We at the Gurdial Singh Foundation believe
that education is a critical component for any positive societal
change. And education starts at the level of the individual.
Our goal is the reach out and support as many academically
inclined disadvantaged youth as we can, giving them the tools,
skills and confidence to break from their shackles.
As they acquire the education that would have normally passed
them by, not only will they themselves be able to escape the
grind of poverty and lack of opportunity, but they will also
carry others with them. The effect of educating one
will be felt by many.
The main aim of the Gurdial Singh Foundation is to facilitate
the continued primary and secondary education of disadvantaged
children – academically inclined children who would
otherwise not have had the opportunity to stay in school.
We are initially focused on disadvantaged children identified
as promising students by teachers, social workers and others.
We try to place them in English medium schools, and will fund
those with the aptitude and desire through vocational training
We are concentrating on the greater Delhi region. With
the establishment of the Foundation in late 2006, we have
taken over the funding of some two dozen students. Our goal
is to steadily increase this number over the next few years,
aiming for approximately 100 students by the end of 2007.
The Gurdial Singh Foundation has plans for other education
related activities. As we establish ourselves, we will
move forward with these initiatives as appropriate.
We are not motivated by size or public profile, we are motivated
by meaningful impact.