WHO WE ARE

WHO WE ARE

 The Hans Foundation endeavours to make a quality impact through it’s passion and work 

Ms. Shweta Rawat

THE HANS FOUNDATION ENDEAVOURS TO MAKE A QUALITY IMPACT THROUGH IT’S PASSION AND WORK

Ms. Shweta Rawat

The Hans Foundation is forever indebted to Mata Shri Mangla ji and Bhole ji Maharaj for being a source of inspiration and guiding spirit. It is a privilege and an honour to have their patronage and work towards their grand vision for humanity.

The Hans Foundation is forever indebted to Mata Shri Mangla ji and Bhole ji Maharaj for being a source of inspiration and guiding spirit. It is a privilege and an honour to have their patronage and work towards their grand vision for humanity.

The Hans Foundation, established in 2009, is a Public Charitable Trust that provides funding support to Not-for-Profit organisations in India. The main areas of intervention for the organization are; Education, Health, Livelihoods and Disability. THF’s Strategic planning focuses on key areas of its work with the aim of addressing the key issues of poverty alleviation, economic inequalities, and 360° impact on the quality of life through social development programs

THF’s programmes are majorly implemented in the most rural and under-developed areas in the country. Over the years, THF has expanded its charitable activities in collaboration with State and Central Governments, institutions, corporates, academia and non-government organizations for sustainable interventions to achieve scale and economy. The interventions implemented by the foundation range from grass root level to national level programmes.

MESSAGE FROM FOUNDER AND CHAIRPERSON

In August of 2018, the southern Indian state of Kerala experienced intensive monsoon rains resulting in the worst floods in over a century. More than nine million hectares of arable land was destroyed. There were approximately 200 fatalities and over a million people lost their homes. As soon as this crisis could be attended to, The Hans Foundation began working in an action plan, which included reaching out to partner organizations specializing in Emergency Response. Two of THF’s local Kerala partners, Sree Sankara Vidya Niketan (SSVN) and Americares were quick to mobilize and respond to the catastrophe. With THF’s assistance these organizations distributed essential health and hygiene supplies to over 1000 families. THF also pledged to rebuild 250 homes in the worst hit villages.

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MESSAGE FROM FOUNDER AND CHAIRPERSON

In August of 2018, the southern Indian state of Kerala experienced intensive monsoon rains resulting in the worst floods in over a century. More than nine million hectares of arable land was destroyed. There were approximately 200 fatalities and over a million people lost their homes. As soon as this crisis could be attended to, The Hans Foundation began working in an action plan, which included reaching out to partner organizations specializing in Emergency Response. Two of THF’s local Kerala partners, Sree Sankara Vidya Niketan (SSVN) and Americares were quick to mobilize and respond to the catastrophe. With THF’s assistance these organizations distributed essential health and hygiene supplies to over 1000 families. THF also pledged to rebuild 250 homes in the worst hit villages.

THF will continue to provide long-term assistance to the people of Kerala and we are optimistic that this state of serene people and majestic landscapes will soon be restored to its natural vitality and beauty.

Private philanthropic foundations can also champion issues that have personal meaning to those who provide the support. THF’s Founders, Board Members and Staff all have a vested in the programs the organization funds. THF’s core beliefs are seen in the programs that receive its attention. Empowering men and women to achieve economic freedom will bring progress and development to their families, and also to the communities in which they live. Quality education and healthcare are necessary steps to poverty alleviation.

With this in mind, THF has engaged in some ambitious educational initiatives. A MoU has been signed with the Government of Rajasthan and Organization for Early Literacy Promotion (OELP) which focuses on strengthening the foundational teaching of reading, writing and learning for early grade school students. 14,000 primary schools will have this program implemented at their school.

In Nagaland, with partner Tata Institute of Social Sciences, THF has funded the Mahatma Gandhi Academy for Human Development, the first in the region to offer diploma courses in livelihood innovation and social entrepreneurship.

In Vijayawada, we support the HEAL Academy – a residential school offering excellent all-around education to orphans and abandoned children. Currently, the Academy has a student body of 452, with many alumni graduating to become doctors, engineers and entrepreneurs.

