Parikrma’s ambition is to ensure that quality education is accessible to marginalized children.

The story of a country’s future can be told by looking at how its children are doing today. With so many childhoods being lost to poverty and labor, India’s future looks shaky and at risk and that is the gauntlet that has been picked up by Parikrma.

Parikrma has four schools that educate over 1500 children from 69 slum communities and four orphanages in Bangalore. Each child has a unique personality and development curve which is nourished, encouraged and actively supported here all the way till he/she has completed education.

Parikrma also empowers each child with life skills such as a strong sense of honesty and ethics, respect for the environment and a passion for excellence, both on and off the playing field.

Initiative: Parikrma Humanity Foundation

Face behind it: Shukla Bose, 57

Nominated for: Imparting holistic quality education in English to Bangalore's poorest of poor children

read full article »

Some of our children

Ashwini M. (ID: BANKOR00022011)
Age: 8 years old
Class: Venus
Father’s occupation: Autorickshaw driver
Mother’s occupation: Housemaid
Monthly income: Rs. 5,000/-
Total no. of family members: 5
Residence: Ambedkar Nagar

In the evenings, Ashwini is in the spotlight, dancing without a care in the world.

read more »

Arshad I.
Age: 9 years old
Class: Venus
Father’s occupation: Autorickshaw driver
Mother’s occupation: Housemaid
Monthly income: Rs. 5,000/-
Total no. of family members: 4
Residence: Rajendra Nagar

An inventor of games and a director of plays, Arshad is an ambitious and talented little boy.

read more »

Divya R.
Age: 8 years old
Class: Venus
Father’s occupation: Weaving Manual
Mother’s occupation: Weaving Manual
Monthly income: Rs. 3,000/-
Total no. of family members: 4
Residence: Koramangala

Divya seems to have taken Mr. Dahl’s advice very seriously. She is a storyteller extraordinaire...

read more »