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Lakshyam was founded in the year 2012 by a young social entrepreuner who further brought group together to contribute towards betterment of the society with a focus on child education, holistic child development and women empowerment. We share a common dream – a world where every child is showered with love and is given opportunities for their bright future; a world where no child’s innocence is marred by the horrors of child labour, and a world where women’s wellbeing is paid attention to and they’re empowered to sustain themselves and their family.
Despite being the capital of India, Delhi has over 4 million people living in makeshift homes in slums that are overcrowded, lack adequate water supply, sanitation, and security. Children of these slum dwellers often do not get access to basic education and instead have to start working to support their family. At such a tender age, they are forced to grow up in a haste and suffer the loss of their childhood and innocence. They are taken advantage of by employers who use them as cheap labour. United Nations recognises the deprivation of these resources to be a violation of fundamental human rights. It is not just the responsibility of the government to promote and protect human rights and fundamental freedoms of individuals or groups. It is the duty of us – the citizens – to do our bit in ensuring equal advancement of all sections of the society.
The statistics and the problem is same across India when we talk about less privileged one in our country be it rural or urban India.
We at Lakshyam vowed to put an end to this widespread violation of people’s fundamental rights, especially of women and children residing in the slums of metropolitan cities. We aim to empower them through education and employment by implementing models of development that are tailored to the needs of the community. Lakshyam has organised programmes such as – Butterfly- Child Welfare and Education (wherein basic education is provided to impoverished children through comprehensive learning methods), Lakshyam Toy Library (wherein the child’s growth is supplemented using educational toys, games and books in an environment which cultivates and encourages the child’s imagination and creativity), Rooh – Awakening Women’s soul (wherein women are empowered to generate self-employment and a means of income using training of vocational and professional skills), and Project Aarogya (providing accessible and affordable healthcare to the underprivileged).
Lakshyam’s Butterfly Program provides Remedial Education Centers for street children and dropouts, wherein the gap can be filled so that these kids can be enrolled in formal education system.
Lakshyam Toy Library aims at providing toys & books to each child as we believed every childhood is special and toys and books plays a crucial role in the development of the child.
Lakshyam’s Rooh Program tirelessly strives to educate the women of India and empower them with skill training so that they can lead a life with confidence and at par.
To work for economical, political and socially marginalized communities for their holistic advancement and implementing specific, customized, cost effective, scalable and replicable models for community development
To help and empower the less advantaged children and women by putting at least 500 street children , dropouts to formal schooling system by 2020 and to increase the income by Rs 5000 of at least 200 under our women empowerment program.
Lakshyam is an NGO registered as trust under the Indian Trust Act 1882 vide registration No. 393 dated 3rd Feb 2012 with amalgamation of Lakshya, a society; registered under Societies Registration Act 1860 vide registration number 440 dated 23rd march 2005.
Donations/voluntary contributions are exempt under section :
12 (A) and 80(G) 50 (vi) of the Income Tax Act 1961 as per permission granted by the Director of Income Tax (exemptions), New Delhi vide letter No. DEL-LE24407-11012013
Permanent Income Tax No. is AAATL9638D
We are also eligible to receive foreign funding by Ministry of External Affairs by FCRA No. is 231661694.
The Founder of Lakshyam, Ms. Anand set up the not-for-profit organization to uplift the cause of child development & women empowerment. Within the span of eight years, Lakshyam has strengthened its foothold in seven states of India with its dynamic programs, functional far and wide. Through the works of Lakshyam, she has managed to design, develop and deliver several programs, in consultation with the state government and other government organizations, to spread awareness in various areas like health, naxalism, legislations and laws.
For her esteemed services, she has been bestowed with several awards including the ‘Jharkhand Ratan Protsahan Award’ and ‘Gandhi Samman Award’ and has been counted as one amongst powerful 100 people, profiled in the Achiever’s Book published by Dainik Bhaskar.Besides Lakshyam, Ms. Anand shoulders several other responsibilities as well. She is the executive member of the Jharkhand State Child Welfare Council, core committee member of Healthy City Alliance & the Vice President of Jharkhand Disable Sports Welfare Academy.
The young founder member of Lakshyam, Ms. Aanand handles the functioning of Lakshyam with much enthusiasm and dedication, following in her mother’s footsteps. Simultaneously, she has been running her Advertising & Event Management Agency, MIRRORZ, since the last five years which has immensely helped Lakshyam to organize successful fundraising initiatives, and strengthened its association with several eminent personalities across India.
