The mission of SKN Foundation is to promote total wellness of the person and community through education.
The vision of SKN Foundation is to reduce health disparities and improve health equity through education of our community.
The acronym SKN stands for Shri Krishna Nidhi, a name inspired by three individuals who are the guiding light behind our work. They inspire us daily to make a meaningful impact on the community that we serve.
Shri Krishna was a highly educated scholar and the first Gold Medal Awardee in the English language at Lucknow University in 1932 and an author of multiple books. He settled down in the small town of Barabanki to become the principal of a school where during a routine illness he was misdiagnosed by an alternative health care provider and with medication errors lost his life at the young age of 40 years.
Gopal Krishna was diagnosed with diabetes in his early forties. With expertise in Mathematics and Statistics he worked for the United Nations as a demographer to lead the census projects in various countries including Liberia. With adequate control but poor knowledge of the comprehensive management required for his disease, the rapid progression of Cardiovascular complications from diabetes led to his untimely death.