“Empower Futures in Gujarat, India:”
Your Donation Makes the Difference. Elevate the lives of marginalized students through our Education Sponsorship Program, enhance the well-being of seniors, displaced women, and low-income families with our Seniors and Family Sponsorship Program, and provide vital medical care to ultra-poor seniors with our Medical Support Program. Each contribution you make is a step towards building a stronger, more equitable community.
“Empowering Young Minds: Educational Assistance Program”
In a world where education is the cornerstone of a brighter future, the Shukhar Foundation stands as a beacon of hope in Gujarat, India. Our “Empowering Young Minds” program breaks down financial barriers, providing kids with tuition, books, and mentorship. We’re not just funding education; we’re fueling futures and nurturing the next generation of thinkers, leaders, and dreamers. Join us, and be part of a movement that’s lighting up young minds and creating a brighter tomorrow.
“Warmth for the Winter: Sweater & Jacket Drive for Seniors”
This winter, Shukhar Philanthropic Foundation brought warmth to our seniors! In a heartfelt initiative, we distributed cozy sweaters and jackets, ensuring our elders are snug and cared for during the cold months. It’s more than clothing; it’s about wrapping our seniors in the warmth of community love and support. Together, we’re turning the cold season into a time of warmth and joy for every senior.
“A Step Towards Independence: Prosthetics and Empowerment”
Shukhar Philanthropic Foundation recently transformed despair into hope for a senior with an amputated leg. We didn’t just provide a prosthetic – we reignited independence by gifting him a fruit and vegetable cart. This act went beyond physical aid; it was a leap towards self-sufficiency and dignity. Witness his renewed journey, one where resilience flourishes and new beginnings are embraced. It’s more than support; it’s a new chapter of empowerment.
Ahmedabad council first approached us to give help to Kulsumben Wadiwalla as a cow kicked her son and his wife was…
During our 2011 visit to Gujarat, when Priya was 6yrs old and Lucky was 4 yrs old, their mother came from her village to meet with us in Porbandar.
This is one of our new cases. Aaliya’s father died 6 years ago. Her mother left home. Aaliya was being looked after by her grandmother and uncle in Mahuva. It was a bad situation for her as until 8 years old she didn’t go to school as she was the little helper in their house. Now she is at Rajkot Hostel and studying at one of the best schools there.
She is the mother of the candidate in the picture.
She contacted local community leaders in sheer distress and frustration as she had wasted precious years getting her son “treated” at a religious shrine.
A group of volunteers, under Razia Nathani Suleman’s leadership from Vancouver, BC, has been engaged in Gujarat, India, since 2004. Gujarat has a sizable Ismaili presence. In addition, there are numerous Ultra Poor residents in urban areas such as Ahmedabad, Porbandar, Rajkot, etc., and the rural regions.
We have been providing various types of assistance and support with the sole objective of improving the quality of life of these families. With the help of Institutions and social welfare volunteers in Gujarat, we have identified families whose children are in desperate need of education and direction, which in the long run, will alleviate not only poverty but illiteracy as well.
Our work has been made possible by many generous donors both from within and outside the community.
We have incorporated checks and balances in our system both in Canada and Gujarat, enabling our work to be accountable and transparent.
We strive to educate the marginalized students of Gujarat and uplift the socio-economic status of their impoverished families.
We are helping the families of our sponsored students to meet the basic needs of life. Our Malia Hatina Hostel is providing shelter to the displaced mothers of some of our sponsored students.
Many of our sponsored students have parents/grandparents who need medical attention, but they cannot afford it. Hence, Shukhar Philanthropic Foundation is making it possible for them.