Honoring Saksham Agarwal: Fundraiser For The Saksham Puru Foundation | Milaap
Honoring Saksham Agarwal: Fundraiser For The Saksham Puru Foundation
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Raised
$18,152
of $40,000
71 supporters
  • LA

    Created by

    Lalita Agarwal
  • SP

    This fundraiser will benefit

    Saksham Puru Foundation

    from New Delhi, Delhi

Story

Saksham Agarwal passed away on October 27, 2021 at the prime of his health and career. Extremely capable, accomplished, and driven, Saksham inspired many to follow in his footsteps and work hard towards chasing their dreams and contributing to society as responsible citizens, and went out of his way to encourage, help and look out for others. His warmth, positivity and enthusiasm have brought love and joy to every individual whose life he touched.

Saksham envisioned a world where bright minds are not impeded by financial and social constraints in reaching their true potential. To honor him, in his memory, his family is working to set up a Foundation to empower children and youth to realise their education and professional dreams through a quality education, like he did. His mother, Lalita Agarwal, brings to this cause her sector expertise from working closely with policy makers, international and local NGOs, pedagogy experts, teachers, adn students for 10+ years.

In India, one of the key challenges facing bright, economically disadvantaged students seeking a higher education is the lack of access to affordable coaching opportunities, limiting their ability to compete in the mainstream. The family, through its work, aims to bridge this gap by providing financial and mentorship support to high school students to secure admission to professional higher education courses in engineering, medicine, fashion design, architecture, law, etc by facilitating and driving affordable and equitable coaching. To make this model sustainable and to amplify the impact of this mission beyond students, the family will also empower students benefiting from this program to pay it forward by creating platforms for them to mentor future students and to help senior citizens with day-to-day tasks and healthcare support.

The proceeds of this fundraiser will be used as seed funding for supporting this cause. If your company has a matching donations program, please contact your company / help us make the connection. We can provide the paperwork of our organisation as required.

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