Here’s what this 33-year-old philanthropist did for Hyderabad’s children and their education – Edexlive
Praveen Kumar Tangella is not the type to shy away from difficult conversations. Recently tasked with assisting Cyberabad police, the 33-year-old set out to speak to women from low-income households whose breadwinner husbands succumbed to COVID and, as a result, were left lifeless and in mourning. “The goal was to empathetically inquire about their financial situation and ensure that their children continue their education,” says the youngster who heads the education-focused initiative. Ahamprana Foundation. In households like these, it is common for children to be engaged in labor in order to save the day. And a lot of women had the same idea in mind. Thus, the foundation has decided to sponsor the education of 18 children for the 2021-22 school year.
They focus on the villages around Hyderabad and they have donated books and sweaters to the children there.
Praveen further assured that if children score 85% in their studies, he will continue to sponsor their education until they graduate, along with books and other stationery. “Usually friends and relatives come together to help, but the fear of COVID has isolated these families. Besides helping women find livelihoods, like tailoring or tailoring, I think the best gift that one can give to their children is the gift of education, ”says BTech graduate who studied computer science at Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, Hyderabad.
Praveen Kumar Tangella
Speaking of difficult conversations, there is another dialogue that the Director of Membership and Programs of the Hyderabad Chapter of ISACA (a professional association focused on IT governance) is eager to have. “As a cybersecurity professional, looking at the progression of digital education over the past two years, I can’t help but touch on the subject of children’s vulnerability to adult content. This must be dealt with immediately before this. is too late, ”says Praveen, who is also head of compliance at Altruista Health. In this direction, they have partnered with a local FM station and are also looking to partner with digital platforms to raise awareness of this lesser-known threat.
Initially, Praveen, family and friends contributed 90 percent of the funds, but now other donors are stepping up and creating a healthy 50-50 balance.
While this plan is still being developed, since its inception in June 2018, the Ahamprana Foundation has worked tirelessly for the cause of education. They started out by providing books to about nine public schools in and around Narsingi, but then COVID pivoted them into general distribution of grocery kits to the needy. “Even here we tried to focus on teachers because there were many initiatives helping children but none focusing on teachers. We covered 650 teachers during the pandemic,” says Praveen, who gives two every year. months of his salary at the foundation.
“It is in memory of my father that I launched the foundation and it is with the strength of four to five solid volunteers that we carry out our activities,” said the youngster as he finished.
Protect kids in cybersecurity:
– Privacy filters on social networks and OTT platforms, on the Internet in general, sometimes do the trick
– Discuss sharing contact details, credit card or UPI information on websites. Download content too
– Since trolling and bullying are emerging issues, it is important to address these issues as well
– Navigation can lead children on adult paths, so children must be made aware of its dangers
To learn more about them, see instagram.com/ahamprana_foundation