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VOLUNTEER & STUDY ABROAD in INDIA

SEE More to BE More

See More to BE More

Who We Are

The Puranik Foundation is a nonprofit organization offering volunteer and study abroad programs for travelers, teachers, high school students, families and more. Our volunteer programs allow you to broaden your cultural understanding and enable self-discovery while living off the grid in Pune, Inida.

We also offer the opportunity to travel to Pune, India for yoga retreats and experience the birthplace of yoga. You will be able to collaborate with yogi’s and take your practice to the next level. If you’re interested in meditation retreats, our foundation has an official affiliation with Oshodhara and hosts mediation camps three times a year.

At the Puranik Foundation, we believe in providing educational opportunities, to open minds, nurture the environment, and empower the spirit!

OUR STUDY ABROAD & VOLUNTEER RETREATS

Study Abroad

See the world from a different culture, bring back memories and discover a little more about yourself

Yoga, Meditation & Wellness

Be still in movement, unwind in the hills of Pune, experience off-the-grid organic living

Volunteer

Free some time and contribute your technical skills for the betterment of humanity

OUR JOURNEY SINCE 2000

 

OUR STORY

The Foundation’s mission is centered around a tale about an ant and dove:

One day, an ant falls into a pond and desperately seeks help. A dove sitting nearby sees the ant and throws a leaf into the pond. The ant climbs on it and safely floats to shore. A few days later, the dove gets caught in a hunter’s net. The ant sees the hunter coming to catch the dove. As he comes close, the ant bites him, giving the dove the opportunity to fly away.

Moral of the story: Nature has given us all unique gifts and abilities, so if we put our heart to it, we can always find a way to help each other and live together in peace.

OUR STORY

The Foundation’s mission is centered around a tale about an ant and dove:

One day, an ant falls into a pond and desperately seeks help. A dove sitting nearby sees the ant and throws a leaf into the pond. The ant climbs on it and safely floats to shore. A few days later, the dove gets caught in a hunter’s net. The ant sees the hunter coming to catch the dove. As he comes close, the ant bites him, giving the dove the opportunity to fly away.

Moral of the story: Nature has given us all unique gifts and abilities, so if we put our heart to it, we can always find a way to help each other and live together in peace.

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