Support the holistic development of a child by Purkal Youth Development Society

Support the holistic development of a child


Every monthly donation helps educate more kids like Sonali

PYDS believes in the adage that education does not come books alone. Sonali came to PYDS as a 9-year-old. Even though her family is very poor and lives in a remote village, she had a great deal of potential.

She had little understanding of her cultural heritage, the wider world and had missed out on important lessons like teamwork. In PYDS, Sonali was introduced to sports and arts. Unsure at first, she soon learned to play badminton and basketball and is now a proud member of her team. She has also developed a great interest in Kathak and dances with grace. She is now a regular in all school events.

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About The Program

What the beneficiary gets
Holistic Development
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Tax Exemption
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Program Description

PYDS feels that cultural identity is important in giving a child a long-term sense of stability and place. PYDS works on this through many activities. Cultural activities include nature hikes, classical music shows, Kathak dance classes and Yoga. Children participate in off-campus activities which have included places like Indian Military Academy, Forest Research Institute, Institute of Himalayan Geology, Wildlife Bird Sanctuary, and Agricultural farms.

An annual day is hosted to foster a sense of community and showcase the children's talents. They are given guidance to perform in front of an audience. Children are awarded for achievements to encourage them. Parents are invited to the monthly events so they can be proud of their child's development.

This program is run with donations received which cover the salary of teachers for activities, musical instruments, and cost of off-campus activities. Your donation will cover the cost of holistic learning of a child.

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About The NGO

Purkal Youth Development Society
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Purkal Youth Development Society

The creation of Purkal Youth Development Society dates back 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 forward. From here germinated the sapling of PYDS.

This Society targets to empower the rural community by helping them by educating them, providing health services, establishing skill development projects giving employment and preserving the beautiful Himalayan environment, local cultural traditions and the sense of community.They also encourage women empowerment, working with local women and youth since 2000.PYDS help them through income generation, various and community development and additionally provide career counseling to the children from their early stage.

For their work they were awarded the TVAM Karmaveer Chakra Award by the iCONGO Proactive Citizenship; the National Gold Karmaveer Chakra by the iCONGO Proactive Citizenship; and the INST Radhakrishnan Award for Education for his by the Institute of Nano Science and Technology, Mohali Outstanding contributions in the field of education.

In their journey of 18 years, 150 Students have passed out from Society. 75 are pursuing higher education while 69 students are serving in varied fields.

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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

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Location of Work
Location of Work


Awards And Recognitions
Awards And Recognitions

2017: Best Social Worker

2017: Bhumi Jal Samvardhan Award

2015: Best In Promoting Policy Advocacy

last audited
Last Audited
Last Audited by GiveIndia

December 2018

Verification Visit Reports
Verification Visit Reports

Verification Report 1

Verification Report 2

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Program Updates

Program Updates

22 July, 2019


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Program Update

This quarter children participated in off-campus activities which included visit to places like Science Park, FRI, Asan Barrage, and Agricultural farms. Tinkering lab increased innovation and creation in students. Students had made several projects where they achieved many prices. Three students of class 9 won the Enhanced Level First Prize in IMPACT Project of the Year 2019 competition held by SRJNA, Delhi, in the project - Campus Map for the Blind. New equipment were added in tinkering lab. The students even participated in several competitions conducted in different schools for essay, quiz, and sports competitions where students even achieved medals. Students received certificate and trophy in All India Essay Writing Competition. The Pushkin Chandra Memorial Competition conducted on 19 & 21st Feb. witnessed heart-warming participation in story-telling and poetry-recitation from classes 1 to 5. Many more such activities are planned for students in their new session.

Story from the field

In January 2019, Riya is at the Mary Kom Boxing Academy, Imphal, Manipur, watching with tears in her eyes, her code number come up among the selected for training at the prestigious institute built by the National Sports Development Fund. Riya’s mother’s journey to hell ended when she decided that domestic violence should not win. Married to an abusive drunkard man, she walked out of the relationship and struggled to bring up the three children. Riya, being the youngest, enjoyed sports at Children’s Academy. Playing at the Parade Ground, Dehradun, she built her positive mental attitude, social skills, healthy living habits and physical trait of coordination and strength.

Fun of Judo and the martial arts, experimenting with their techniques, different grips, grappling styles and the judo sparing enthralled her. Mentorship of Mr. Patwal, her sports teacher at PYDS did wonders for her. A boxer himself, inspired and motivated her, planted the seed of a boxing career in her and helped her grow her dream. She excelled in Volleyball and Basketball, apart from using her Saturday club time to learn the nuances of Body punches, hook, jab and the knock out. Knowing that there are no shortcuts to anyplace worth going and that education is the key to success, she is a good student as well.

Her Silver Medal for the Boxing at the Maha Kumbh was the final spur to her decision to pursue boxing. To choose Mary Kom was her Principal Harwant Singh who proposed it.

Selections for the National trials at Maharana Pratap Sports College in Raipur, Dehradun, representing Uttarakhand and winning two rounds, were the stimuli that propelled her into the competition for admission. Arvind of the placement cell, the financial support garnered by PYDS from its friends made the rest happen. She joined the academy on 6th April, 2019 and is training hard to achieve her dreams.

What is the expected total number of beneficiaries in this program for FY18-19?531
What is the number of beneficiaries/ benefits provided in this program, Year-To-Date69
Village/City/State where project is locatedUttarakhand
Total Budget for the project for FY18-194426785
Total Expenses for the project YTD3660886

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