Three years ago Rajeev Rastogi opened his home to create a school for promising children in need of an education. Initially discouraged or unable to attend school from a young age, these 50+ students work hard to make the academic progress needed to eventually join their peers in public school. One hundred percent of donations will lead to the procurement of a cooling system, effectively extending the academic year through the hottest months of the year in north India. Temperatures in this region often exceed a heat index of 44 ºC (111 ºF ).
I had the pleasure of spending a week with Rajeev in Varanasi, India. One of the most optimistic, kind, and hard-working people I have ever met, he is living Seva - selfless service.