because education has the power to transform children’s lives.
Education gives children hope and it gives them the power to fulfill their dreams. Education opens new doors for children; it is necessary for children to turn their dreams into a reality. The sky is the limit for a well educated child. In an ideal world, money should never come in the way of a child realizing her or his dreams. Unfortunately, the truth is far from this ideal. Numerous children do not get the education they deserve due to financial limitations. Good education is not always accessible to the underprivileged in our society.
There is tremendous potential in children, all they need is access to good education. And that’s what we do at the Singhal Foundation. We provide access to high quality education to the most talented children who don’t have the necessary resources. Our first project on this journey is Project Hope, which has started in the beautiful city of Jodhpur, India. Project Hope strives to give a great education to the most deserving under-privileged children. As we make progress on this project, we will post regular updates on our Facebook Page and on Twitter.
Shilpa and Amit Singhal Founders
Our founders Shilpa and Amit have been passionate about education as far back as they can remember. Both of them have directly experienced the transformative effects of education. Their families’ lives have been changed over generations, all because of good education.
Shilpa is a Physicist and a Computer Scientist with degrees from State University of New York (Binghamton) and Cornell University. Her family’s known journey starts four generation back from humble beginnings. Her great-grandfather was a sweet (dessert) vendor with little education. Education pulled her family out of hardships, and her grandfather and father both became Engineers. She worked as a software engineer for many years, before deciding to devote her time to family and philanthropy.
Amit Singhal is known as the man behind Google search. Amit led Google search for over fifteen years (2000-2016). His family story is also that of education. Amit’s great grandfather, Mr. Shiv Gupta was a person of few means. He had very little education, and made his living by repairing bicycle punctures (flat tires) on a roadside in a temporary shop, which was all of four bamboo sticks and a tarp. Again, successive generations’ emphasis on education resulted in Amit’s father becoming an engineer, and Amit getting a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Cornell. After fifteen years of leading Google search, Amit, with Shilpa, decided to give back to his community through the Singhal Foundation.
Vikram Ahuja Director India Operations
Vikram is a lifelong educator. His passion for education shows in his sixteen years of leading Eurokids and EuroSchools institutions in the state of Rajasthan, India. Vikram is an education innovator at heart, from teacher training to out-of-classroom programs, he has built several innovative programs that have deeply impacted the quality of education in his schools. Vikram has tremendous knowledge of the private schools system in India. In addition, Vikram cares a lot about touching the lives of numerous capable children through education and, therefore has devoted himself to the cause of Singhal foundation.