Welcome to Pyunli, a NGO registered under Societies Registration Act 21, 1860 in November 2015 (Regd No-21/2015-2016) which believes in the process of social change through women empowerment and child education. Pyunli is inspired by the noble tradition of ‘service before self’ working for promoting volunteerism internationally especially among children and women, building an international network. Main area of function is a small town of Uttarakhand named Gauchar which is situated on the left bank of river Alaknanda and is en route the celebrated holy destination of Badrinath. Situated at an altitude of 800 meters above the sea level this quiet little town is unique in terms of its geographical location and topography.

Pyunli is very popular flower in Garhwal’s culture and symbolize beautiful woman. According to Garhwali folklore, Pyunli was a young maiden living in the forest. She was raised by animals and her first human contact was in the form of a prince who had lost his way during a hunting expedition. She tended after him and of course he fell in love with her. He persuaded her to marry him and accompany him to his palace. Although she loved the prince she started wilting away in the absence of a natural environment. No one could cure her and finally she died pining for her flora and fauna friends. Her last wish was that she should be buried among her friends. The prince took her to be buried at the place he had first met her. Sometime later a pretty, yellow flower came out at the spot. This flower was named after the pretty nature-loving belle.

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About Us


 Pyunli was founded in 2015 by Vinod Raghunath Singh Kanwasi and Amirit Shoshany. Started with just high spirits and dedication, Pyunli set out on its mission to help every child gain a quality education regardless to their economic or social standing. Pyunli also focus on capacity building and skills up gradation of rural people specially women and children. One of our main strength is Volunteers coming from every part of the world who teach kids various activities like English, yoga, music, dance, art & craft, origami etc. 

Vision & Mission


A world of equality where every child is happy, in good health, with equal growth opportunities. Providing education to every child especially the poor underprivileged, irrespective of caste and creed. To make women discover their potentials and honored in a society that is built on respect for dignity, justice and equity for all. Facilitating the process of change through meaningful interventions at the grassroots level such as community development activities and training.

Objectives1. To improve social, educational and economic situation of rural women and girls by giving them the technical trainings related to handicrafts, stitching, typing, computer etc.2. To provide free education and computer knowledge to poor families students. 3. Encouraging people about clean environment by plantations.4. To motivate people about encouraging local culture and heritage.5. To stop child labor.6. To raise awareness among women on maternal, child health and primary health care in villages.7. To motivate women to form in the self-help groups and avail bank/government loans and schemes for their social & economic development.8. Clean Rivers.9. Polythene abolition.Promoting sports activities in rural areas. 

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