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 aim 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

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 the empowerment of women. Towards this end, we started with providing educational expenses for underprivileged children at Himjyoti School and John Martyn School in Dehra Dun. For the last two years, we have been supporting the education of three girls from The Aasraa Trust in Dehra Dun, an organisation that educates and rehabilitates street children and ragpickers from the streets of Dehra Dun.
To make a larger impact on the empowerment of the underprivileged girl child, we want to reach out to all Ex-Welhamites with the initiative 'ONE FOR ONE'.

Its time to give back and CHANGE A CHILD”S FUTURE WITH A SINGLE COMMITTED GESTURE! We urge you to read the attachment about the work being done by the Aasraa Trust in Dehra Dun. (https://thelogicalindian.com/exclusive/aasraa)
Having studied at one of the best schools in the country, no one knows the value of a good education more than the Ex-Welhamite community. The aim of ‘One for One’ is simple – to link One Ex-Welhamite with the educational cost of One underprivileged girl child. This would be the best way to pay homage to the education we received at Welham.

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

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