Our Patrons

Mr. Rakesh Jhunjhunwala is Founder and Partner of Rare Enterprises. He is India’s leading equity investors. He was featured in Forbes list of India’s 100 richest 2017 and has been profiled as one of India’s Five Best investors by Business India magazine in 1998. He has been supporting Arpan continually since the last 8 years through his philanthropic initiatives, R. Jhunjhunwala Foundation.

“The need for prevention and healing from Child Sexual Abuse is so huge that there is no time to waste. I appreciate Arpan’s significant role in the prevention of Child Sexual Abuse and help survivors heal from its impact. I have supported Arpan since the year 2010 and I feel very proud to be associated with them. Over the years I have seen the effectiveness of their programmes especially in their school-based Personal Safety Education programme which has impacted over 150,000 children and adults. As a society, we need to work towards giving our children a safe and happy childhood. I believe that investing in the safety of our children is the need of the hour. Children are the future of our country and investing in them is investing in the future of our nation.”

Mr. Rakesh Jhunjhunwala

Mr. Karl-Johan Persson

Mr. Karl-Johan Persson is a Swedish businessman, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and President of the fashion company Hennes & Mauritz (H&M), which was founded by his grandfather Erling Persson. He is also a philanthropist supporting numerous charities across the world. He has been an ardent supporter of Arpan for 6 years and believes we need to strengthen the fight against child sexual abuse.

“I commend the charity Arpan for its high standards and excellence. Arpan is a great enterprise, which fulfils a necessary role in India’s society. It has worked to develop a model to prevent sexual abuse of children and adolescents which can be scaled-up and used globally. The issues that Arpan is tackling are unfortunately universal. Arpan has had the courage to address them and relentlessly fight to end children’s abuse and violence. I am very proud to be associated with Arpan as well as with Pooja Taparia and her colleagues.”