Col. HMS Murthy, Sheela Murthy’s father, was a founding member of the Senior Citizens of Bangalore, or Seniors for Change, which became the first organization in India to partner with the MurthyNAYAK Foundation. It is comprised of nine schools managed by a variety of trusts. The schools mainly cater to underprivileged children in need of educational opportunity, nutritious food, quality healthcare, and access to basic hygiene. Seniors for Change currently serves more than 2,000 students by providing a free, nutritious breakfast every school day, computer aided audiovisual education, a variety of sports and extracurricular activities otherwise unavailable in their communities, and transportation to and from school.
Seniors for Change also strives to maintain student access to clean public toilets and safe drinking water, thereby instilling basic hygiene practices from an early age. Regular health checkups that include eyesight testing and dental exams are also offered through the group’s network of doctors and hospitals. The MurthyNAYAK Foundation’s mission aligns perfectly with the good works of Seniors for Change.
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