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Dileep J Champaneria Memorial Fund

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In memory of Dileep J Champaneria October 9th 1946 - December 18th 2020

We are raising money for the Ekal organization which provides schooling across rural India in honor of Dileep J Champaneria. He was passionate about access to quality education because he believed that education was the single most important way for people to achieve freedom.

Dileep grew up in Gujarat India with his six siblings and father, Jivanlal Champaneria. His father was a freedom fighter for Gandhi's Indian Independence movement. He received his Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering in India before immigrating to the United States and pursuing his Master’s in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at the University of Delaware. He went on to work at Sunoco and B.F. Shaw amongst others.

In Delaware, Dileep was an integral member of the Indian-American community. He was a lover of music and photography - spending many weekends DJing and photographing events within the community. All who knew Dileep, knew his way to express love was with food, especially desserts. 

We will miss his warm, unassuming spirit and embrace the joy he exhibited for the good, simple things in life like a cup of coffee. He leaves behind a loving family that would like to honor his memory by establishing the Dileep J Champaneria Memorial Fund in support of Ekal Vidyalaya.

More about Ekal: Ekal is an organization that has served nearly 3 million children over 100,000 across very rural parts of India. They are able to run the schools at a low cost of about $1 a day. In addition to running schools they also work on digital literacy, health and skill training in the villages. Ekal was awarded the Gandhi Peace Prize by the government of India, one the highest awards given by the government of India to NPOs. 

 

 

Campaign by


Sapna Champaneria

$20,924 USD

Raised TO DATE (NO $ LIMIT)
43 days left

Campaign started: December 25, 2020
Campaign closes: March 01, 2021 (11:59 pm PST)

 

Donors

Jitendra

Staten Island, NY

$100

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Ramesh

Houston, TX

$365

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Clara

San Francisco, CA

$200

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Kiritkumar

Newark, DE

$100

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Padma And Family

Newark, DE

$100

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