GUNJAN FOUNDATION is a non-governmental social organization registered under Niti Aayog (DL/2016/0113341) , Societies Registration Act, (XXI) of 1860 (S-48066 of 2004), 80G (AAAAG3205EF20223), Ministry of Corporate Affairs (CSR00006272) and FCRA(231661302), founded in 2004 by Ms. Sushma Singhvi with a mission to pursue educational and other welfare measures for uplifting the underprivileged sections of the society.. It sought the task of educating and creating social awareness for the less fortunate thereby improving opportunities for a better standard of living. Gunjan reaches out to children, especially the girl child to promote empowerment, self-respect and self-reliance through education which gives our girls the confidence to break free of traditional roles, to pursue their dreams and grow up to be equal citizens of this country.
Gunjan Foundation’s mission is to educate the less fortunate and to provide quality education to the less fortunate. For the past 18 years Gunjan Foundation had been running a school in Nathupur for children of various slums in the surrounding areas of the school.
Currently, Gunjan Foundation is providing scholarship to around 210 school students and 5-6 students for advanced courses. Our first batch has passed out from 12th grade and has got admission in different colleges. We are proud to announce that one student has been admitted to the prestigious Ramjas College, Delhi University. Another student is now studying in Deen Dayal Singh College, an equally prestigious institute. We are indeed proud of the achievements of both these students. In 2023-24 we will be having 225 students (school & Advanced education).
We also lay special emphasis on free education and social emancipation for the girl child in consonance with the government’s ‘Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao’ initiative. Education gives our girls the confidence to break free of traditional roles, to pursue their dreams and grow up to be equal citizens of this country.
We continue to believe strongly that education is the key to building a strong nation. Literacy does more for society in one generation than anything else. It does away with age-old rudimentary customs, ill beliefs, superstitions, etc. As a result, since we made our humble beginnings in 2004, we have been primarily focusing on fulfilling the educational needs and aspirations of the students.
We have now widened our horizons further. For the past five years, we have been financially supporting marginalized students who are pursuing advanced and professional courses.
In addition, Gunjan has opened a new chapter in Jaipur with the sole intent of disbursing scholarships for college education. . One girl child is presently in IIT, Jodhpur and is being sponsored by us. We are also sponsoring 10 other needy students.
Now Gunjan has also started a chapter in Ahmedabad to support needy children in their pursuit of school and college education
Gunjan is now looking at expanding its horizons and opening more such chapters in other cities too.
Scholarship Program-School Students
There comes a time in the life of an organization when it wants to expand its horizons, pivot and refocus on core priorities and use efforts and resources for optimal results. In 2022, we have shifted all the students from our school Swapna Sarthak to Shishu Kalyan High School and supporting their education thereby providing scholarships.
The encouragement, mentoring, and scholarships will be ours and the partner schools will be Shishu Kalyan High School.
Currently, Gunjan Foundation is providing scholarships to about 210 school students because, without this monetary support, they would not be able to afford higher studies and would under the circumstances drop out!
Scholarship Program-Advanced Education
Gunjan has now widened its horizons further. Its vision also includes continuing to support advanced and professional courses in the future. For the past five years, Gunjan has been financially supporting 5 to 6 marginalized students who are pursuing such advanced and professional courses.
In 2022, Our first batch passed out from 12th grade and has got admission to different colleges. We are proud to announce that one student has been admitted to the prestigious Ramjas College, Delhi University. Another student is now studying at Deen Dayal Singh College, an equally prestigious institute. We are indeed proud of the achievements of both of these students.
Fulfillment of Objectives
To provide the scholarship to students who require it. Our main motto is to access the people who economically can’t afford higher education.
We have been providing such a scholarship for advanced courses for the past five years.
One of our students, Arpit Goel, whom we sponsored, has completed his MBA from the FORE School of Management.
Currently, we are sponsoring Abhay Sharma for a Hotel Management course from T.John College, Bangalore. Manpreet Singh for the VFX course from MAAC and Ravi Ranjan Yadav for B.com(H) from Delhi University.
Project Design and Implementation
To provide scholarships for advanced courses like law, civil services, CA, MBA, B.Ed, Engineering, etc. to the neediest students who have the desire to achieve but can’t afford the expenses. We want to fulfill the dreams of such children.
Candidates apply for our scholarship program through applications or emails. Then we audit all the documents of the candidates like 10th, and 12th mark sheets, income certificates of parents, Aadhaar cards of students & parents, etc.
Then we select the deserving candidates for our program.
Empowerment To Thrive
Online English Speaking Course- Sponsored by Ms. Renu Rungta (U.S.)
We at Gunjan Foundation have started “An online English Conversation course” from 27th August 2022,to help our students gain confidence in conversing and improving their overall personality.
We started this class with 4 students and now we are successfully running 4 groups with 5 students in each group from classes 9th,10, and 11th.
In fact, our first group has already completed six month course and another three are in progress.
The course content comprises of learning ways to praise ,correct pronunciation, similar words, vocabulary, Reading is fun, debates on various topics, uses of phrases to make an impressive conversation and converting the sentences from the mother tongue to the global language i.e. English.
These classes are conducted by a very competent teacher Ms. Pramila Shah who resides in Kolkata and is perfect in taking such classes.
Saikripa is a non-profit registered society functioning since 1988 in NOIDA for the welfare of the parentless and underprivileged children and youth of society. We are providing midday meals to the underprivileged children of Saikripa orphanage.
We have distributed:
- 40 PPE Kits and 1000 N-95 Masks in Safdarjung Hospital, run by the government of Delhi
- 150 Ration Kits and 1000 sanitizers through Dr. Kumar Vishwas.
- 350 N-95 Masks to Bangla Sahib, Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee, and a cheque of Rs.21,000/-.
- 167 Ration Kits to students of Swapna Sarthak School, class IV staff, maids of school teachers, and construction laborers.
- 75 Ration Kits to our alumni students through Delhi SRK Universe.
- 30 Ration Kits for GB Road’s Sex Workers.
- 50 N-95 Masks to guards, sweepers, dhobi, laborers, etc.
In 2013 Gunjan Foundation decided to start a collaborative project called ‘Project Smile’ to collect clothes, utensils, computers, toys, books etc. from various communities to distribute to children and families at Gunjan and other NGOs (Prayas, BalSahyog, Sapna, Naritaav, Nanak, Sri Aurobindo Ashram, Sakshi, The Earth Saviours Foundation, Vidya, Manav Purt Nyas, etc.). The belief is that collaboration and coordination can increase the supply and efficacy of donations.
Gunjan Foundation published a book ‘Exploring Mind Pollution’ which was released by Lyrist Shri Javed Akhtar in the year 2010.
‘Exploring Mind Pollution,’ a book dealing with the subject of how the mind of human beings has been contaminated was published by soliciting articles and messages from various personalities from India and abroad. The personalities include Dr. Karan Singh, H.H. Dalai Lama, Late Dr. L.M. Singhvi, Dr. S.Y. Quraishi, Dr. David Frawley, Justice R.C Lahoti, Dr. Abhishek Manu Singhvi, and Prof. K.M. Lodha amongst others.