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.
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.
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:
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.
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 -
A world where children in villages pursue their dreams and create superior livelihoods for themselves and others
Impact 100,000 children across 3500 villages, by end of 2025
NavSahyog Foundation's Initiative of developing Life Skills & Creativity among Village Children supports several sub-goals of select UN SDGs:
This is a 100 second video on NavSahyog Foundation & gives a snapshot of the type of activites we do.
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.
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.