Hope Begins Foundation was started in 2017 and created a big impact in the society in a very short time. Hope Begins was also noticed by big brands and renowned personalities who have appreciated their work. The foundation was started by 3 friends Pranav Mishra, Shoaib Ali and Bitupan Baruah. With its head office in Delhi NCR they have volunteers across the country. Their projects include Let’s End Hunger Together, Cricket for Differently abled, Financial support during medical emergencies and supporting education of poor children. It continues to find new ways to ensure that the needy section of the society is always uplifted. What started off as sports for the differently abled has scaled up its reach and strength. Over the years, the focus of this non-profit has moved to Development. With support from its hundreds of volunteers the organization is impacting the lives of over many needy people across the country.
During Covid they distributed 40 lacs meals to the underprivileged and the labourers. Their work was recognized by many people and got a lot of media attention. They organized multiple cricket tournaments for the differently abled players in various parts of the country.
While they already have their running projects of helping poor children with educational support, this time they took a step ahead and extended their support to those students who are bright in studies but are not able to do further studies for financial reasons. They were seen distributing laptops to some students in Ghaziabad.
In this campaign ARK Infosolutions Pvt. Ltd. came ahead and donated laptops to Hope Begins Foundation as a part of their welfare causes and it was distributed among students in Ghaziabad (Uttar Pradesh). They distributed laptops to 54 students. These are used laptops but are in good condition for use. Out of 300 applications that came for the demand of these laptops, there was a screening process as laptops were limited. 54 out of these 300 were those who passed a basic screening test conducted by the Hope Begins Foundation. The whole process of selecting the students was not easy though because as many as 300 students showed interest for it. Screening had to be done to filter out the 54 students by conducting 3 tests with 100 students in each batch.
Amit Yadav, a 16 year old boy from Faridabad was in utter need of a laptop to get admission to the course of his dreams. The only reason he couldn’t get into it was because of lack of a laptop because his homework and projects were all supposed to be done digitally only. Now that he got to hold his own laptop in his hand he burst into tears. He said he was also about to give up on his dreams but then Hope Begins Foundation came out as a saviour. He said he always believed something good will happen but he didn’t know how and when. Finally it felt like God has answered his prayers.
When asked about why Hope Begins Foundations decided to distribute laptop, they said that their aim is to help with education. But in today’s world education is incomplete without technology. Laptop is one such basic technological tool to study or to work in a corporate. The Foundation is also working on another project called NEEV. The pandemic dealt many unfortunate children across the world a crippling blow. The loss of parents meant many were suddenly left alone to battle the vagaries of life at a tender age. Children who suddenly lost their parents to COVID are not only emotionally vulnerable and face an uncertain future; they are also at greater risk of falling victim to trafficking, exploitation, child marriage, and other social evils. Recently they started a fundraiser to keep supporting the children in their care, and to ensure that all their basic needs, from food and shelter to education, were met.
As of now, multiple supporters have generously contributed a lot of funds to the cause. The organisation aims to raise more funds to keep transforming more lives for the better.
Hope Begins Foundation is seen collaborating with many Orphanages and Children cares to support their work. They have also collaborated with many big NGOs to serve the nation at large scale. Talking about future plans, Hope Begins Foundation is looking to expand its current projects and expand it’s team to both tier 1 and tier 2 cities. They believe they are working on two very important issues in the society i.e. Hunger and Education. And if these two are taken care of then a lot of other problems in the society will go away by itself.