Objectives

The SNS Foundation is involved in the broad areas of sustainable livelihood, education, health and natural resource management.

Objectives of the Foundation

  • To work hand in hand with the Government of India in its goal of providing health for all, through awareness campaigns, counselling and referral services, health check-up programs and knowledge transfers through peer education, to name a few
  • To enrol all non-school going children with the ultimate goal of ensuring education and ousting child labor, improve environmental consciousness and ensure rationed use of natural resources
  • To design and implement feasible and practical livelihood programs by equipping economically weaker sections of the society with survival and livelihood skills

Strategies to achieve our goals

  • Identifying the deep-rooted injustices against women in the Indian society
  • Addressing these issues by following the gender-and-development (GAD) approach, instead of organizing compartmentalized women welfare projects
  • Networking with the corporate sector, civil society, and individuals and reassuring their support on community development
  • Following a strict participatory approach in all our programs to attain the objective of empowering local communities and ensuring sustainability.

Following the GAD approach

SNSF supports the GAD approach which allows it to engender its own structures and processes as well as its programs and projects. This approach involves the following during planning, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation:

  • Work on more than one level (practical and strategy (needs) to bring about change in gender relations
  • Work in a participatory mode with men and women to ensure that men are involved because it takes both men and women to change gender dynamics
  • Take a broader, historically-informed view of gender relations and its social context-it hasn't suddenly bloomed recently; therefore it will take it's required time span to change

Following the GAD approach ensures:

  • Gender sensitization of men and women, including elimination of gender stereotypes.
  • Increased access to and control over basic social services (health care, education, nutrition, sanitation and natural resources by women.
  • Enhanced participation in of women in the production processes.
  • Women’s participation in decision making processes and governance at the level of the family, community and the nation.