Our Programme Areas – The Desai Foundation Trust

Our Programme Areas

HEALTH + HYGIENE HEALTH + HYGIENE
HEALTH + HYGIENE

Alleviating health issues that prevent women from working and children from attending school enables the community to thrive and focus their attention elsewhere.

LIVELIHOOD

Vocational training provides the ability to increase household income and an elevated sense of dignity, which improves quality of life.

LIVELIHOOD LIVELIHOOD
EDUCATION EDUCATION
EDUCATION

Quality education and enrichment programs to equip children with the knowledge to meet the many challenges shaping our world today.

WOMEN

Empowering women has the power to not only change the economic circumstances of individual families but entire villages.

WOMEN WOMEN
CHILDREN CHILDREN
CHILDREN

Educating and providing children with the building blocks to future advancement allows families to transcend their circumstances.

Why?

HEALTH + HYGIENE

Robust health eliminates worries, financial woes, and allows women to work, children to attend school and societies to thrive.

  • The poorest 20% of Indians have more than double the mortality rate, fertility rate, and malnutrition levels, compared to the richest 20%
  • In many rural areas, a trip to the nearest hospital is long and uncomfortable, putting their health further at risk every time

LIVELIHOOD

There's a serious lack of occupational opportunity due to moral obstacles facing women and a lack of alignment between education and employment.

  • Overall, the labor force participation rate for women is falling: from 37% in 200405 to 28% in 2016
  • 90% of employment opportunities require vocational skills

EDUCATION

With 50% of India's population under the age of 25, investing in children is crucial for future stability.

  • Only 43% of girls & 58% of boys in India are enrolled in secondary school
  • If 1% more girls in India went to secondary school, India‚Äôs GDP would increase by $5.5 billion!
  • 90% of what women earn is reinvested in their communities
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