Hamari Disha Hamara Kadam is an NGO in India directly benefiting over 1,00000 children and their families every year, through more than 250 live welfare projects on education, healthcare, livelihood and women empowerment, in over 150 remote villages and slums across 5 states of India.
Education is both the means as well as the end to a better life: the 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 behaviour to understanding one’s rights – and in the process help him/her evolve as a better citizen.
Doubtless, education is the most powerful catalyst for social transformation. But child education cannot be done in isolation. A child will go to school only if the family, particularly the mother, is assured of healthcare and empowered. Moreover, when an elder sibling is relevantly skilled to be employable and begins earning, the journey of empowerment continues beyond the present generation.
Realizing this, Hamari Disha Hamara Kadam an NGO in India, beginning in the corridors of education, adopted a lifecycle approach of development, focusing its interventions on children, their families and the larger community.
Hamari Disha Hamara Kadam believes that unless members of the civil society are involved proactively in the process of development, sustainable change will not happen. Following this model of Civic Driven Change, Hamari Disha Hamara Kadam sensitizes and engages the civil society, making it an active partner in all its welfare initiatives.
Today, 8 million children in India are out of school – surrounded by poverty, illness and despair; they are fighting a daily battle for their survival. Together, we can help a child and bring hope in their lives. Together, we can bring change and make it last.
Hamari Disha Hamara Kadam is to empower underprivileged children, youth and women through relevant education, innovative healthcare and market-focused livelihood programmes.Hamari Disha Hamara Kadam is to deploy best possible methodology and technology for achieving ideal SROI (social return on investment), to practice and promote good governance. To link business competitiveness of the corporate with social development initiatives; also to sensitize privileged children, youth and citizens in general to promote Civic Driven Change.
Work as a catalyst in bringing sustainable change in the lives of underprivileged children, youth and women, with a life-cycle approach of development.Enable the civil society across the world to engage proactively in the change process through the philosophy of civic driven change.Adopt highest standards of governance to emerge as a leading knowledge and technology driven, innovative and scalable international development organisation.
Hamari Disha Hamara Kadam believes that unless members of the civil society are involved proactively in the process of development, sustainable change will not happen. Believing in this principle of ‘Civic Driven Change’, Smile Foundation sensitises the civil society in order to make them partners in its mission.