The Chattahoochee Indian Cultural Exchange club runs entirely on its mission and vision- to inform, educate and entertain students regarding the various aspects of the Indian culture and community. Complete with bi-monthly meetings and various celebrations that mirror Indian festivities, the organization has gained both popularity and support within the Chattahoochee community. In addition, the club has provided its members with various volunteer opportunities that extend its reach outside of Chattahoochee itself.
Ekal Vidyalaya is an Indian nonprofit organization with a mission to promote village development through education in rural India. In the years since its founding in 1999, Ekal Vidyalaya has funded the building and support of more than 47,000 schools scattered throughout India that, as a whole, house more than 1.3 million students. With one of its primary centers in Atlanta, the program plans to raise the funds necessary to build 100,000 more schools across India by 2015 through donations and sponsorships.
As a means of giving back to the very community that supported its growth, Chattahoochee’s Indian Culture Exchange Club has generously donated $365, a dollar a day for a year, to this charity in order to fund and aid children in receiving the education that its members enjoy.
The club plans to extend its reaches into the next school year, continuing a tradition with Ekal Vidyalaya.