Educo Hosts a Fund-Raising Dinner in Mumbai for Underprivileged Children

Ranjit Rodricks , 31 Oct 2012
Asim Merchant & Karishma Bajaj
Asim Merchant & Karishma Bajaj

Educo – a charity founded in Ireland in 2006 with the aim of educating children in India out of poverty – hosted a dinner in Mumbai last night. It is a fully registered charitable trust in India since 2009 and is run by volunteers who oversee seven programmes throughout the country, which in total provide education for some 1,500 underprivileged children.

Sangeeta Chopra
Sangeeta Chopra
Preeti Mahajan
Preeti Mahajan
Meenal Srinivasan from Educo
Meenal Srinivasan from Educo

Educo has four Key Pillars:

1) Education is given through English – providing the students with the best chance for economic and social mobility.

2) Educo puts great emphasis on keeping girls in full-time education – helping to redress the female education gender imbalance – proven to be the most important factor in a country’s economic development.

3) Educo undertakes the training of teachers from the areas local to its schools, thus providing direct investment back into the local community.

4) Computer training is actively promoted – ensuring the most underprivileged children are given the skills necessary for modern employment environments.

Kavita Sachdev with husband Nicolai Sachdev
Kavita Sachdev with husband Nicolai Sachdev
Karishma Bajaj with Punita Kadam
Karishma Bajaj with Punita Kadam
Jeremie Horowitz
Jeremie Horowitz
Janaki Parikh
Janaki Parikh

To learn more about Educo, click here.

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