Jaspal Singh has been working for the London metropolitan police for 22 years. In this time with the Met he has worked in the anti-terrorism branch, murder investigation unit and patrolled some of the most crime ridden boroughs in the capital. Having spent decades serving the British public, devoted Sikh Jaspal is now turning his […]
Jaspal Singh has been working for the London metropolitan police for 22 years. In this time with the Met he has worked in the anti-terrorism branch, murder investigation unit and patrolled some of the most crime ridden boroughs in the capital.
Having spent decades serving the British public, devoted Sikh Jaspal is now turning his attention to fighting poverty instead of crime. Due to his service, Jaspal has been given a three year break from his job as a police officer to be allowed take up a project to develop a free school for the slum children of South India.
Jaspal will be in charge of raising funds for the school and managing the development as it goes from a one hall site into a three storey education centre capable of catering for hundreds of children. Jaspal is a family man, with two children of his own currently in university. He will be regularly travelling to India from the new year to lead the project. The Detective Sergeant hopes that the benevolent British public who have been at the core of his daily life, will now support him and his charity, 23p a Day, in its newly found cause of “Give a child an education, Give a child a future”.
About 23p a Day-
23p a Day is an international not-for-profit organisation inspired by the principle of charity in the name of humanity. At 23p a Day, it believes, “True charity is the one which makes one free from charity”.
Precisely, the 23P mission is to do exactly this by eradicating poverty from its roots, through the provision of education to children in impoverished circumstances. This is achievable via the small donation of just 23p a Day.
It aims to shelter, nurture, and most importantly educate 3-17 year old under-privileged children from slum backgrounds with the correct tools to build a better future today and for generations to come. This is possible through their aim of setting up primary and secondary public schools situated throughout various cities across India. At present the main focus is to establish our first school in Maharashtra India. They aim to provide disadvantaged children outstanding education alongside, school meals, books, clothing and transport to and from school.
The story of Jaspal shows the true community spirited nature of a man that has enforced the law in London since the early 90s.
~ Jaspal Singh