foundation is striving to accomplish the twin objectives of education and development.
Initiatives have been taken in the areas of pre-school education, counseling for
individual & professional growth, self help and programmes for the rural development
at the grass root level.
The need for the early childhood grooming is being
increasingly realized and great opportunities for service in this area are emerging.
New methods and tools of instructions are helping a great deal in giving excellent
guidance to the small children. The transformation being observed in the children
as a result of such initiatives is remarkable.
A school C'valik International
School is running at Dharamsala with this objective. Emphasis is laid on the holistic
growth of the children to be groomed for taking on greater challenges in the academic,
competitive and other life situations in the years to come, in their lives. With
a team of talented and dedicated teachers and administrative officials, this initiative
has demonstrated an excellent impact of modern methods of education on the children.
of the talent hunt contests among the senior students of the schools in the Kangra
district in Himachal Pradesh (India) has helped in identifying the potential of
the students. The recognition given to such talented students coming from large
number of senior schools has opened many opportunities for them to get connected
with bigger organizations and has also provided inspiration and spirited motivation
to a very large cross section of children as well. The vocational guidance and
self-help are other areas which are being appreciated enthusiastically.
the expanding network of communication, proactive approach of the different institutions
coming in interface with the programmes of rural development and self-help, great
human energy is being unleashed for productive enterprise. How to blend these
inputs, whether skills, technology, financial planning, microfinance or entrepreneurship
and other resources, is the challenge before us to transform this energy into
creating enabling structures which can not only mitigate the hardships of the
people but also bring about significant improvements in the environment, education,
health and inculcating the spirit of mutual help & understanding.
assist the rural people in small agro-based projects, marketing their produce,
horticulture, cultivation of medicinal plants, floriculture, animal husbandry,
bee-keeping, fishing, fruit processing, hosiery looms, land development &
conservation, village fairs for sale of rural and traditional artifacts, promotion
of handicraft, local cuisine and recipes, promotion of rural and hill tourism
and heritage sites tourism are the areas to generate incomes. Providing micro-finance
to empower the people for small enterprises is very essential.
pursuit, the foundation has identified certain areas primarily in the field of
education and development, social and economic growth, where with the help of
motivated individuals, organizations and government agencies within the country
in India and outside the country, efforts are being made to accomplish the tasks
which can make a meaningful difference to the lives of large number of children
and people wherever the initiatives and activities of C'VALIK FOUNDATION touch
The foundation is lead by a dedicated and highly accomplished
Chairperson, Sandhyashree Pathania, Ph.D. She has demonstrated excellent leadership
in the areas of Education, Child Care, Counseling, Community Work, Volunteering
& Self-help both within India and in North America. Many professionals, persons
of great standing and organizations engaged in different areas of work are lining
up their support while appreciating the importance of this noble endeavor undertaken
by C'VALIK FOUNDATION.
The headquarter of the Foundation is located at
Dharamsala. This place is very well known all over the world. His Holiness Dalai
Lama, Nobel laureate and spiritual saint is living here. Spiritual seekers visit
this place in large numbers almost the year round. The great saint has blessed
this place with great energy which the visitors experience while they are here.
is a wonderful destination for the tourists as well. With its majestic mountains
and shivalik ranges on the one side, picturesque large Pong Dam reservoir on the
other end, numerous crystal clean, cool water streams flowing year round, lush
green forests & tea garden estates, enchanting valley full of natural herbs
and flowers, friendly people, many health resorts specializing in traditional
medicine, larger number of meditation centre's, mountaineering training institute
for leading wonderful tracks in the Himalayas, International Para-gliding contests
and excellent climate all through the year, this place is unique to experience.
The British, during their stay in India had chosen this place for living. Large
number of Italians also lived here during the World War. Besides, there are several
places around which have many archaeology and natural wonders in their fold.
place is well connected by air (one hour flight from national capital New Delhi)
and half hour drive from the Kangra railway station. The train journey from Pathankot
on the narrow gauge in the heritage like small train to Kangra is a wonderful
experience to remember.