Another achievement that THF is proud of is The Hans Foundation General Hospital in Satpuli, Pauri. The hospital sees patients from as far as western Uttar Pradesh and Nepal. Two positive effects of establishing a hospital in Satpuli were accessible healthcare for the communities in the region, and revitalized local economies. Economic vitality and employment opportunities have increased per capita income, improved quality of health and reduced income disparity.

This year THF and Rural India Support Trust also committed to a great strategic partnership between Center for Strategic and International Studies and Duke University. The India States Health Innovation Project plans to study the gaps in healthcare services in 15 states. It will then facilitate engagement opportunities between American and Indian entities (NGO’s foundations, private sector) to come up with solutions on how to fill the gaps and ensure that quality healthcare becomes accessible and affordable. This is an exciting venture that I hope will yield great partnerships.

One of the best qualities of our work is the ability to take risks. While successes are always appreciated, we learn more from failures. Every setback allows us to revisit our views and initiatives, and attempt to make them more accessible and sustainable.

The Hans Foundation will complete a decade of work in 2019. I am hopeful that our work will positively impact the quality of life for our target communities and we will continue to be an impactful and relevant foundation for years to come.


Shweta Rawat
Chairperson

MESSAGE FROM FOUNDER AND CHAIRPERSON

In August of 2018, the southern Indian state of Kerala experienced intensive monsoon rains resulting in the worst floods in over a century. More than nine million hectares of arable land was destroyed. There were approximately 200 fatalities and over a million people lost their homes. As soon as this crisis could be attended to, The Hans Foundation

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MESSAGE FROM FOUNDER AND CHAIRPERSON

In August of 2018, the southern Indian state of Kerala experienced intensive monsoon rains resulting in the worst floods in over a century. More than nine million hectares of arable land was destroyed. There were approximately 200 fatalities and over a million people lost their homes. As soon as this crisis could be attended to, The Hans Foundation began working in an action plan, which included reaching out to partner organizations specializing in Emergency Response. Two of THF’s local Kerala partners, Sree Sankara Vidya Niketan (SSVN) and Americares were quick to mobilize and respond to the catastrophe. With THF’s assistance these organizations distributed essential health and hygiene supplies to over 1000 families. THF also pledged to rebuild 250 homes in the worst hit villages.

THF will continue to provide long-term assistance to the people of Kerala and we are optimistic that this state of serene people and majestic landscapes will soon be restored to its natural vitality and beauty.

Private philanthropic foundations can also champion issues that have personal meaning to those who provide the support. THF’s Founders, Board Members and Staff all have a vested in the programs the organization funds. THF’s core beliefs are seen in the programs that receive its attention. Empowering men and women to achieve economic freedom will bring progress and development to their families, and also to the communities in which they live. Quality education and healthcare are necessary steps to poverty alleviation.

With this in mind, THF has engaged in some ambitious educational initiatives. A MoU has been signed with the Government of Rajasthan and Organization for Early Literacy Promotion (OELP) which focuses on strengthening the foundational teaching of reading, writing and learning for early grade school students. 14,000 primary schools will have this program implemented at their school.

In Nagaland, with partner Tata Institute of Social Sciences, THF has funded the Mahatma Gandhi Academy for Human Development, the first in the region to offer diploma courses in livelihood innovation and social entrepreneurship.

In Vijayawada, we support the HEAL Academy – a residential school offering excellent all-around education to orphans and abandoned children. Currently, the Academy has a student body of 452, with many alumni graduating to become doctors, engineers and entrepreneurs.

Another achievement that THF is proud of is The Hans Foundation General Hospital in Satpuli, Pauri. The hospital sees patients from as far as western Uttar Pradesh and Nepal. Two positive effects of establishing a hospital in Satpuli were accessible healthcare for the communities in the region, and revitalized local economies. Economic vitality and employment opportunities have increased per capita income, improved quality of health and reduced income disparity.

This year THF and Rural India Support Trust also committed to a great strategic partnership between Center for Strategic and International Studies and Duke University. The India States Health Innovation Project plans to study the gaps in healthcare services in 15 states. It will then facilitate engagement opportunities between American and Indian entities (NGO’s foundations, private sector) to come up with solutions on how to fill the gaps and ensure that quality healthcare becomes accessible and affordable. This is an exciting venture that I hope will yield great partnerships.

