Nest is working to reduce learning gap among government school students
Welcome to Nest Foundation
We aim to create a protective and caring environment, where girls and boys are free from violence, exploitation, and unnecessary separation from family.
Laws, services, behavior and practice must minimize vulnerability, in addressing risk factors while strengthening the resilience of children and their capacity to resist abuse.
The approach is based on a human rights perspective, and emphasizes prevention as well as the accountability and responsibility and other entities and institutions dealing with the care and well-being of children.
Our Nest Foundation Programs
Whether it is during an emergency or after an emergency, Nest Foundation plays major role in reducing the unpleasant effects of these situations, with the help of the program- Disaster management.
Nest Foundation will be the first to be present and last to leave during the emergencies. The major focus will be on the following factors of the affected people.
- Drinking Water
- Shelter and Medicine
Nest Foundation is a colorful, child-friendly Early Childhood Development centers offer indoor and outdoor play equipment, learning and teaching materials, access to water and sanitation, training for teachers, and robust parent-teacher associations. Easy access to water reduces the time mothers spend collecting water and increases the time they spend with their children. After receiving training, volunteer mothers guide parents and other caregivers in providing good nutrition, stimulating children’s physical and mental development, and taking care of them in loving ways.
Children ages 4 and 5 even learn how to protect themselves during storms and other dangerous weather, through Nest Foundation disaster risk reduction program.
Nest Foundation presents Empowerment as follows:
- Women’s sense of self-worth (dignity and value placed on one’s capacities)
- The space and opportunities to determine choices
- Power to control their lives within and outside the home
- Ability to decide, act and influence the direction of social change
- Help create a just, social and economic order, nationally and internationally
- Direct the capacities and strategies of women’s empowerment to the workings of markets and states.
- Influence governments to be responsive to women’s needs, participation and contributions as producers and “reproducers”
Specific past programmes include:
- We carried out a HIV and Malaria immunisation programme.
- NEST Projects being implemented in Chennai and Jawadhu Hills.
- Volunteer panel of lawyers who appear on behalf of migrant workers, headed by an Executive Committee member.
- Elderly Care Givers Awareness Programme on nutrition promotion for Maternal, Infant, Child and Youth Groups.
- Safe Migration Promotion programme in the districts Thiruvanamalai.
There is a heavy dependence of aid and hand-outs among rural and underprivileged communities in Jawadhu Hills. Further, due to the lack of development training, such communities are affected by several socio-economic conditions caused by unwise borrowings, lack of long-term planning, entitlement mindset caused by welfare state and social stigmas such as discrimination of female entrepreneurs.
Due to these conditions, such communities are trapped in the vicious cycle of poverty and continue to be affected by malnutrition, underemployment, lack of education and lack of access to financial services.
Recognizing this as the situation that prevents rural poor and urban slum-dwellers from reaching better living standards, the Nest works towards strengthening communities through community development initiatives. Through training, community leaders and other catalysts are equipped to take ownership of the development of their villages and communities. They are instructed on the tools available to them and are linked with local government authorities and other stakeholders so that they may have benefit from development that is sustained by the active contribution of all members of their community. All other development initiatives of the ADT are seamlessly integrated through the development education trainings with the aim of ensuring that the trained community members will continue to initiate development work even after the ADT has phased out.
Our Foundation will improve poor children or the affected children.
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The major focus will be on the following factors of the affected people.
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