"An Overview on The Princeton Foundation" By Kashish Arora

Updated: Oct 10, 2021

Around the world, 129 million girls are out of school. 689 million people are living in extreme poverty, with no resources to get out of the cycle. Millions are suffering due to a pandemic that is ravaging the world. Healthcare in itself is a luxury few have access to. There are so many people in the world without the resources they need to survive, and we are here to help.

Princeton Foundation for Peace and Learning is a non-profit organization set up to make the world a better place through endeavors in the fields of education and health care. Providing an education to women is one of Princeton Foundation’s priorities. PFplus has been funding women’s college educations in India since 2011. We have sponsored 121 girls in India over these 10 years, with their entire college tuition paid for. We hope to continue funding these women with higher education and empowering more women through education.

During these incredibly heartbreaking times, Princeton Foundation has focused on helping those struggling due to the pandemic. We arranged a free shipment of oxygen concentrators, oximeters, targeted medicines, and other Covid supplies to India, saving countless lives. In less than two weeks, Princeton Foundation had gathered more than 10 million USD of medical supplies ready for shipping, including 20,000 lbs of supplies from Harvard University. We plan for this to become an ongoing global operation by sending healthcare supplies to countries around the world that are struggling.

One of Princeton Foundation’s biggest programs is the Youth Ambassadors program. Young people are the future, and as a young ambassador myself, PF+ amplifies our voices and provides a platform that helps us contribute positive change to the world. For example, the Youth Ambassadors made an educational video for the American Lung Association, a nonprofit we are partnered with, that gained a lot of recognition through social media. Some of Princeton Foundation’s other partnerships include Columbia University, Institute for Advanced Study, Anti-Defamation League, and Mitzvah Circle Foundation. In fact, the Young Ambassadors of Princeton Foundation made a trip to Harleysville for Mitzvah Circle Foundation to volunteer and donate money that helped provide critical items to those in need. If you want to help make change, fill out the Youth Ambassadors Application Form.

Currently, Princeton Foundation is planning the SPARK competition to cultivate socially responsible global citizens committed to solving issues across the globe. We will be accepting proposals to solve social issues in the focus areas of Princeton Foundation: Healthcare, Education, and Women Empowerment. Each proposal will be carefully reviewed by judges from educational organizations. Finalists will be invited to a live event for final selection. Once selected, the winners would get the award funds and access to the mentorship by the leaders from the tech industry, business, philanthropy, government, and other organizations. The competition is open to all students currently enrolled in US middle and high schools or colleges. If you’re interested in solving a problem in the world you’re passionate about, fill out the SPARK Application Form.

We are so thankful to have the resources we have to help people around the world, and the best way for this to continue happening is with your help. Whether that is through donations, volunteer work, or simply raising awareness about our organization, you too can help make the world a better place.

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