One of the best qualities of our work is the ability to take risks. While successes are always appreciated, we learn more from failures. Every setback allows us to revisit our views and initiatives, and attempt to make them more accessible and sustainable.

The Hans Foundation will complete a decade of work in 2019. I am hopeful that our work will positively impact the quality of life for our target communities and we will continue to be an impactful and relevant foundation for years to come.


Shweta Rawat
Chairperson

FROM THE DESK OF THE CEO

वतन के हर विकास से कदम मिला रहे हैं हम
तेज़ आँधियों में कुछ दिए जला रहे हैं हम

– गुलज़ार

The year 2018 has been a very significant one for The Hans Foundation. Four monumental landmark programs have been launched at the states and national level, marketing a major shift in the strategic thinking of our organization. To scale up our nationwide approach, we forged major alliances and entered into partnerships with state governments as well as with some of the biggest Trusts and Foundation in the country.

The first of these is in the field of mental health. A nationwide study has been initiated with nominees from Central Government Ministries, government mental

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FROM THE DESK OF THE CEO

वतन के हर विकास से कदम मिला रहे हैं हम
तेज़ आँधियों में कुछ दिए जला रहे हैं हम

– गुलज़ार

The year 2018 has been a very significant one for The Hans Foundation. Four monumental landmark programs have been launched at the states and national level, marketing a major shift in the strategic thinking of our organization. To scale up our nationwide approach, we forged major alliances and entered into partnerships with state governments as well as with some of the biggest Trusts and Foundation in the country.

The first of these is in the field of mental health. A nationwide study has been initiated with nominees from Central Government Ministries, government mental institutes and NGOs. The aim is to develop a National Strategy for inclusive and Community Based Living for the long stay patients in 44 public mental health institutes. There could not be a more opportune time for the study which coincided with the Supreme Court directive to the Central Government to frame guidelines for long stay patients in mental institutes.

We also signed a historic MoU with the Government of Nagaland, the first since independence by any foundation. It envisages implementation of a livelihood program with an outlay of INR 100 crores. This will also constitute interventions in the field of health care, education and disability to promote all round development. The third, and one of the largest is the mid-day meal scheme with nine central kitchens in Uttarakhand, with a capital outlay of INR 70 crores. Once ready, these kitchens will provide nutritious meals to an estimated 3,90,000 children in schools and anganwadis.

Capitalising on the success of our Integrated Village Development Program in Bageshwar, Uttarakhand, we signed an agreement with the Government of Maharashtra to participate in their 1000 Village Social Transformation Program. It is the biggest initiative of its kind which aims to bring the cities’ development at the doorsteps of villages without disturbing the basic village fabric which binds them to their roots.

THF’s latest drive to eradicate corneal blindness stems from its remarkable beginning with its first state-of-the-art eye bank in King George Medical University, Lucknow. THF has forged a partnership with LV Prasad to set up a chain of such eye bank across India in collaboration with state governments. Thus, three more eye banks are being set up in Guwahati, Varanasi and Rishikesh.

It was a proud moment for us when our revered leader and guiding spirit, Mata Shri Mangala Ji was conferred with the International Women Empowerment Award at a ceremony organized by the Indian consulate in Dubai. In the same spirit, our chairperson Mrs Shweta Rawat in collaboration with the Human Rights Watch, released a report on ‘Access to Justice for Women and Girls with Disabilities in India.’ It outlines for reaching recommendations submitted to Mrs Maneka Gandhi, Minister of Women and Child Development in April 2018.

Billions in Change 2 launched Hans Powerpack, an engineering marvel, Shivansh Khaad and Rain Maker which made a splash all over the world in October 2017. These innovations will usher in transformation for millions. State-of-the-art hospitals in Satpuli and Haridwar continue to cater to thousands of BPL families to provide quality health and eye care every year.

The narrative is incomplete without a mention of Uttarakhand 2020. There is a tsunami of progress impacting lives of millions in this Dev Bhoomi – the abode of gods: lighting of thousands of houses with Hans Powerpacks; Construction of 5,000 toilets and the IVDP, the list is unending.

