Rajeev Rastogi pictured with students and teachers.

Rajeev Rastogi pictured with students and teachers.

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 ).

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Eric, Rajeev, and Charlotte.

Eric, Rajeev, and Charlotte.

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.