MOUNT VALLEY DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATION (MVDA)
We support MVDA for socio-economic empowerment of women through climate resilient livelihoods and improved access to government entitlements and services in Tehri Garhwal district of Uttarakhand. Women are capacitated on adoption of climate resilient farming practices and are made aware about climate adaptation and mitigation strategies. By raising awareness about gender equality, helping women access government entitlements and initiating market linkages, the initiative strives to reduce incidences of gender discrimination at the ground level.
(Read more on MVDA http://mvda.org.in/)
THE HIMALAYA TRUST (THT)
We support THT for empowering women and youth through skilled-based economic activities, addressing issues of gender biases and promoting climate change adaptation in Bagheshwar district of Uttarakhand. Our work strengthens Forest Councils engaged in conservation and management of natural resources. Besides, women and youth leadership facilitated in civic bodies and economic activities, and thus contributing in village development goals.
(Read more on THT https://tht93.wordpress.com/)
APPROPRIATE TECHNOLOGY INDIA (ATI)
We support ATI for economic empowerment of women through livelihood augmentation and promoting gender rights in Chamoli district of Uttarakhand. Women are trained on diverse income generating activities such as honey collection, dairy farming and seri-culture, and their involvement facilitated across the value chain for sustainable backward and forward linkages.
(Read more on ATI https://www.atindia.org/)
MOUNTAIN CHILDREN’S FOUNDATION (MCF)
We support MCF to promote inclusive and equitable quality education for children through child led -community institutions and their interventions in Dehradun district of Uttarakhand. MCF is also instrumental in bringing like-minded civil society organisations under one juncture to advocate models of quality education at the state level.
(Read more on MCF https://mcfglobal.ngo/)
SARBA SHANTI AYOG (SSA)
We support SSA for “Economic empowerment of marginalized youth and women by building capacities and making markets work for small producers using Fair Trade principles as a tool for inclusive and sustainable development” in different parts of the country. Producer groups are imparted extensive training on knowledge inputs and resources in areas of design, technical know-how, and extended networking and market access support.
(Read more on SSA https://sashaworld.com)
We support KIRAN Society for “Ensuring quality education to the children with different abilities by advocating for promotion of inclusive schools” in Varanasi district of Uttar Pradesh. Efforts are undertaken to influence government to adopt essential changes in curriculum, training of teachers and budget allocation toward making schools inclusive for children with special needs by sharing learning and dissemination of good practices. KIRAN has also promoted model schools to facilitate this learning in five schools.
(Read more on Kiran https://kiranvillage.org/)
SOCIAL AND RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT FUND (SARD Fund)
We support SARD Fund for capacity development of Central Tibetan Administration (CTA) based in Northern State Himachal Pradesh to emerge as a strong institution to work for the interests of the Tibetan community and its sustainability goal efficiently. The focus is on strengthening organizational structure of CTA, build capacities of the team and devise policies to ensure an internal enabling environment for the administration.
(Read more on SARD https://sardfund.org/)
MAXIMISING EMPLOYMENT TO SERVE THE HANDICAPPED (MESH)
We support MESH for advancing economic empowerment of marginalized producers with disabilities and affected by leprosy through acquiring improved skills and technical know-how, value addition, awareness of rights, market access and product diversification. Simultaneously, emphasis is on promoting sustainability of these producers groups by strengthening Fair Trade principles in their operation through building their democratic values, good governance and strong internal systems. This is a Pan India initiative and is being carried out with producer organizations in different parts of the country.
(Read more on MESH https://www.mesh.org.in/)