She has been awarded the ‘Social Entrepreneur of the Year’ by Entrepreneur India Summit 2013, one of the biggest entrepreneur conventions in the world, hosted by Franchise India Holdings Limited, Asia’s largest integrated franchise solution company in association with Indian Franchise Association (IFA). BBC has also showcased a story on Lakshyam and Ms. Raashi Aanand’s work in the social sector.
Below are the annual reports of last 3 years which covers all the major activities implemented at Lakshyam
Letters of Appreciation by Ms. Sheila Dixit, Dr. Farooq Abdullah, Dr. Kiran Bedi, Ms. Sharmila Tagore, Mr. Madhur Bhandarkar.
Lakshyam kids got a lifetime opportunity to meet the Ex-President of India Shri Pranab Mukherjee on the occasion of Children's Day and Honorable Prime Minister Of India Shri Narendra Modi on the occasion of Rakhi where kids tied rakhi to him.
The brand well known for distribution and supply chain SAFEXPRESS is our Corporate Partner for Lakshyam Toy Library. Lakshyam collects toys and books (Used & unused for various private schools) and further identify areas and locations across India where the children do not have access to the basic resources for their development. Safexpress helps us to reach the remote areas and transfer our resources to the kids. The association is 6 years old and we can’t thank enough for being there with us always.
Lakshyam is thankful enough to get associated with Ram Jethmalani Foundation. Ram Jethmalani is a Member of Parliament (Rajya Sabha), Senior Advocate (Supreme Court of India) and an eminent professor of law. He has served as India’s Union Law Minister and as Chairman of Bar Council of India. A Charity was created out of the generous contributions of Mr. Ram Jethmalani and some of his friends. And through this foundation, they contributed Lakshyam to support us in building the Vasant Kunj center and supporting education of our 50 children.
Manford (Management Foundation for Organisational Research and Development) has its core competence in the area of Performance and Enterprise Behaviour. They specialise in building an assertive performance orientation within an organisation. Manford has come on board to assist Lakshyam in enhancing its performance and output. They also support Lakshyam under their CSR initiatives.
Study By Janak, with a legacy of over 3 decades, has carved a niche for themselves in the Designer Occasion Wear & Made to Measure industry in India. Study by Janak not only provides Lakshyam with katran that is used to make handicraft products but has also let us set up our products for display at their stores which bring us good results and acts as one of our important marketing channels to sell the products and a source of regular work and income for our women beneficiaries.
Lakshyam initiated an international chapter in Scotland. In association with the Old Aberdeen Gift Store in Aberdeen, Scotland, Lakshyam’s products are now displayed at the outlet. The Store houses some exceptionally creative and out-of-the-box products, and extended an encouraging platform to display all Lakshyam’s handcrafted products as well. Under the program, ‘Rooh: Awakening Women’s Soul’, the Store offers exposure across the international waters and provides a global platform for the women working under the Program.
Holy Cow Foundation is an NGO that assists the Gaushalas/gausadans to reach a level of sustainability where they can provide good lives to the animals with good management practices. This is done by facilitating exchange of technical know-how in manufacturing Panchgavya products (which in Sanskrit means a blend of five products obtained from the cow, viz. dung, urine, milk, ghee and curd), organizing training workshops to manufacture these products and sharing skills of marketing them. These products are made with the help of village people of Palwal, who are a part of Rooh program of Lakshyam. This is how the NGO is encouraging and creating an opportunity for the village people to create a much wider area of work and helping in generating income.
Enactus is a community of student, academic and Business leaders committed to using the power of Entrepreneurial action to transform lives and shape a better more sustainable world. Along with Lakshyam, Team Enactus came up with Aarogya healthcare centers which aim at establishing retail of generic medicines in villages crossDelhi–NCR. And making a huge health impact at all the AAROGYA locations
The Delhi Police (DP) is the Law enforcement agency for the National Capital Territory of Delhi (NCT). Anand Parbat and head of the police station invited Lakshyam to work in that area and also gave their old police station which is not operational anymore, to set up our center. The old police station is now a space where 100 children come to study , 500 families have access to basic medicines, 40 women are working. The whole police force of that area is always supportive.
The Geeli Mitti Foundation was established to supply local communities with a means of income while teaching sustainable living practices in order to enact social change worldwide. Their work is motivated by the vision that communities can come together and see the value of empowering themselves through education and sustainability while spreading their awareness, knowledge, and passion with eager students from all over the world. It has partnered with Lakshyam and have started giving Lakshyam orders of products that are made by the underprivileged women and helping them to empower and create financial stability in life.
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