Sponsor Aryan's education and food by Purkal Youth Development Society

Sponsor Aryan's education and food

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This program is fully funded because of donors like you.


Young Aryan aspires to serve the country as a soldier!

Aryan studies in Class 6 and joined PYDS Learning Academy recently. He was previously with John Martyn Memorial School. Aryan's great grandfather migrated from the east of Nepal to Bhagwantpur in Dehradun years ago, and they now live in Untari Village. His father and uncles started working as casual workers and later purchased a few mules for towing sand and gravel from the river bed. They also hold some collective land where they grow vegetables for personal consumption. Aryan's elder sister Nidhi also studies with PYDS.

Aryan's father's monthly income is Rs 12,000, which is barely enough to meet the needs of the family of 6 people. Your contribution of Rs 300 per month will sponsor the education, boarding and healthcare needs of Aryan for a whole academic year.


By donating to this program

you will be sponsoring the overall costs incurred to support the beneficiaries

About The Program

What the beneficiary gets
Holistic Development
What you get
Tax Exemption
Periodic Reports

About The NGO

Purkal Youth Development Society
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Purkal Youth Development Society

Purkal Youth Development Society came into existence when Mr Swamy noticed gaping lacunae that existed in the rural community in terms of youth employability. The youth in that area lacked opportunities, motivation, and determination to move forth. Thus, PYDS came into being.

Located in village Purkal, Dehradun, Uttarakhand, Purkal Youth Development Society (PYDS) provides quality education and holistic care through a CBSE affiliated school, from Grade I to XII to children (predominantly girls) with potential, from deeply needy and underprivileged families. This is done through a combination of high-quality academics, adequate nutrition, comprehensive health care, and full exposure to co-curricular areas, at no cost to the families. Their ultimate objective is to prepare the students for adequate employability. The parents/guardians of these students are mostly illiterate or semi-literate employed as marginal farmers, domestic helpers, farmers, drivers and watchmen. We give preference to children of needy, single mothers.

For its work, the Society has been awarded numerous times. Some of these prestigious awards include Spirit of Humanity Annual Award, Life Time Achievement SABERA Award, International Social Impact Award, India NGO Awards. In its journey, the Society has impacted 839 beneficiaries, out of which 114 are adequately employed in varied fields and 161 are pursuing further education.

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Founded in 1991
NGO Leadership

G K Swamy

areas of operation
Area of Operation
Area of Operation

Mid-day Meals | education

location of work
Location of Work
Location of Work


Awards And Recognitions
Awards And Recognitions

2015: The founder of the Society Mr. G.K Swamy won the INST Radhakrishnan Award 2015 for outstanding contribution in the field of Education

2018: Most Promising Programme Award for providing “not just education” by CauseBecause 2018

2015: In 2015, founder of the Society Mr. G.K. Swamy was awarded the National Gold Karmaveer Chakra 2014-15 Award and the TVAM Karmaveer Chakra Award

2016: Winner of India NGO Awards 2016

2019: Regional Winner of 10th Spirit of Humanity Annual Award by Americares India Foundation for creating tangible Social Impact.

2019: Life Time Achievement SABERA Award to our Founder, Mr. G.K. Swamy

2019: Nation Builder’s Award 2019 by Rotary Club Doon Shivalik Hills

2019: Extraordinary Educator National Award 2019 by Mind Mingle at New Delhi

2019: TOI’s VIth Brand Icon Award 2019 to Founder Mr. G.K Swamy

2019: Innovations & Experimentations in Education 2019 by Old Pro Foundation

2011: Regional Finalist in India NGO Awards 2011 for transparency and accountability. This is an award given to NGOs having best governance policies and transparency

2017: The Teacher Warrior Award by ScooNews 2017

2017: Winner of International Social Impact Awards 2017

last audited
Last Audited
Last Audited by GiveIndia

December 2018

Verification Visit Reports
Verification Visit Reports

Verification Report 1

Verification Report 2

Program Updates

Program Updates

5 August, 2020

Sound body, sound mind


Sound body; sound mind

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We ensure high nutritional value and hygiene in every meal we serve to all the children. We serve approximately 1350 meals a day for our children. A mix of diced cucumber, carrot, beetroot and radish is served as a salad with lunch. All children are also fed fruits rich in vitamins and natural sugars. We recently bought an electric griddle. This added more variety to our menu as we have introduced items like Parantha, Dosa, Uttapam, etc. We have also made slight adjustments like moving gas cylinders outside the kitchen thus ensuring a safer and more spacious cooking area. We also acquired partition plates in order to serve more items in a meal.
Apart from academic growth, our support extends to the physical, emotional, social and intellectual care of the child. Lots of activities were undertaken in the Tinkering Lab, a learner's space where our students love to spend their time.