Kusum Foundation is a Non-Governmental Organization based in Chapra, Saran, Bihar, India that was started with the primary objective of uplifting rural populace through vocational skills and progressive growth. The world we live in is changing fast every moment thereby the importance of possessing an appropriate skill set has become imperative to earn a sustainable livelihood and progress towards inclusive growth. Given the lack of computer literacy in the villages, Kusum Foundation aims to enable the younger generation to learn Computer led skills and programme, also sewing, embroidery, and mobile repairing skills that will spearhead them in the right direction of prolonged self-reliance, independence and self-belief.
Kusum Foundation was conceived and promoted by Dr. Anand Kumar under the aegis of Shri Ram Raghubir Prasad Sinha, Managing Trustee of the Foundation in the memory of his late mother Srimati Kusumawati Devi for imparting knowledge and vocational skills that will help shape young minds into independent, employable and responsible citizens of India.
Headquartered in Chapra, Saran, India Kusum Foundation strives to bring about a socio-economic change in the country through ICT (information and communication technologies) and other disciplines of vocational training in rural areas. After working intensively in one of the rural epicenters in Bihar, the organization intends to mould young and younger minds in other parts of the country and then move to other overseas centers.
The Foundation charges a paltry nominal fee of Rs 160 per student per month. We charge this fee from our ICT students towards the cost of running the power generator. Our students who learn other than computer led skills are charged only Rs 50 once in six months. Major contribution towards the monthly salary for teachers comes from Dr. Kumar and also supplemented by his few friends & seniors like Mr. Rakesh Sinha & Mr. Ravikumar.
Considering the work accomplished by Kusum Foundation, we have received approval under the Indian Income Tax Regulations by which our donors can get tax remissions under section 80G when paying their annual taxes.