Naaz Foundation believes that education is both the means as well as the end to a better life: the means because it empowers an individual to earn his/her livelihood and the end because it increases one's awareness on a range of issues - from healthcare to appropriate social behaviour to understanding one's rights - and in the process help him/her evolve as a better citizen. Education is the most effective tool which helps children build a strong foundation; enabling them to free themselves from the vicious cycle of ignorance, poverty and disease.
Naaz Foundation realised that Education for Children cannot be achieved without the family, particularly, unless the mother is assured of health care and empowered. Moreover, when an elder sibling is educated and relevantly skilled to be employable and begins earning, the journey of empowerment continues beyond the present generation.
Naaz Foundation extended its thematic areas of intervention by supporting family health, livelihood, and women empowerment. Children, their families and the community become the target group for Naaz Foundation's activities as child education cannot be done in isolation and nothing else but education for children can bring long lasting change in the society.
Naaz Foundation has evolved two working models namely, Social Venture Philanthropy (SVP) and Outreach. Depending on the necessity and circumstances, either of the models is deployed.
Social Venture Philanthropy (SVP) is an innovative model based on the business concept of venture capital. Under SVP, Naaz Foundation not only identifies & implements its development projects through credible CBO's (Community Based Organizations) but also, handholds and builds capacities of these organizations, focusing on achieving scalability and sustainability, creating a culture of leadership and excellence and inculcating a deep sense of accountability among them.
Social Venture Philanthropy (SVP) is an innovative model based on the business concept of venture capital. Under SVP, Naaz While working in the remote rural areas, Naaz Foundation realized that many a times capacities of community based organizations (CBOs) were not adequate to meet the high expectations of large corporate social investors. Under Outreach model, Smile Foundation implements the development interventions directly as it requires intensive and professional engagement for a wider and sustained outcome.
Naaz Foundation gets a first-hand experience in the nuances of development at the grassroots through its Outreach model and then implements the learning in its SVP Projects through its SVP Partners.
It has evolved two working models namely, Social Venture Philanthropy (SVP) and Outreach. Depending on the necessity and circumstances, either of the models is deployed.