The Foundation

"I have cherished the ideal of a democratic and free society, in which all persons live together in harmony and with equal opportunity.

It is an ideal that I hope to live for and to achieve. But if need be, it is an ideal for which I am prepared to die for" - Nelson Mandela

The Foundation was founded by Rahul Bose in 2006. The goal of The Foundation is to unhesitatingly step in where it can, to make an effective, lasting change in discriminatory attitudes seen in our lives.

The Foundation pledges to under-promise and over-deliver, making its interventions realistic, focused, intelligent, uncompromising, consistent and full of love.

Taking the road less traveled, the organisation aims at bridging existing geographical, social and psychological schisms in India through interventions involving sensitive social engineering designed to create a permanent impact and an attitudinal change within society at large.

The first initiative of The Foundation is ANSI : Andaman Nicobar Scholarship Initiative. It is an education programme to create a platform of equal opportunities, this is proving to be a small step in bringing the islands into the mainstream of national consciousness.

Despite being part of India, the Andaman and Nicobar islands occupy minimal space in the mainstream consciousness. This has resulted in marginalization of the community in terms of opportunities and resources. More importantly, it resulted in an incomplete sense of identity among the youth on the islands.

ANSI commenced in June 2006 and has given six children from the islands access to an education comparable to the very best available to children on the mainland. For this first group of candidates, Rishi Valley School near Bangalore had been selected for its egalitarian atmosphere and high-quality all-round facilities. It offers a non-threatening environment that allows for the natural intelligence and creativity of the child to emerge.

In keeping with its commitment towards non-discrimination, The Foundation is preparing to launch two new projects in the coming year, one of which is 

HEAL: Help Eradicate Abuse through Learning. This project will involve operationalising comprehensive processes that will offer an all round rehabilitation of victims of child sexual abuse. The other project in the pipeline is GRIT: Girls’ Rights Initiative through Teaching which aims at making quality education accessible to more and more girl children from deprived homes across the country.

In all its work the foundation will always stand up for a world where everybody has equal rights.

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