Project titleExtension of the Lotus Petal Foundation School
Village Dhunela, Gurgaon, India
The Lotus Petal Foundation, established in 2011, has been enabling children from migrant families access quality educational facilities which will ensure a secure and dignified future. LPF functions through several intrinsic, interconnected programs :
. Vidyananda School for primary education ;
. Pratishthan Learning Centre for secondary and senior secondary education ;
. Jeevika-the in-house Skill Development Program ;
. and the Aarogya Wellness for healthcare.
The combination of these programs provides a platform to underprivileged children to move from Kindergarten (KG) to Senior Secondary (Grade 12) at the end of which they move into a job or professional higher education streams.
The organization over the last 9 years has impacted approximately 8’000 people (till date) from its current campus in village Silokhra (Gurgaon).
Starting out with one class of 7 students, the school today (March 2020) is flourishing with 641 students.
About the project
ASED’s partnership with LPF
Over the years, there has been an increasing demand for LPF’s quality of education, health care and nutrition provided. In order to accommodate this increased demand, in 2017-2018, with the support of ASED, LPF expanded its campus at Silokhra, with the addition of 12 fully equipped and furnished classrooms. Consequently, for the academic year 2018-2019, LPF was able to admit 40% more children as compared to the previous academic year. In addition, the kitchen was also renovated and designed for safe, hygienic, ergonomic & efficient cooking of nutritious food for the increased strength of students.
Phase II, the construction of a new campus of 1,20,000 sqft.
Lotus Petal now seeks to expand its presence by constructing a CBSE standard school till grade 12 with all the state-of-the-art facilities such as library, language labs, STEM learning, music room, art & drama, play grounds etc. to reach to as high as 17’000 plus children from the underprivileged background by 2027-28
The Foundation has the following objectives for the new school campus:
- Provide opportunity to more children, To increase the reach of beneficiaries from 2800 (1200 – direct, 1600 – indirect) to 17’000 (3000- direct, 14000 – indirect) by the year 2027-28.
- To ensure that at least 90% of the students in the various programs meet the learning outcomes and 75% of the students with the healthcare outcomes.
- To ensure 95% of the students completing the program are placed in formal jobs.
- To expand the reach to as many as 100 government schools in next 5-7 years.
The construction will happen in multiple phases, starting with the construction of boundary wall, approaching road, security room, underground water tank etc.
Lotus Petal Foundation (LPF) is a charitable Trust based in North India which is committed to the objective of “Changing the world. One child at a time”. Their mission is to provide exemplary education, nutritious meals, quality healthcare and skill development to the children of urban poor in India. They also provide an ecosystem for people to contribute towards the cause of education with their skills, time and money across the world.
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2020 : ongoing
Total duration : 5 years
The construction (first phase) was expected to start in May 2020 but is now delayed due to the lock down announced. Once the restrictions are lofted and the government approves, construction will begin in the second half of 2020. The academic program is expected to start by June 2021.
Lotus Petal New campus :