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ABOUT THE ORGANIZATION

The 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.

Organization 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.

With 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.

To 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.

In this 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 their lives.

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.

Dharamsala 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.

This 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.


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