Wellington College boarder Ishan Kapur received a Diana Award for his work with underprivileged communities in New Delhi

Wellington College student Ishan Kapur has won a Diana Award for his work raising funds to give digital devices to underprivileged pupils in India. Ishan, a boarder at the Berkshire school is from New Delhi, India and has been recognised for his work with the Sri Ramakrishna Ashrama New Delhi.

After first volunteering to help a local school access uniforms for marginalised girls, Ishan has set an inspirational example by helping others in education, including tribal communities and children of migrant construction workers in his neighbourhood. He devised and delivered an ambitious campaign to fundraise £5,000 and collect almost 100 laptops and tablets for teachers and students, whilst also ensuring everyone had an online connection to access learning.

Speaking about the recognition for his work, Ishan Kapur said: “It feels amazing to win this prestigious award. When COVID hit, I wanted to do as much as possible to help the pupils at Sri Ramakrishna Ashrama, especially the children in the older years who had missed a whole year of school and had important exams. They have been so grateful for the tablets and it has helped them to focus on their studies”.

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Ishan has supported digital literacy and access to education in New Delhi, working with Sri Ramakrishna Ashrama

Established in memory of Diana, Princess of Wales, the Award has the support of both her sons, The Duke of Cambridge and The Duke of Sussex. It is the third time a pupil from Wellington College has won this prestigious Award, and the second, consecutive, year. In 2020, pupil Lottie Leach was recognised for making a significant impact as a mental health activist.

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