We believe that India will never achieve its true growth story until the rural sector of the country is empowered to make choices and transform their own lives. With this thought, we initiated SHARE (Society to Heal Aid Restore Educate) 15 years ago. Today SHARE has metamorphosed into the Swades Foundation with a mission to empower 1 million lives in 5-6 years through 360-degree development across Health, Education, Water & Sanitation and Economic Development. Our aim is to create a model for development that can be replicated at scale across India and perhaps the world.
XYZ Foundation, an NGO for poor child education, is an NGO in India directly benefitting over 15,00,000 children and their families every year, through more than 400 live welfare projects on education, healthcare, livelihood and women empowerment, in over 2000 remote villages and slums across 25 states of India.
Education is both the means as well as the end to a better life: the means because it empowers an individual to earn his/her livelihood and the end because it increases one’s awareness on a range of issues – from healthcare to appropriate social behaviour to understanding one’s rights – and in the process help him/her evolve as a better citizen.
While we, with our 300+ strong team and 1000+ volunteers at the Swades Foundation, strive hard to find and execute solutions to the multiple challenges Rural India faces, we’d be happier if we don’t achieve our goal alone. We believe in a collaborative model and work with multiple partners which include NGOs, other foundations, the government and corporates. We at the Swades Foundation are committed and raring to go. We aren’t naïve about the task we’ve set but are determined to create communities that will have the ability to contribute substantially to India’s growth story.