Purpose and vision
To help integrate children and adults born to rural and ethnic minorities – into the developing societies they are cut-off from.
Our final goal is to aid the individuals’ transition out of poverty and ensure their sustenance and self-reliance, build their social capital, integrate them into the path of their nation’s developmental policies, address deficiencies related to recognition and identity, and finally enhance their societal visibility and acceptance. Following are examples of the tools we have tried and tested to help reach FOUNDATION FG goals:
Financial inclusion: - To aid financial inclusion, we help the recipients to open bank accounts to help save their earnings, assist them familiarise with digital payment technologies to accelerate their financial development. We ensure that the technologies they familiarise themselves with is easily accessible, reliable, and affordable to them. A simple knowledge of internet-payments not only helps include women faster in the national financial policy grid, but also empowers them in return as an incentive to learn more.
Investment in the health: - education on a hungry stomach is impossible for the children in these marginalised communities. In fact, education does not remain a priority when they must fight diseases to survive. The present pandemic puts into perspective just how important health and immunity is for the survival of individuals and how neglected ethnic groups continue to remain. Our investment in health includes following carefully planned vaccination charts for every mother and new-born to guarantee their survival and normal growth. Our funds are majorly used to create food security by providing expectant mothers and children with pulses and dietary supplements.
We aid regular consultations with physicians to monitor the growth and health of especially the children under 5 and everyone in their communities.
Our medical teams also comprise of psychologists and mental-health experts who help development of a child’s emotional intelligence and social etiquettes, to assist them in coping up with their education and/or any past mental traumas inflicted in their upbringing. We understand that children coming from such communities need patience and extra infrastructural support at school to cope up with new manners of education; we thereby train our education teams comprising of teachers and psychologists to provide mental support and guidance for the same.
Involvement of children in physical and social activity: our volunteers and team members aim to organise regular fun activities for children to encourage good health, healthy self-esteem, and a healthy mind. We intend to start a sports club and earmark various green fields for children’s outdoor games that form a major part of their healthy mental development.
Vocational training: we believe that while these ethnic groups must secure their cultural traditions, they must move with times parallelly. There is a limited, sparse and a highly volatile source of income for them with the limited means of firewood collection, rag-picking, or forest-produce related chores they have previously engaged in. We therefore focus on an immediate need for training the young adults and elders of the communities in computer and vocation related technologies. This enhances their skills, employability, self-reliance, and inclusion in the present-day workforce. This technical training is age and vocation specific and does not discriminate between the genders. We intend to make women from these communities equally self-reliant and capable of supporting their off springs through regular income.
Preserve, chronicle and document their lives: Marginalised community populations and endangered or secluded ethnicities bring with themselves a wealth of knowledge when it comes to their histories, culture, lore’s, gastronomy, traditions, medicines and handicraft. In supporting their sustenance and development, it becomes imperative to include their livelihoods and narratives in that of the nation’s culture and history. We therefore have carefully curated history and archaeological teams on board of our educators who besides counselling the ethnic minority individuals, also document their stories enrichingly. Their experiences are of value in anthropological research, discovering history deeply, and most importantly, in preserving the heritage of those groups who have no tools at hand or visibility in society to do the same for themselves.
Principles and values:
- Transparency, earnestness, devotion
- Every child leads a Life of dignity
- Equitable development
- Growth led, result oriented
- Ethnic preservation