Since the first Food for People (FFP) facility opened in Bantoli, India in 2006, The Prem Rawat Foundation’s program has expanded to provide more than fresh meals and clean water. In response to evolving local educational needs, this year the foundation is helping build 6 new classrooms to further empower people in the disadvantaged area to emerge from poverty.
Fueled by the meals at FFP, children started staying in school longer, going beyond the elementary level for the first time, with some going on to higher education. A few years ago, it became clear that they wanted computer training and English classes to help prepare for new educational and employment opportunities. So in partnership with local charity, Prem Sagar Foundation, 15 computers were purchased and a teacher was hired to offer computer literacy and English.