Gyanjyoty Academy was started in 2008 in Bodhgaya under a Banyan tree. The school was started primarily for the local street children who were beggars and laborers and most at-risk of exploitation and child abuse. Their mission is to empower underprivileged children and youth through relevant education, innovative healthcare and market-focused livelihood program.
Gyanjyoty Academy is in desperate need of a water filtration system to provide clean drinking water for the 280 students. The children often get intestinal and respiratory infections due to a lack of clean water. Additionally, during the summer, the temperature in Bodhgaya can reach 118 degrees Fahrenheit, making the water quite difficult to drink. A water cooler is needed to make the water a comfortable drinking temperature for the children.
Help us raise $1,750 to provide the students and teachers at Gyanjyoty Academy with clean drinking water!