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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 - 470 Stonehaven Dr, Fayetteville, GA 30215


1. Vishal Khushalani

Vishal founded Gurukulam, Inc in the US to help promote education for underprivileged and street children in rural India. When 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 and an engineering degree from University of Mumbai.

2. Alpa Khushalani

Alpa has been associated with Trust Children during the days of Tsunami disaster, when Alpa and Vishal helped rehabilitate the Panayur village. When based in Chennai, 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 California, USA. Neville is an engineer and chip designer with expertise in product design and technology development. He is 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. He has an MBA in Marketing Management and has a Masters Degree in Electrical Engineering from University of Toledo.


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