunities for wide base of educational levels. The skill development will be focusing on sectors that have incremental human resource requirements. These are –Banking & Financial Services, Electronics & IT hardware industry, Healthcare Services, IT & ITes, Transportation and Logistics, Retail, Telecommunications and Tourism & Hospitality. There are presently 18 students in this program.
Sahyog: is an outreach program that provides infrastructure development & academic support to government schools and other non- profit schools. Under Sahyog we upgrade the infrastructure of the government schools in terms of classrooms, toilets, drinking water, lights, fans, computer labs, STEM labs and have continued engagement by sending teachers to provide lessons in various areas of science, computers, English, theatre, art and fitness. So far one government school with 110 students has been benefited.
Fund Utilisation Statement
Funds will be utilized for meeting the running expenses of all the programmes