‘Every underprivileged child is special’

Says founder of Care Foundation Emmanuel Public School for underpriviledged kids

The message on the Facebook wall reads “What a joy to serve food to 350 precious children along with Harbinder Kaur at Care Foundation Emmanuel Public School, NIBM Road, Pune. Felt really good…. Care Foundation Emmanuel Public School gives English medium education and serves a wholesome meal to 350 underpriviledged children.” The words express the contentment of serving society.

Emmanuel Public School at Kondhwa has facilities at par with contemporary educational institutions

Emmanuel Public School at Kondhwa has facilities at par with contemporary educational institutions

NGO Care Foundation started Emmanuel Public School at Chandan Gardens, off NIBM Road in Kondhwa in 2007 to provide education to underprivileged children in the neighbourhood. With two children, the school has grown to 300 children and classes are from Standard I to VIII.

The school’s founder chairman Bakhtawar Singh said, “Education is of paramount important in our country. And teaching needy kids is the least that we can do. We emphasise on holistic development of the child and provide wholesome meal every day. Many volunteers visit our school and take part in the children’s recreational and vocational activities. Our mission is to give every child an equal opportunity to pursue a career of their choice. For me, every underprivileged child is a special child of God.

Bakhtawar Singh

Bakhtawar Singh

A faculty at Symbiosis Centre for Management Studies, HGM Azam College, Emmanuel Mission School, Bethesda Bible Training Centre (Pune), and winner of National Award For Education Development 2010 and Mother Teresa Sadbhavana Award 2013, Bakhtawar Singh admits that he is more spiritual than religious.

“My school attempts to instill in kids the spirit of God’s love and a value system based on Godly principles, to help them become better citizens and human beings,” he said.

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