Mission Education is a national level program of NARII Foundation, which is committed to providing basic education and healthcare to underprivileged children. NARII Foundation believes that whether you are addressing healthcare, poverty, population control, unemployment or human rights, there’s no better place to start than in the corridors of education. Our two schools running under the NARII Foundation and provides quality education to the children.
Education is both the means as well as the end to a better life; 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 behavior to understanding one’s rights, and in the process evolve as a better citizen.
NARII Foundation’s educational initiatives include Pre-school [3-6 yrs], Non Formal Education [6-14 yrs non-school going], Remedial Education [6-14 yrs school going] and Bridge Course [14-18 yrs drop-outs]. It works for education for needy children who are under difficult circumstances, such as child labour, children of poorest of the parents, children inflicted and affected with HIV/AIDS, street and runaway children, children with rare disabilities, disaster struck children and slum children. Special emphasis is given on girl education and women education, so that they and their families get empowered.
Since its inception in 2010, more than 20,000 children have directly benefitted from the Mission Education programme.
Being a disaster-prone country, India is highly vulnerable to various types of natural calamities due to its geographical positioning. According to the National Disaster Management Authority, Govt. of India, more than 58.6% of the country’s landmass is prone to earthquakes and over 12% is prone to floods; close to 5,700kms out of the 7,516kms long coastline is prone to cyclones and tsunamis; while 68% of its cultivable area is prone to droughts.
Disaster risks in India are further compounded by increasing vulnerabilities related to changing demographics, socio-economic conditions, unplanned urbanization, development within high-risk zones, environmental degradation, climate change, and epidemics and pandemics. All these factors have created a situation where disasters seriously threaten the sustainable development of the country, besides innumerable lives and livelihoods.
NARII Foundation, with its welfare interventions focused on children and their families, responds to the call of humanity in times of such calamities under its Disaster Response programme. From the Kashmir earthquake in 2005 to the Uttrakhand floods in 2013, NARII Foundation has acted promptly to reach out and respond to the immediate needs of the disaster affected people, while also maintaining a sustainable approach to help them rebuild their lives by facilitating their education, healthcare and livelihood.
NARII Foundation believes in helping individuals live a life of dignity. To achieve this, our livelihood programmes focuses on generating sustainable livelihoods. This is done through capacity building, fostering community links and promoting small businesses. NARII Foundation puts special focus on entrepreneurial ventures, which are owned by women. NARII Foundation through its livelihood programmes promotes microfinance, Self Help Groups, capacity building and small businesses. It also fosters linkages between community collectives and financial institutions. NARII Foundation also focuses on improving the literacy, numeracy and critical thinking skills to promote sustainable livelihoods.
Delivering healthcare to over a billion people is a very complex challenge. NARII Foundation works in close collaboration with State and other partner organizations to secure accessible and quality maternal and child healthcare among marginalized communities. We work towards identifying the root causes of healthcare challenges, provide innovative solutions, and help implement secure and quality healthcare services in India. NARII Foundation believes that a healthy mother and a healthy baby is the route to a productive, developed nation. Hence, NARII Foundation has specially focused upon providing comprehensive solutions to address public health problems. We promote essential new born care and immunization, reduce malnutrition, prevent infant and maternal deaths and protect those affected by infant diseases. NARII Foundation works closely with its partners to achieve good health care for everyone.