Fuel (Friends Union for Energising Lives), a non-profit organization based out of Pune, was invited by the Rashtrapati Bhavan in January first week to interact with the Honourable President of India, to share their work with him.
Founded by Ketan Deshpande at the young age of 19, the organization is actively working since 12 years in the field of education and career counselling, training and skill development of the underprivileged children and youth of India.
The organization has already clocked more than a million students covering 14 states and about 3500 schools in counselling and many more in skill development and training.
Santosh Huralikoppi, Chief Mentor and Ketan Deshpande, Founder – FUEL interacted at length with the President of India – Ram Nath Kovind. They explained to the president, the work that is being carried across India by the organisation, in the field of education and training of the underprivileged, especially to the deserving children of Army Jawans and the Police Personnel, who unlike civilians, get pretty less time to give to their children and accordingly take right career decisions for them.
The President – Ram Nath Kovind, lauded the efforts and encouraged the duo to continue working in the same manner. The president suggested to keep pushing the boundaries, to reach the maximum deserving children for the better future of India.
Previously, the organisation has been awarded the Champions of Change award organized by Niti Aayog by the hands of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
The organisation has also had the privilege to meet the former President of India – Late Abdul Kalam, twice, due to the exemplary work.
Fuel is associated with the Niti Aayog, to train the children in Aspirational Districts Programme of the central government. They also have associations with other state governments as well as renowned universities across India to operate their programs efficiently.
Fuel has also taken the onus of improving the employability in India. It is working towards the training of Future Skills – which deals with the subject of advanced technologies like Artificial Intelligence, Robotics, Blockchain Technology and more, which are shaping the current scenario of the industry. The organisation is making efforts to make the youth of India ready for Industry 4.0 and its challenges.
“We are soon coming up with a Future Skills University – One of its kind in India, which shall help the students upgrade their knowledge and get equipped for the ever-changing industry”, said Chairman Fuel – Ketan Deshpande.
“The interaction with President has only inspired us to work harder towards our goal of 10 million students,” said Santosh Huralikoppi, Chief Mentor – Fuel.
The Fuel team has invited the Defence Minister of India, Rajnath Singh to the Fuel Convocation where army children will be receiving the scholarships and awards. The team has handed over the donation cheque of Rs. 20 Lakh to the minister towards the education of children of Army Jawans. In the event, a fundraising musical event has been organised which is dedicated to the education of the girl child in association with the famous Sanam Band performing live on Feb 9, 2020.
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