Former Indian cricketer, Suresh Raina will ring in his 34th birthday on November 27 with a series of philantrophic work in association with his NGO, Gracia Raina Foundation.
Raina has pledged to build sanitation and drinking water facilities in Uttar Pradesh, Jammu and NCR. It will ensure the health and hygiene of over 10,000 children studying in these schools. The year-long initiative will be executed in collaboration with Amitabh Shah’s Yuva Unstoppable.
Suresh Raina, along with his wife Priyanka, a co-founder of the foundation kicked off his birthday week by inaugurating the upgraded drinking water facility, separate toilets for boys and girls, hand washing, dish washing area and smart classrooms at Govt Composite Middle School, Noor Nagar Sihani, Ghaziabad as part of the joint project of Gracia Raina Foundation and Yuva Unstoppable. The couple also donated 500 ration kits to mothers from underprivileged backgrounds.
“It brings me immense joy to celebrate my 34th birthday with this initiative. Every child deserves quality education, this includes their right to have access to safe and clean drinking water and toilet facilities in schools,” Raina said as quoted by PTI. The cricketer is looking forward to contributing more. “I hope we can contribute to this with Gracia Raina Foundation collaborating with Yuva Unstoppable,” he added.
“It is truly humbling to see the upgraded facilities benefiting thousands of kids. This is an excellent start and we look forward to transforming many more schools in the future. There was no better way I could have celebrated my birthday, it was a truly heartwarming experience,” he said further.
Suresh Raina’s philanthropic endeavors to pay special emphasis to Right AGE
Suresh Raina’s year-long initiative will be executed in collaboration Amitabh Shah’s Yuva Unstoppable. Apart from health and sanitation facilities, Raina’s philanthropic endeavors will pay special emphasis on Right AGE. It is an adolescent and reproductive special programme which will be rolled out in all 34 schools, the release stated. The foundation will also establish a better access to smart classes for the students in these schools.
The former player hails from Uttar Pradesh. He is also an ambassador of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Swacch Bharat initiative. Through the Gracia Raina Foundation, he will spearhead the Right Age Programme for adolescent girls and will also impart scientific knowledge through reproductive health workshops. The young couple will also closely work with the students in four schools in their home town, Muradnagar.