At the age of 16, Gurbaksh dropped out of high school to pursue his dream as an entrepreneur and started his first company. Since then, Gurbaksh has launched four successful companies, and began his own foundation. The Chahal Foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit that strives to restore hope and dreams throughout communities around the globe.
To learn more about Gurbaksh Chahal, visit his blog on BeLimitless.
The Chahal Foundation was formed on July 17th, 2014 with the ambitious mission of making a meaningful global impact on the lives of those less fortunate.The basic premise of this foundation is that people across the world share a common dream, a universal right: and that’s the right to happiness.
It doesn’t matter where we live or what we look like. It doesn’t matter whether we are rich or poor. It doesn’t matter what our religious beliefs are. We have the right to live without fear. We have the right to a better education. We all have the right to a better life. These are bonds that link us all.
The Chahal Foundation evolved out of the BeProud Foundation which formed in August 2012, following the Wisconsin Sikh temple shooting, a tragic day when a gunman killed six people and wounded four others.
The Chahal Foundation takes the original mission into another dimension by consolidating its efforts into the following four areas:
The work of the foundation builds on Chahal’s years of support for social causes and education including scholarships at New York’s Pace University. In addition his support for disaster relief through organizations such as the Red Cross is being expanded, as is the mission to upgrade schooling for impoverished youth — by working with various NGOs in India and Africa.
The Chahal Foundation is pleased to accept assistance by like-minded contributors, as well as through your time, effort, and ideas. Internships are also welcome.
India has 440 million children. There are 187 million students who lack proper education. Many of them lack the basic facilities that we take for granted…playgrounds, libraries, and meals, for instance. Too many kids go hungry. Many of the schools don’t even have toilets for girls, causing millions of girls to drop out each year. It’s a life most can’t fathom.
For millions of children, education is an impossible dream. Instead they are put to work at an early age. Official statistics tell us that there are more than 12 million child workers in India. Many NGOs (Non-Governmental Organizations) estimate that the actual figure could be as high as 60 million. That’s almost twice the population of Canada. UNICEF estimates that India has the highest number of laborers in the world under the age of 14, and many toil in hazardous jobs.
Save the future. Share hope. Share a dream. Make them smile. Make a difference.
No matter what we look like, where we live, or how much or little we have, it's the one thing we all share. Our individual beliefs may be different, but the dream of happiness and a better life links us all. This dream includes knowing that we are free to be who we are without fear. The BeProud movement is about turning that dream into reality. It transcends race, gender, culture, and religion. It will forever change how we see one another.
The BeProud campaign was launched on November 11th, 2012 across national TV and across social media. Many celebrities including Deepak Chopra, Jay Sean, and The Nelson Mandela Family also joined the movement to end hate.
Each year, The Chahal Foundation donates multiple scholarships to encourage the importance of education and learning within higher education. "The Chahal Entrepreneurial Endowed Scholarship” is given to those who look to pursue their degree within entrepreneurial studies at Pace University.
To apply for this scholarship send an email to [email protected]
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