Suresh Raina to adopt 34 schools to provide hygiene and health to over 10,000 kids

Suresh Raina to adopt 34 schools to provide hygiene and health to over 10,000 kids

Through the step, Raina also aims to focus on Right AGE, an adolescent reproductive and sexual health program.

Suresh Raina
Suresh Raina. (Photo Source: Twitter)

Former Indian cricketer Suresh Raina is set to turn 34 years old on Friday, November 27 and the southpaw has taken a heartfelt initiative to make his birthday a memorable one. The now 33-year-old has decided to provide drinking water and sanitisation facilities at as many as 34 government schools across Jammu, Uttar Pradesh and the National Capital Region.

Through the step, Raina will be taking care of 10,000 children in these schools. It’s an initiative by his NGO, the Gracia Raina Foundation, in collaboration with Amitabh Shah’s ‘Yuva Unstoppable’. Through the step, Raina also aims to focus on Right AGE, an adolescent reproductive and sexual health program and it will be rolled out in all the 34 schools.

Suresh Raina makes his birthday memorable

After taking the step, Raina was over the moon and reckons that children in the country have the right to education. Moreover, the left-hander also talked about helping in the development of other schools in the future.

“It brings me immense joy to celebrate my 34th birthday with this initiative. Every child deserves quality education and this includes their right to have access to safe and clean drinking water and toilet facilities in schools. I hope we can contribute to this with Gracia Raina Foundation collaborating with Yuva Unstoppable,” Raina was quoted as saying in Zee News.

“It is truly humbling to see the upgraded facilities benefiting thousands of kids. This is an excellent start and we look forward to transforming many more schools in the future. There was no better way I could have celebrated my birthday, it was a truly heart-warming experience,” he added.

Moreover, Raina uploaded a few pictures where he can be seen, cutting a ribbon along with his wife Priyanka.  He took to Twitter and wrote, “Giving back to the society that has given me so much has always been my guiding philosophy.

“As I turn 34, I’m excited to launch my most special project yet with @grfcare & @UnstoppableYUVA to provide toilets, drinking water & adolescent health programs across 34 schools in India.”

Back on August 15, Raina, along with MS Dhoni, announced his retirement from international cricket. He didn’t even take part in the 2020 Indian Premier League after pulling out of the tournament due to personal reasons.