Message From Founders of Global Pragathi (Global Progress)
Growing up, we found ourselves surrounded by an abundance of resources and opportunities, with access to quality education, extracurricular activities, and support of family and friends. Living comfortably, we were rather oblivious to the challenges faced by those living in poverty. Gradually, we came across large number of people with lack of resources. It dawned upon us that the combination of poverty, illiteracy and lack of resources had a paralyzing effect on thinking, leading to a vicious cycle, one difficult to break through. In this scenario, to do nothing, we felt, would be inhumane. We decided to do our bit in helping out the underprivileged.
For over two decades now, we have been working directly with the disadvantaged, while also supporting other indivduals and organizations. We co-founded a nonprofit organization with the idea of helping those in need and started building teams and collaborations to fulfill our vision at the grassroots level. In 2013, we decided to donate one salary from the household annually for five years, most likely renewable.We have endeavored to provide help cutting across religious, racial, caste, linguistic, political and socio-economic divides and biases to bring dignity and cheer to the underprivileged.
Having overcome several challenges, we have created sustained impact in some communities.We now wish to increase our efforts to support many more, and request your wholehearted support in this endeavor of ours.
We applaud everyone working towards making this world a better place. For the sake of humanity, we hope we can all join hands and work together for global progress.
"Service To Mankind Is Service To God"
Alok Agrawal, MD, FASN, FNKF; Nephrologist
Sangeeta Agrawal, MD, FACG, AGAF, FASGE; Gastroenterologist
Our Vision ...
is to take concrete steps towards a world devoid of poverty
Our Mission ...
is to achieve sustainable development in the communities through:
a. quality education
b. women and youth empowerment
c. providing preventive health care
"Overcoming poverty is not a gesture of charity. It is an act of justice."
- Nelson Mandela