SHORT HILLS, NJ - The Kapur brothers of Short Hills returned to New Jersey last week, concluding their summer trip to India. During the summer, brothers Rohan and Dhruv Kapur volunteered for Akanksha, a non-profit organization based in India whose mission is to provide children from low-income communities with a high-quality education, enabling them to maximize their potential and transform their lives. In their fourth year working with Akanksha, Rohan was placed in Pune, while Dhruv, was placed in Mumbai. At their respective schools, the boys helped in the classroom with the Math, English, and Science curriculum. Occasionally, they were able to play some soccer and cricket with the kids.

As part of their work with Akanksha, the boys collected new and used school supplies in Junewith the intention of delivering what they collected to Akanksha. With the help of their former teachers and the Millburn community, the boys were able to collect over 400 pounds of school supplies. Often times, the school and the families are lacking in funds to provide the students with much needed school supplies so these supplies (both used and new) were welcomed by the Akanksha community.

The Kapur brothers wanted to thank everyone who donated to this drive, specifically the families in Millburn/Short Hills and their former elementary school teachers from Hartshorn. They would not be able to continue their mission of collecting school supplies for Akanksha without the generosity of the community to give so much to those with so little. 

The Kapur brothers look forward to helping Akanksha in the coming years, with the youngest brother, Arjun, going to India in the future. The boys are collecting school supplies year round and will have a formal drive towards the end of the school year. For any questions about the Kapur brothers work in India through Akanksha or inquiries regarding school supplies, please email thekapurbrothers@gmail.com.