Lotus Petal USA works diligently to support the work of Lotus Petal Foundation, India. The team at Lotus Petal USA is constantly looking at resourceful & sustainable ways to provide meaningful, long term engagement for individuals who are looking towards making a significant impact towards the life of the underserved.
The organization is focused at building awareness and raising funds to contribute towards the multiple programs run by the parent organization in India. Over the years, Lotus Petal USA has organized galas & talks across United States to garner momentum towards building cognizance. Volunteers of various age groups have spent engaging summers in India to Volunteer at the schools run by Lotus Petal in Gurugram, India.
The bounties of programs run by Lotus Petal Foundation, India are-
1. Vidyananda School: Vidyananda School is an English Medium, Nursery to Grade 10+2 school of Lotus Petal Foundation, providing age appropriate learning to the children from the underprivileged background. The special attention is given to spelling and handwriting skills.We use the theatre, library and performing arts to develop language and interpersonal skills among the children. Regular interaction with parents through Parent Teacher Meetings (PTM) and counseling help motivate the parents to keep the child in the education system
2. Pratishthan Learning Centre: Pratishthan Learning Center is for those students who have fractured education, enables them to complete from Grade 6 to Grade 10 in 3 years, so that they can complete their Grade 10 in the right age. It’s an English medium school.We train students in various fields right from supporting them incomputer learning through the nReach Program run by NIIT Foundation, career counselling through personality tests to enable focused career assessment for the students, life skill training and communication classes.
3. Aarogya Wellness: Aarogya Wellness is a healthcare program that provides free food & medical access to Lotus Petal students. In this program, weekly OPDs & monthly health camp is held at Lotus Petal Foundation, India. The meal planning is closely monitored by calculating the average daily protein and kilocalorie intake per child. Fitness is an integral part of Aarogya Wellness and all children undergo focused exercise regime which include strengthening exercises, toning and posture building.
4. Sahyog: Sahyog is the outreach program of Lotus Petal Foundation India that provides infrastructure development & academic support to local Government schools and other non- profit schools.