Deepak Chopra: On a mission to break the cycle of poverty through education



(September 06, 2023) In Pine Brook, New Jersey, Deepak Chopra started Quten Research Institute, which provides a variety of nutritional supplements. However, Deepak’s lifelong objective has always been to help underprivileged young individuals in breaking free from the cycle of poverty. His goal is to empower them to lead self-sufficient and dignified lives while also inspiring them to make meaningful contributions to the betterment of society.

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Deepak Chopra, founder of the Freedom Employability Academy.

That is when Deepak started Freedom Employability Academy (FEA), his personal charitable endeavor. FEA operates a pioneering employability competency program that teaching both personal and English language skills to enable young individuals to excel in the workplace. The program not only equips them for immediate employment but also lays the foundation for continuous learning and personal growth throughout their lives.

By providing support and resources for skill development, underprivileged youth have the opportunity to aspire to become productive and innovative individuals, which can enhance their financial stability and, in some cases, enable them to make valuable contributions to society as a whole.,” informed Deepak.


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FEA offers two distinct free programs, catering to both urban and rural youth. These programs focus on nurturing productive and ethical mindsets, along with essential employability skills. The urban program is tailored for individuals aged 17 and above and spans one year in duration. It involves students attending in-person classes at local FEA branches for a few hours each day.

The rural program is specifically designed for individuals aged 18 and above, lasting for one year. Students participate in classes held at FEA branches within their villages, dedicating a few hours every day. Both programs aim to promote self-confidence, resilience, adaptability, and ethical values in young individuals. “Both curriculums foster productive and ethical mindsets. Moreover, FEA instructs students on how to pursue independent learning once the program concludes and underscores the importance of adaptability in response to changes in the workforce,” said the Global Indian.


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Deepak explained that individuals who have had the privilege of receiving a quality education should not be constrained by inheritance, allowing their creativity and resourcefulness to flourish. He has committed to allocating 100% of his assets to support the underprivileged and impoverished through FEA. Currently, over 30,000 disadvantaged youth receive education at FEA’s 100 and branches, spanning 12 cities in India. FEA is actively extending its reach by establishing new branches in additional Indian cities.

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