Posted by Dr. Honora Norton
The Rotary Club of Scottsdale welcomed Adway Gopakumar to a recent luncheon meeting.  Adway is co-founder and CEO of Non-profit - Liberation Through Education (LTE).  Adway's past relationship with the Rotary Club has been through Interact Rotary Club of Scottsdale Preparatory, where he served as President, VP and Treasurer and was a Rotary Youth Salute Scholar.  Adway currently attends Atlanta's Emory University and is pursuing a B.S. in Neuroscience and Behavioral Biology and a minor in Neuroethics on the pre-med track.. 

LTE was started as a small community service project in 2018 with its mission to promote primary education in underprivileged communities.  LTE
was chartered as a 501(c) (3) organization in July 2018.  Over the past 3 years, LTE has fundraised over $15,000 with designated contributions of sourced locally school supplies, uniforms, loaded backpacks, roof and building improvements, hearing aids and gifts to schools in India, Ghana and United States. 

In July 2020, LTE launched its mentorship program, which is a virtual mentorship platform that connects qualified high school and university students with underserved students.  Its success is measured through increased literacy rates and communication skills, as well as, enhanced critical thinking skills. 

LTE is raising funds and promoting initiatives to serve our next generation. LTE believes in taking action with urgency in order to raise public awareness about some of the most pressing issues facing today's society. By providing the tools necessary for every child to obtain primary education worldwide, LTE hopes to show children growing up in poverty that there is more to the world than what they witness everyday. LTE ultimately hopes to liberate them from their current situation through the power of education.

You can join LTE in supporting their efforts to make a measurable difference in the lives of others.  Visit to donate and learn more about this non-profit founded locally by youth community leaders.

Adway closed his talk by acknowledging and thanking Rotary Club of Scottsdale's support and interest in LTE, and specific support of Club
Rotarians: Max Rumbaugh and Richard Signeski.