Purkal Youth Development Society

Dedicated to the transformation of rural Uttarakhand.

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The Purkal Youth Development Society provides a nurturing, care-giving environment to empower children from impoverished families of Uttarakhand with promise and potential to carve a path out of poverty for themselves, their families, as well as their communities. To this end, we provide all that is required – education, boarding, nutrition, healthcare, etc. – free of cost. We support them through the crucial years of their schooling and also beyond the 12th grade, into the years of education/skill development for a vocation. In short, we strive to leave no stone unturned in our mission to help our students liberate themselves from poverty.


How We Work…

Any education we bring to the young minds who must one day spread the transformative change we hope to see should be a whole and holistic one. Education must take into account the physical, emotional, spiritual, and mental. We consciously choose to go one step further at every turn. To prepare and provide students with exposure and insight to face the world before them is a most important facet of education. This is crucial because at the heart of Uttarakhand’s transformative potential is a void that can only be filled with the right skill-set and true insight.


“The young citizenry of Uttarakhand will be its greatest change agents.”

G. K. Swamy  |  Founder



In 1998, Mr. G. K. Swamy and his wife, Mrs. Chinni Swamy, began an after-school tutorship program that saw many children arrive at their home after a day of toil at school. These children were not from the best of homes or in the most ideal of circumstances; their prospects in life were bleak and they, like much of their families, were stuck in a vicious cycle of poverty. The first classes were held in cowsheds and garages. As time took flight, the Society began a climb that was nothing short of miraculous. Today, the Society runs a CBSE School that is unique in the education it provides in that our students often rival or even best those from premium institutions.

We provide education, nutrition, and complete healthcare free of cost over a long number of years. We proactively choose to provide the best for our children in all the services we provide them.


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