Hi, I’m Dharini Hiremegalur, and in the summer of 2017, I climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro to fundraise for PRERNA to help refugees. My challenge was to hike up 5,825 meters to the summit with a goal to raise $5,825.00 - $1.00 for each meter. With your fervent encouragement, I climbed all the way to the mountain top!! READ MORE
My name is Yuvraj Sethi, I'm a 13-year-old boy who is fortunate enough to have a good education and the means and resources to pursue my interests. I volunteered at PRERNA as part of the “Mentor a Refugee” program and was introduced to Muhammed Ferdaws, a 16-year-old refugee from Afghanistan.
In my humble beginnings of volunteering while living in Phoenix, Arizona, I started interacting with refugee families. It wasn't long before I realized that several gaps existed from the actual onboarding phase to the journey of making a refugee's life sustainable or even comfortable. READ MORE
Nepal is an incredibly beautiful country. I was recently privileged and blessed enough to be amongst the most compassionate people I have ever met. The Nepalese people live their lives nestled in the world’s most beautiful mountain range, "The Himalayas.” Having the opportunity to trek up Mt. Everest was fantastic, even though the sudden, brutal earthquake disrupted my visit. READ MORE