Gyaan Ghar Learning Center

$3,300 of $3,000 goal

Raised by 45 people in 21 months
Ratna Gill  VIENNA, VA
Gyaan Ghar is a learning center located in Ludhiana, Punjab that was founded in 2008 to provide free after-school academic support to 20 underprivileged students in New Lajpat Nagar.

The center now has 65 students and has programs for visual art, music, dance, theater, public speaking, computers, and environmental education. Last year, 7 Gyaan Ghar students were selected to participate in the prestigious National Cadet Corps Leadership Program. The activities of the learning center have been covered by publications like the Times of India, Dainik Bhaskar, the Chandigarh Tribune, and Day & Night News.

Historically, funding for Gyaan Ghar has come from classmates, teachers, and family friends of Flint Hill, the high school that founder Ratna Gill attended. A year of classes at Gyaan Ghar costs only about $3,000 to fund, just another reminder that a dollar in the U.S. can mean so much abroad. Thus, the school has been able to run on  funding from FHS for the last 7 years. However, this funding has stopped, and Gyaan Ghar is looking for support from its community -- both locally and around the world -- to continue running.
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Update 4
Posted by Ratna Gill
20 months ago
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WE DID IT!! I am unbelievably touched by the generosity shown by all of you over this past month, and WE MADE IT! We've now raised enough to fund Gyaan Ghar for all of this entire academic year, and more! I wish you all could have seen my face each time I learned of a new supporter -- it means the world to me that you all have so much faith in our school and its students, and in me. From the bottom of my heart, thank you.
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Update 3
Posted by Ratna Gill
20 months ago
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We are SO CLOSE! Thanks to generous support from all of you, we are less than $100 away from our goal to fund Gyaan Ghar Learning Center for the entirety of the 2015-2016 academic year! Unbelievable!!
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Update 2
Posted by Ratna Gill
20 months ago
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THANK YOU! With your help, we are more than halfway to our goal, in under two weeks since launching our campaign! I have confidence that we can raise the amount needed to fund Gyaan Ghar for the 2015-2016 school year before the year even starts!! You all are amazing!
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Update 1
Posted by Ratna Gill
20 months ago
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AMAZING! We've made it 1/3 of the way to our goal in just ONE WEEK! Thank you so much for your generosity, everyone -- it means more to the students and teachers of Gyaan Ghar than you know. And thank you for your help in continuing to spread the word. With your help, we can do it!
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$3,300 of $3,000 goal

Raised by 45 people in 21 months
Created August 6, 2015
TK
$100
tracy keegan
18 months ago

Blessings to you Ratna and all those whose lives you touch

IP
$100
In Memory of Patrice Sobin Paz
19 months ago

In memory of Patrice Sobin Paz. Her classmates created a memorial to her at our high school, and here is the beginning of what they said. " As the years passed after the attack on September 11, 2001, it became clear to us that we wanted to honor our friend and classmate, Patrice Sobin Paz. Not only was Patrice the only Pascack Valley High School alumna to lose her life that day, she had done so through an act of extraordinary bravery. Patrice had escaped the World Trade Center’s south tower with her co-workers, but she had reentered the burning building to try to find one pregnant woman, who was missing. This was the Patrice who we had known: bright, decisive, responsible and deeply caring about others. She deserved to be remembered." I miss Patrice, truly a bright shining light. (Fred Chanania)

$100
Anonymous
20 months ago
SJ
$68
siddddhhhaaaaaaarrrrthhhhh jena
20 months ago
BH
$15
Bella Harsh
20 months ago

God Bless

PF
$15
Pilar Fitzgerald
20 months ago

Do it, gurl.

$250
Indians 4 Social Change -- Changemaker Award
20 months ago
$10
Anonymous
20 months ago
RC
$200
Reena Chaudhary
20 months ago

Way to go Ratna! Blessings to you.

AS
$5
Atinderpal Sandhu
20 months ago

Its a very good initiative from your side. Keep it up You are a Ratna (Gem) for Humanity

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