WALNUT CREEK (KPIX 5) — A Walnut Creek man is on a mission to present as many kids as doable the instruments for schooling.
Wren Avenue Elementary College in Harmony is an artwork magnet faculty with no arts finances. So Principal Celeste Graybill says a $10,000 greenback donation of artwork provides is a giant deal.
“The kids’s faces are going to mild up,” stated Graybill with a smile.
From paints to crayons, first grade instructor Eric Vandetta says faculty’s practically 400 college students have what they should unleash their creativity.
“We wouldn’t be capable of perform with out it,” Vandetta stated.
The artwork provides have been donated by Sunny Singh of Walnut Creek and his nonprofit Yours Humanly.
Singh grew up in his native India witnessing heartbreaking poverty.
“What bothered me most have been little kids sleeping on sidewalks in close to freezing temperatures, begging on the streets,” Singh stated.
Singh realized he might have been one in every of them had his adoptive dad and mom not given him a greater life.
So he began Yours Humanly in 2013 to present underserved youngsters entry to an schooling.
“I’m going to present the identical alternative that was given to me to as many kids as I can world wide,” stated Singh.
He stated Yours Humanly has served greater than 25,000 kids within the U.S., Cambodia, Haiti, India, Nepal and the Philippines.
In Nepal, director Candina Gurung says Bay Space donations have funded scholarships, uniforms, and books for 2 thousand youngsters since 2015, giving them hope.
“In any other case they’d be farm laborers with out an schooling in a rural place the place you’ll be able to barely develop crops,” Gurung stated. “Now their future’s vast open for them.”
Within the East Bay, Mt. Diablo Unified College Board member Cherise Khaund has seen Sunny’s nonprofit donate tools from STEM kits to ChromeBooks earlier this 12 months to facilitate distance studying.
“They care so deeply and perceive the necessity, they only wish to fill that want immediately,” Khaund stated.
So for offering underserved kids world wide instruments for a life-changing schooling, this week’s Jefferson Award within the Bay Space goes to Sunny Singh.