The Puranik Foundation is a non-profit organization based in India and headquartered in Houston, Texas.
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A charitable trust that believes in education, sustainable living & wellness.
Vision International Learning Center is a residential school on campus for underserved children in Pune, India. The school provides English education and takes pride in extracurricular activities as part of providing a well-rounded education. The school has their own orchestra, sports, and dance teams as well as international exchange programs.
The Foundation is a self-sustaining living lab, as technologies are developed unique to the site. Rainwater retention ponds help store water from an entire monsoon cycle up to 2 years. Biofuel is a source of cooking gas and solar power provides hot water and security lights. We are constantly developing better ways to live in harmony with nature.
Samarthgad Foundation is the name of our campus in India. A remote location among lush trees and beauty that surrounds the serene hills of Pune. Engage in meditation, reflection and learn practices for conscious living that encompass the body, mind and soul.
The Puranik Foundation is a 501c3 organization headquartered in Houston, Texas that owns and operates a school in Pune, India called Vision International Center. We believe in providing educational opportunities that open minds, stimulate holistic perspectives and inspire transformation. Seated on 27-acres of sustainable land, our school provides FREE private grade education to underserved children grades K-12. This includes housing and meals throughout the week along with a curriculum enriched with nature exploration, mindfulness practices, critical thinking exercises and leadership training.
Twice a year high school students, college students, teachers, and professors as well as yoga and mindfulness practitioners from around the world apply to visit the school and participate in one of 3 Global Service Leadership Programs coordinated by the Foundation: Impact India, Bridge India and or Insight India.
“When I picked my daughter up from the airport she shared that she was not ready to come. She was already making plans to go back to Vision International School and stay for 6 weeks for the Bridge India program”. Cammie shared that the most painful part of her trip was leaving the children behind. My daughter is a better human being because of her time at Impact India. We thank the Puranik Foundation. My family is extremely grateful.”
Shawn Lemmons (Cammie’s Mom)
Nurturing holistic perspectives is the core of what we do. We believe that in order to be a Leader one must consider Self, Community and the Environment in every decision they make. Therefore our programs feature one or more of the following 8 attributes we believe inform a Holistic Perspective:
Travel to India and immerse with its culture, a program for High School students to become global citizens.
The Energy Project is a semester-long internship program that provides a unique environmental sustainability curriculum enrichment opportunity to high school students. Through the program, selected participants will engage in youth activism with a real-world impact as students create the future of sustainability.
I was deeply inspired by the sustainable lifestyle and "waste not, want not" principles that were practiced at the Foundation. - Vaidehi
You will learn so much about the environment how to conserve energy and learn about the culture and traditions around you. - Saurav
“My students went through a dramatic transformation in 10 days.“ - Jennifer Kapral
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“If you want to conquer the anxiety of life, live in the moment, live in the breath,” said Amit Ray, author, and spiritual master.
Mindfulness is not only a characteristic that can be cultivated and developed by practice, but it is also “associated with better academic outcomes..
Build a space for educators to come together and experience self-love and harmony through yoga and meditation.
This experience included an all levels yoga class, a three course plant based brunch, live music and booths from local artists.
Imagine curing most of your common illness at home, without a doctor, from ingredients in your pantry.
Every child has a dream and education enables those dreams.
"Traveling to Pune allowed me to get a better idea of what I am passionate about."
Today, our planet is facing the brunt of decades of missteps when it comes to caring for the environment.
“Education is the most powerful weapon you can use to change the world.”
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The Inaugural celebration of 20 years of service at The Post Oak Hotel.
High school students will create their future through mindful design in this 5-day workshop
A yoga event free for educators to unwind and bring awareness
Puranik Foundation graduates its inaugural class of Global Connect Leadership Interns
Puranik Foundation collaborates on HISD inaugural Global Issues Summit
Focused on Education, Sustainability, and Study Abroad, Puranik Foundation Throws Inaugural Gala