Vaculug wants to ensure that all our children have a bright future. We believe that a solid education is a key to that future and as such as have created the Z Aspire foundation to support the aspirations of our children. Z Aspire is named after the Z brand of tyres that Vaculug sells.
In the Indian sub-continent, Z Aspire works with underprivileged children to ensure participation in learning at all levels – from primary through to Masters degree level. Z Aspire currently runs an in-house programme that consists of providing an educational adoption for disadvantaged children.
The Z Aspire team based in Amritsar, India identifies and follows up with children from the age of three onwards to ensure that not only are they provided with an education but monitors them to ensure that they are making the best of the opportunities afforded to them. The team also mentors these children helping them to discover their own creative potential, develop their skills and build their confidence.
Our inspiration comes from stories such as Gurpreet’s. One of those stories is that of Gurpreet Kaur. Her father abandoned her and her little sister as children because he could no longer afford to look after them. She was split up from her sister and went to live with an aunt. She had no hope or future as her family could not afford to feed her.
The Z Aspire team met her and adopted her and mentored her. Through the strength of her spirit, Gurpreet pushed herself on and graduated not only from school and university but is now also completing a Masters degree.
She has established a career in the IT industry and is now a young lady of independent means. In her spare time, she writes poetry, pursues her passion for photography and blogs on a variety of subjects.
Being the first person from her village to attend university, Gurpreet now acts as an inspiration to other youngsters in the value of education to break the cycle of poverty. Being the first person from her village to attend university, Gurpreet now acts as an inspiration to other youngsters in seeking to better their own lives and that of their family network.