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Nirvanavan Foundation is a grassroots organization working in the remote areas of Alwar district in the State of Rajasthan, India.

Impact

530 children (12 years and younger) directly impacted in 2017
4 Schools run by Nirvana Foundation including 2 residential school facilities
15 Female teachers and 1 Male teacher
4 out of 9 Board members are female
3 out of 6 Advisory Board members are female
22nd of each month is celebrated as Earth Day at our facilities when new trees are planted
Monthly health checkups at the largest school (350 students)

(…more Impacted related coming with the next website release.)

Organization facts

Founded in 1999
Registered as a society in 2001 under Societies Registration Act XXI of 1860
Founder and Board Chairperson: Mr. Nirvana Bodhisattva
Trustees and Board (9 members)
Advisory Board (6 members)

Focus

Our work focuses on education, ecology,social issues and poverty alleviation.

Nirvanavan Foundation promotes the rights of vulnerable children (12 years and younger) through advocacy of their human rights and providing them access to education and removing caste and class barriers that leave children systematically disadvantaged.

We support children of “Nat” and “Raj Nat” communities that are migrant communities, and were traditionally dancers and entertainers. These communities have rich histories of dance and folk songs. Children from these communities have been excluded from mainstream education system due to the stigma attached to their communities, and the lack of access to education.

We help these children break the cycle of prostitution and the social stigma attached to these migrant communities

We do so by providing children from these communities holistic education so that they are able to find alternative livelihood opportunities.We have a creative and holistic approach to education with artistic, cultural and environmental elements, along with academic instruction and livelihood training.

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