In 2006, Vivek Canada became an incorporated and registered charitable society in British Columbia, Canada. The Foundation member volunteers at that time, nearing retirement from their professions in Canada, India and the U.K., wanted to help those less fortunate.
As an experienced professional group, we are committed to an integrated and grass-roots approach towards rural development projects.
We believe that vibrant rural economies are vital not only to eradicate poverty but also in the foundation for global peace, security and quality of life for all.
We would like to raise funds for:
1. Supporting free elementary education to girls and boys.
2. Solar energy
3. Backyard poultry projects
1120 girls and boys have completed elementary schooling.
We have 4 elementary schools in Puranpur Tehsil, Pilibhit District, U.P. India in operation: Dhaka Chant, Khirkia Bargadia, Nai Colony, and Rahul Nagar
Since 2013, we have distributed over 500 solar lamps to families in need.
2015: All the thatched roof huts at our schools were converted in to concrete all- weather lockable rooms.
2018: We started a new school in Rahul Nagar to accommodate over 100 students.
To promote gender equality and empower local youth, Vivek Canada is pleased to award two scholarships of $1,000.00 each for two female students of South Asian heritage enrolled in a post-secondary institution in B.C. The recipients will receive this award at Vivek Canada’s Gala of Hope on Friday, September 6, 2019.
Applications are due Friday, August 9, 2019.
Vivek Canada will be hosting, Gala of Hope - a fundraising dinner in support of education for rural children in Uttar Pradesh, India on Friday, September 6, 2019.
We are pleased to have India Cultural Association (ICA) of Vancouver as our organizing partner.