WeCare

‘We Care’ is the social welfare arm of the WGAA. It was started in 2007, under the able leadership of Exie Sujata (Verma) Kulshreshta, Batch of 1978. The primary purpose was to build a corpus of funds in order to help our old teachers and support staff in need of financial assistance.

As Welhamites, we are fortunate indeed to have been educated at one of the premier institutions of the country. In keeping with the School’s motto “Aartha Shanti Phala Vidya” (the true purpose of education is to bring peace to the suffering), the WGAA continues to ensure that the legacy of our Founder Principal, Miss. Linnell remains true to the values she instilled in us. We take our moral responsibility to contribute to society and give back to the underprivileged very seriously through the We Care initiative.

The WGAA's We Care initiative has always actively supported retired staff members and current or retired accessory staff in need of help. We have organised and financed a major orthopaedic surgery to enable a Bearahji's 25 year-old paralysed son to walk, provided hearing aids for another’s 7-year-old son so that he could hear and repaid the medical loan of a deceased Bearahji to ease the burden on his aged widow. We have financed cardiac and cataract surgeries for retired teachers and also give monthly supplementary pensions where required. Our aim is to provide assistance and financial support where it is needed the most. This has included the following:

  • 2009 and ongoing - A monthly supplementary pension to 5 of our old teachers
  • 2013-2014 – Educational sponsorship of an underprivileged child in John Martyn Memorial School, Dehra Dun
  • 2014 – Educational sponsorship of an underprivileged girl child in Him Jyoti School, Dehra Dun
  • 2014 – Providing a hearing aid to a Bearahji’s 7-year-old son so that he could hear
  • 2011 – Providing medical and financial assistance to enable a complicated orthopaedic surgery so that a Bearahji’s young son could walk again.
  • 2015 – Financial assistance for cardiac treatment of a retired staff member
  • 2016 – Financial assistance for cataract surgery and lens implant of a retired staff member
  • 2017 – Repayment of a loan taken for cardiac treatment of a diseased Bearahji, so that his widow would not be burdened with it
  • 2017 – Financial assistance for cataract surgery and lens implant of a retired staff member
  • 2018 – Financedthe Hip Replacement surgery, the implant, the hospital stay and medications for a Bearahji who is currently employed in School
  • 2020 – Educating 56 underprivileged girls from the migrant labour, slum dweller community in Dehra Dun through the Aasraa Trust
  • 2020 – THE WGAA EXTENDS ITS SUPPORT TO ‘THE COVID WARRIORS OF THE AASRAA TRUST'
    The Ex-Welhamite community around the globe raised Rs 1 Lakh to help the Aasraa trust feed the families of the migrant labour community living in the slums of Dehra Dun.

Want to help out? For enquiries regarding WeCare, please contact Shruti Lakhanpal Tandon at
DRSHRUTITANDON@HOTMAIL.COM

One for one Inititative

We firmly believe that societal change comes with education and empowerment of women. Towards this end, the WGAA started the ‘One for One’ initiative in 2017. Through this initiative,for the past three years we have been supporting the education of 56 underprivileged girls living in the slums of Dehra Dun. We are doing this by collaborating with the Aasrsa Trust, an organisation that educates, feeds and rehabilitates street children, beggars and ragpickers from the streets of Dehra Dun.

To make a larger impact on the empowerment of the underprivileged girl child, we are reachingout to all Ex-Welhamites through this initiative. Our endeavour is to connect each Ex-Welhamite with the educational cost of one underprivileged girl child – ‘One for One’!

The annual cost of educating one girl child is currently Rs 21,000/-. This is inclusive of school fees, uniform, books and transport. We are looking for a minimal commitment of 5 years. We urge you to come forward individually, as siblings, as friends or as a batch to ‘adopt’ the education of an underprivileged girl child.

We urge you to read the attachment about the work being done by the Aasraa Trust in Dehra Dun.
(https://thelogicalindian.com/exclusive/aasraa)

Want to help out? For enquiries regarding ONE FOR ONE, please contact Shruti Lakhanpal Tandon at
DRSHRUTITANDON@HOTMAIL.COM

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