NAVSahyog Foundation

DEVELOPING LIFE SKILLS & CREATIVITY IN VILLAGE CHILDREN

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ABOUT US

Developing Life skills in children in villages

WHAT WE DO?

  

At NavSahyog Foundation, we develop Life skills and creativity in village children through sports, storytelling and emotional intelligence sessions, which we do on a daily basis in each of the villages we work in. We work closely with the teachers, parents and the community.


Currently we work in 21 villages across TN & Karnataka. We are a not-for-profit, Section 8 Company. We have 12AA & 80G certifications.

THE JOURNEY

  

In Nov 2016, when we started our initiative of developing life skills and creativity in village children, we decided not to add one more NGO to the already existing 3.5m in our country. Instead, we joined an existing Trust - Sahyog Foundation, established by an acquaintance, Mr Anish Kumar. Mr Anish kindly agreed to us carrying out our initiative under the aegis of Sahyog Foundation, with the understanding that once we are ready to grow the initiative, we will set up a separate entity. We are very grateful and thankful to Mr Anish Kumar for all his wholehearted support to us. 


Having grown to 21 villages, on Feb 12, 2020, NavSahyog Foundation was incorporated. On advise, to ensure better accountability, transparency and governance, NavSahyog Foundation has been set up as a section 8 (not-for-profit) company, registered with the Registrar of Companies. The entire initiative which we have been running till recently under aegis of Sahyog Foundation is now transitioned to NavSahyog Foundation. All our team members together with the work we have been doing with the children and communities in the 21 villages is now part of NavSahyog Foundation. 

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THE BIG PROBLEM?

India Lives in its Villages: 68% rural population. 2/3rd of our school-going children are in villages.

Rural Children are highly underprepared for challenges in life as they lack:

  • Access to resources 
  • Guidance from elders and parents
  • Time from parents
  • Life skills (communication, confidence, teaming, empathy, creativity, resilience, values, etc)


The above accentuates odds for livelihood. This in turn leads to lack of self-worth. They take to anti-social activities  It's a vicious cycle and  Impacts next generation children too.

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THE SOLUTION

We impact learning outcomes for rural children. We develop life skills and creativity in them by conducting traditional sports (Kho-Kho, Kabaddi, running) and Storytelling at the village level, 7 days a week. Our focus is on children in the age group of 5-14 years - the most impressionable years.


We partner with organizations and embrace proven solutions and good practices, thus avoiding re-inventing of the wheel and accelerating the impact.


Key Outcomes we expect:

 Rural children that - 

  • Are confident, creative, high on self-esteem, empathy,  take initiative and team with others.  
  • Can confidently create or earn their own livelihood 
  • Girls that are confident, aware, empowered  and have aspirations , so they do not  drop out of education early or are pushed to  early child marriages and pregnancies


VISION & MISSION

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VISION

A world where children in villages pursue their dreams and create superior livelihoods for themselves and others

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MISSION

Impact 100,000 children across 3500 villages, by end of 2025

NAVSAHYOG FOUNDATION & UN SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS(SDG)

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  NavSahyog Foundation's Initiative of developing Life Skills & Creativity among Village Children supports several sub-goals of select UN SDGs:

  • SDG 8 Economic Growth: ↑ Employment opportunities for the young
  • SDG 10 Reduced Inequality: ↑Income growth of bottom 40% Population
  • SDG 5 Gender Equality: Empowerment of Girls, ↑ Secondary education, Prevent child marriages
  • SDG 16 Peace & Justice: Peaceful & Inclusive Society

VIDEO

This is a 100 second video on NavSahyog Foundation & gives a snapshot of the type of activites we do. 

PROGRAMS

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DENKANAKOTTAI TALUK CLUSTER, TAMIL NADU

We work in a cluster of 12 villages covering 350+ children, in the Denkanikottai Taluk of  Krishnagiri District in Tamilnadu. It is about 65 kms from Bangalore. 

  • Our  Area Facilitator is from the same community.  She is mobile on a scooter and is well connected with the communities and loved by the children.
  • At each village we have a Village Coordinator, who is from the same village. She is trained on Sports and Storytelling.
  • The Village Coordinators conduct Sports frm Mon-Sat for one hour in the evening after school hours.
  • On Sundays we have Storytelling & Creative activities (like Drawing from imagination, Thumb Painting, Story creation by children or theatre) for 2 hours.
  • We work closely with the teachers , parents and the community. We conduct community meetings  in the villages to create awareness of our work and to seek the support and engagement of community members.
  • We conduct quarterly sports competition, one village at a time, and  give medals and certificates to children. 
  • Every month we also give a Star of the Month award to one boy & one girl in each village, based on the improvements shown across key Life skill traits.



TUMKUR TALUK CLUSTER, KARNATAKA

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From Aug 1, 2019, in partnership with Buzz India, Sahyog Foundation started its initiative in 4 villages in Tumkur Taluk in Karnataka. The villages are: Cholamboli, Harluru, Gowripura and Byrasandara. In January 2020 we added 4 more villages in the cluster.


We have an Area Facilitator for the Tumkur cluster, who is very familiar with the communities and children of the  villages in the Tumkur Cluster.


Like the Denkanikottai Cluster, we now conduct Sports and Storytelling sessions 7 days a week. The storytelling happens in Kannada. The Sports  conducted are - Kabaddi, Kho-Kho, Running, Long Jump, High Jump, Shot Puts, etc. 


CONTACT US

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www.navsahyog.org

B-104 Shobha Garnet , Sarjapur Road, Iblur, Bangalore, KA 560102, India

Paritosh Segal Aparna K P +91 98866 24000 +91 96565 39299