Saurabh Kumar

Saurabh was studying in DLF Swapna Sarthak School, Phase 3 in Gurugram and was recommended for scholarship by Gunjan Foundation on account of his brilliant academic performance. He was awarded the scholarship in the year 2016-17 and as a part of the DLF CARES Education Support Programme, he was upgraded to Summer Fields School, Phase 1 in Gurugram. He studied at the school for 2 years completing his Classes VII & VIII securing 91% & 89% respectively. It was yet again decided by the DLF QEC Education Charitable Trust to upgrade him to Ridge Valley School in Phase 4. Having secured 84% in Class X, he is presently studying in Class XII. Saurabh recounts, “This journey of a child with dreams to a child pursuing and realising those dreams couldn’t have been possible without the support of DLF Foundation. I am very grateful and obliged to my counsellors for providing me with such opportunities. The scholarship programme has enlightened, supported and transformed many lives and I am fortunate to be one of them.” Saurabh enjoys the rare distinction of being the official Master of Ceremonies for almost all the school events. Saurabh aspires to crack the UPSC exams and contribute towards bringing about a positive change in the lives of the common people.

Saurabh Kumar

Ankit Mishra is a bright young boy full of confidence and enthusiasm, having recently appeared for the NEET exams. His positive attitude and love for learning has brought about a visible transformation in him. Ankit joined the programme when he was in Class VI in the year 2014. He was upgraded from a Hindi-medium school to Drona School, a CBSE-affiliated English-medium school. The change sent his spirits soaring and he adjusted well to his new environment, securing 93% in his Class X and 92.6% in Class XII. He developed a passion for playing chess while working on his dream of becoming a doctor. Ankit comes from a humble family; his father works as a casual daily wage labourer and brings home an annual income of 1.44 lakh rupees. Ankit is very determined to break the cycle of poverty for his family.

Ankit Mishra
Ankit Mishra
Divyanshi Shekhawat

Divyanshi secured 87% in Class X and is presently studying in Class XII at Ridge Valley School. She was awarded the scholarship in the year 2015 and enrolled in Class VI at Shishu Kalyan Sr. Secondary School and later upgraded to Ridge Valley School in the year 2018. She is a real-life example of how a little confidence can transform one's life. You will see her composing and reciting poems, reading books, actively participating in all scholastic and co-scholastic activities.

It’s hard to believe that she wasn’t always like this. After the initial bout of struggles, she has blossomed into a confident young girl ready to take on the world and succeed at becoming a successful psychologist. The financial support has provided her with opportunities to acquire quality education at one of the better schools in Gurugram and the intensive counselling has helped her immensely in improving her concentration, hone her communication skills, and enhance her personality. Divyanshi has remained positive even in the face of adversity even when her father lost his job during the pandemic.

Divyanshi Shekhawat

Bidisha is a powerhouse of knowledge and was assessed by MENSA India International and identified with having an IQ of 145+. The tiny frame belies the potential of this delightful child who was then studying at Vidya School at Gurugram in 2020. She was then upgraded to study at the Summer Fields School, Gurugram under the DLF CARES Roots to Wings programme. Bidisha started receiving scholarship support under the DLF CARES Education Support Programme in the year 2015-16. Shy and low in confidence at the beginning, Bidisha has blossomed into a confident and bright girl possessing great clarity for her future. Her father is working as a steward with an annual income of 1.50 lakhs while her mother is a homemaker having no formal education. Bidisha Mandal is determined to build a different life for herself and her family. She is an extremely creative all-rounder, having great leadership qualities. She dreams of becoming an IAS officer one day.

Bidisha Mandal
Bidisha Mandal
Richa Singh

Richa possesses a cheerful disposition and boasts qualities like persistence and self-discipline. She has great clarity for a child who is just 12 years of age and has a clear roadmap towards a career in the medical stream. She was awarded the scholarship in the year 2019 and was upgraded to Summer Fields School at Gurugram. Along with her studies, Richa has developed a good command over English through her communication classes with Stones2Milestones. Her father is a cook, who has studied up to 5th grade and brings home an annual income of 2.98 lakhs per annum. Richa, however, is ready to break out of all the limitations imposed upon her and move towards a brighter future.

Richa Singh

Deepankar is not your ordinary child. Diagnosed with Social Communication Disorder (SCD), he didn’t have the same opportunities as the other children of his age did. He faced many difficulties in using verbal and nonverbal language for social purposes, making it impossible to start school at the right age. Delayed milestones of starting to speak late at the age of 4, he enrolled in Pre-Nursery at 5 years of age, and spent a few years in a school for special children. His transformation began after enrolling in Alpine Convent School at Gurugram and the mentoring received by a special educator at the DLF Foundation. He didn’t let his limitations stop him from exploring the possibilities around him. Deepankar is a DLF Scholar receiving educational support under the DLF CARES Education Support Programme since 2015-16. Presently studying in Class V, he has learnt drawing and painting and has participated in Pyeong Chang 2018 Olympic Winter Games Painting Competition, SOF International English Olympiad and SOF National Science Olympiad. These days, Deepankar is exploring sports like skating, cycling and cricket with the support of his parents. His parents have been very supportive and have played a vital role in his overall growth.

Deepankar Mishra
Deepankar Mishra
Arpit Mishra

Wise beyond his years, Arpit is studying in Class IX at The Pine Crest School, Gurugram and believes in striving towards overcoming all setbacks. A consistently high performer, Arpit has been securing over 90% in his exams for the past four years and aspires to be a doctor. He was awarded the scholarship in the year 2018-19. Arpit is a perfect blend of resilience and self-discipline. His positive outlook towards life is admirable to say the least and he has endeared himself to all his teachers and classmates. He is an ideal role model for all around him.

Arpit Mishra

Ibrar Ansari looks at life with a scientific mindset. His curiosity and problem-solving bent of mind helped him to receive educational support under the DLF CARES Education Support Programme, a flagship initiative of the DLF QEC Educational Charitable Trust. He was enrolled in Class VI at Drona Public School, Gurugram in the year 2015-16. He was assessed by MENSA India International Test and was identified as a gifted scholar. This opened a plethora of opportunities for him, and he was upgraded to Summer Fields School, Phase 1 in Gurugram under its Roots to Wings Programme 2020-21. Ibrar has been a consistent high achiever and is a great example of what hard work and focus can achieve. He made the best use of the guidance & counselling provided to him and realized for himself that he wants to find solutions to real-world problems. He is yet to choose between being an engineer or a scientist, but he surely has what it takes to be a winner. His father works as a tailor and his mother has studied up to Class VIII. He has a family income of 1.8 lakh rupees per annum. Ibrar’s journey is inspirational, and he is determined and focused on changing the reality of his family.

Ibrar Ansari
Ibrar Ansari