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This Trust is being run by a group of young adults who CARE.

No part of any donation received is used for administration costs. All administrative expenses are borne by committee members. Every penny that is donated reaches the children directly


Pragadeesh is the son of a fisherman.... and his dreams when he was 5 years old was to become a Doctor! He joined Gurukulam when he was 4 years old. Today - Pragadeesh is doing his 10th standard at Gurukulam. His dreams have changed over the years, but he is well on his way to becoming whatever he wants to be. And it is thanks to each and every one who supports Gurukulam, that children like Pragadeesh can dream of a future and have a chance to make it a reality. Read more about it at

Gurukulam - US

Gurukulam, Inc. is a registered USA public charity under section 501(c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code. The organization seeks to promote education for underprivileged and street children in rural India and to give them an opportunity to learn, become educated, and build a future for themselves. Donations currently received by Gurukulam, Inc. are used to support the activities of Trust Children and Gurukulam School in Panayur village, India.

Address: Gurukulam, Inc - 23610 N Sanctuary Club Drive, Kildeer, IL 60047


1. Vishal Khushalani

Based in South Carolina, US, Vishal is a management consultant by profession. He founded Gurukulam Inc, in the US to help promote education for underprivileged and street children in rural India. When he was based in Mumbai, India, Vishal taught “spoken English” to street children through the Navjot Foundation and to the blind children at the Happy Home School for the Blind. He has been associated with Trust Children during the days of Tsunami disaster, when he and his wife helped rehabilitate the Panayur village. He believes in the vision of Trust Children and supports the activities of the Gurukulam School. Vishal has an MBA from the Moore School of Business, University of South Carolina.

2. Alpa Khushalani

Alpa is an IT professional based in South Carolina, US. When she was based in India, she taught “spoken English” to villagers of Panayur and of the neighboring villages of Chennai, India. Alpa has an engineering degree in Computer Science and is also one of the founding members of Gurukulam, Inc.

3. Neville Ichhaporia

Neville Ichhaporia is one of the founding members of Gurukulam, Inc. and is presently based in San Jose, California. Neville is an engineer and chip designer with expertise in product design and technology development. He recently graduated with an MBA in Marketing Management and is presently involved with the technology, marketing and strategic branding initiatives for Gurukulam Inc. and Trust Children. An avid outdoor enthusiast with a passion for the environment, Neville strongly believes in approaches that use innovation and emerging technologies towards creating sustainable solutions for all types of problem solving.

4. Debasish Das

Debasish is an IT sales and marketing professional based in Seattle, USA. He volunteers for social causes in both the US and in India and is also actively involved with the Seattle Chapter of "Asha for Education". Debasish is an avid outdoor enthusiast and actively participates in golfing, hiking, camping, sailing and skiing.

5. Rajesh Tiwari

Based in the US, Rajesh is finance professional with a wide range of interests particularly in children's development. He has worked with various social organizations in Jabalpur and has devoted time to education and self-employment of the underprivileged in and around Jabalpur (MP), India.

Lovingly addressed by his friends as “Raj”, he firmly believes that all children have potential that needs to be nurtured and creativity that needs to be encouraged. He is passionate about outdoor activities and enjoys reading, writing and music and spending time with family and friends. Raj is married to Archana Tiwari and has two sons aged 6 and 4.


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