If you light a lamp for Somebody, it will also brighten your path

Welcome to NAVRATAN FOUNDATIONS, a registered non-profit society dedicated to advancing community development with a strong commitment to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Our primary goal is to foster comprehensive and value-based community growth by extending support and resources to those in need.

At NAVRATAN FOUNDATIONS, we are dedicated to promoting gender equality, quality education, decent work, economic growth, and mental health, in alignment with SDGs 4, 5, 8, and 3. Our central focus is on empowering women and girls from disadvantaged backgrounds through skill development, quality education, and adult education programs. By empowering women, we aim to help them attain social and financial independence, ultimately leading to self-sufficiency.

We also recognize the significance of healthcare and social protection for underserved populations. Hence, we actively support initiatives that enhance the physical, mental, and social well-being of all community members. By providing access to vital resources, our aim is to drive sustainable development and bring about positive transformations in the lives of those we serve.

Our commitment to promoting gender equality is deeply rooted in the understanding that it remains a significant challenge in India today. We actively work on literacy and awareness programs that drive societal change, educating communities about the imperative need to eradicate all forms of discrimination and violence. Our goal is to create a world where every individual is treated with respect and dignity.

NAVRATAN FOUNDATIONS is also dedicated to amplifying the role of civil society in local decision-making processes. We connect citizens with the available resources within their communities, working together for the greater good and the promotion of sustainable development. This collaborative effort was especially evident during the challenging times of the COVID-19 crisis when we rallied together to assist those in Need.

Our mission is to transform society into one where everyone can live with hope and dignity. We firmly believe that development must begin at the grassroots level, and thus, we relentlessly strive to positively impact as many lives as possible, utilizing all available resources. Through our cultural ecosystem, we have brought the community in Noida closer together, enhancing their overall happiness and well-- being. Our work in the field of mental health is expanding, reaching a wider audience, and fostering a more positive and empathetic world. Join us in our mission to create a world where everyone has equitable access to the resources needed for personal growth. We are unwaveringly focused on the

We are unwaveringly focused on the following key initiatives:

  • Empowering Women through Skill Development

  • Promoting Adult Education

  • Providing Computer Training for Youth and Women

  • Showcasing Unseen Talents in Arts and Culture

  • Supporting Grassroots Education for Out-of-School Children

  • Raising Awareness about Hygiene, Health, and Sustainability

  • Enhancing Emotional Intelligence through Life Mentoring

  • Caring for Senior Citizens through our Physiotherapy Centre

  • Bringing the community together through Music.

  • Together, we can make a profound impact and create a more inclusive and prosperous world for all.

From the Desk of the President

Dear friends,

It’s been a dream to serve the community for the last 30 years and get so much love from you all. I would like to share with you the core values and aspirations that define Navratan Foundations.

Our foundation stands on five pillars – Skill Training, Adult Education, Women Empowerment, Mental Health, and Talent Enhancement. These pillars represent our unwavering commitment to making a positive impact on the lives of those in need. In our journey, I have come to believe that a person s most valuable assets are not just a head filled with knowledge but also a heart brimming with love, ears ready to listen, and hands always willing to extend help to others. These qualities are at the heart of what we do at Navratan.

Starting Navratan was not merely an act of philanthropy but a heartfelt endeavor to create a platform for the less fortunate to thrive. Transitioning from my corporate role to dedicating my energies to the foundation has been a deeply gratifying journey. We understand that building trust is paramount. Whether it's providing education, enabling women to take charge of their lives, or nurturing the talents of the youth, our progress in these areas has been incredibly satisfying.

As social innovators, we must embody vision, tenacity, and courage. It's imperative that we never give up on finding innovative solutions within our means to uplift and support the often-overlooked talents that exist within our society.

"My moments of pure happiness come when I witness children from our slum school confidently reciting poems, when women from our tailoring center start earning and becoming self-reliant, and when a 40-year-old adult learns to read and write, and when 82-year-old women learn computers at our center. It's the bond we share with them and their growing belief in their own abilities that bring me profound joy and solace. In this ongoing journey, I have promises to keep and many miles to travel before I can rest. Together, we can continue to make a difference in the lives of those we Serve."

With warm regards,

Ashok Srivastava