As we enter our 10th year, we reaffirm our resolve for all-encompassing dimensions of our vision “Enhancing quality of life for all through empowerment of marginalised and underprivileged communities in India”. We genuinely acknowledge the unstinted support of our partners and seek their continued support to fulfill our dream. Thanks to the entire team at THF for their hardwork and dedication.


Lt Gen S M Mehta (Retd) AVSM, SM VSM**
Chief Executive Officer

FROM THE DESK OF THE CEO

The year 2018 has been a very significant one for The Hans Foundation. Four monumental landmark programs have been launched at the states and national level, marketing a major shift in the strategic thinking of our organization. To scale up our nationwide approach, we forged major alliances and entered into partnerships with state governments as well as with some of the biggest Trusts

Read More …
Close

FROM THE DESK OF THE CEO

वतन के हर विकास से कदम मिला रहे हैं हम
तेज़ आँधियों में कुछ दिए जला रहे हैं हम

– गुलज़ार

The year 2018 has been a very significant one for The Hans Foundation. Four monumental landmark programs have been launched at the states and national level, marketing a major shift in the strategic thinking of our organization. To scale up our nationwide approach, we forged major alliances and entered into partnerships with state governments as well as with some of the biggest Trusts and Foundation in the country.

The first of these is in the field of mental health. A nationwide study has been initiated with nominees from Central Government Ministries, government mental institutes and NGOs. The aim is to develop a National Strategy for inclusive and Community Based Living for the long stay patients in 44 public mental health institutes. There could not be a more opportune time for the study which coincided with the Supreme Court directive to the Central Government to frame guidelines for long stay patients in mental institutes.

We also signed a historic MoU with the Government of Nagaland, the first since independence by any foundation. It envisages implementation of a livelihood program with an outlay of INR 100 crores. This will also constitute interventions in the field of health care, education and disability to promote all round development. The third, and one of the largest is the mid-day meal scheme with nine central kitchens in Uttarakhand, with a capital outlay of INR 70 crores. Once ready, these kitchens will provide nutritious meals to an estimated 3,90,000 children in schools and anganwadis.

Capitalising on the success of our Integrated Village Development Program in Bageshwar, Uttarakhand, we signed an agreement with the Government of Maharashtra to participate in their 1000 Village Social Transformation Program. It is the biggest initiative of its kind which aims to bring the cities’ development at the doorsteps of villages without disturbing the basic village fabric which binds them to their roots.

THF’s latest drive to eradicate corneal blindness stems from its remarkable beginning with its first state-of-the-art eye bank in King George Medical University, Lucknow. THF has forged a partnership with LV Prasad to set up a chain of such eye bank across India in collaboration with state governments. Thus, three more eye banks are being set up in Guwahati, Varanasi and Rishikesh.

It was a proud moment for us when our revered leader and guiding spirit, Mata Shri Mangala Ji was conferred with the International Women Empowerment Award at a ceremony organized by the Indian consulate in Dubai. In the same spirit, our chairperson Mrs Shweta Rawat in collaboration with the Human Rights Watch, released a report on ‘Access to Justice for Women and Girls with Disabilities in India.’ It outlines for reaching recommendations submitted to Mrs Maneka Gandhi, Minister of Women and Child Development in April 2018.

Billions in Change 2 launched Hans Powerpack, an engineering marvel, Shivansh Khaad and Rain Maker which made a splash all over the world in October 2017. These innovations will usher in transformation for millions. State-of-the-art hospitals in Satpuli and Haridwar continue to cater to thousands of BPL families to provide quality health and eye care every year.

The narrative is incomplete without a mention of Uttarakhand 2020. There is a tsunami of progress impacting lives of millions in this Dev Bhoomi – the abode of gods: lighting of thousands of houses with Hans Powerpacks; Construction of 5,000 toilets and the IVDP, the list is unending.

As we enter our 10th year, we reaffirm our resolve for all-encompassing dimensions of our vision “Enhancing quality of life for all through empowerment of marginalised and underprivileged communities in India”. We genuinely acknowledge the unstinted support of our partners and seek their continued support to fulfill our dream. Thanks to the entire team at THF for their hardwork and dedication.


Lt Gen S M Mehta (Retd) AVSM, SM VSM**
Chief Executive Officer

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