A Not For Profit Organisation registered under the societies registration Act XXI of 1860
The foundation has been in operation since 2009. We are a non profit society dedicated to the cause of creating sustainable projects that would assist vulnerable children.
We are working towards restoring lost childhood of underprivileged children by providing education, life skills and overall development. RCF, with a vision to empower children, aims to amplify the voice of every child in distress faced with discrimination and exploited by society. We aspire to bring learning and joy into the lives of small children of construction labourers -- by education, nutrition, health care, hygiene education and leisure programmes.
RCF aims at protection and development of children of construction workers by providing holistic integrated programmes that include educative and cognitive development of children between the tender ages of 2 to 14 years. This is the early phase where maximum emotional and educational development occurs
We also aim to generate awareness and consciousness about the benefits of education, healthcare and nutrition so that these are taken up as a choice and not under coercion / influence.
Our programmes provide basic elementary non formal pre- primary & primary education based on the Montessori Methodology to the children of construction workers with special encouragement to the girl child giving them opportunities for individual growth.
The Girl child is our inspiration for setting up the foundation. She is we believe, the true Sun Of each Family.…Our future lies in her tiny hands and if nurtured gently she blossoms in to the radical positive force that has the ability to transform lives, families and society. We need to create a window for this Ray of Hope to shine through, a distinct place in our lives, a sense of belonging, a sense of being cherished for who she is and not rejected by simply being a gender that society discriminates against. Her basic rights and opportunities should not be denied because she was born a girl! Discrimination in poorer children is even more pronounced and becomes a daily experience for children who live in poverty.
Each voice in resonance with this thought will take our little girls forward on a path of self discovery ….to blossom in to young women …the Sun of our lives…
All children - regardless of birth and circumstances - are truly equal. Therefore, each child must have the opportunity to wholesome growth, access to real education, cultural exposure, a platform to express opinions, protection against violence& abuse, a sense of security and the chance to belong. All these factors contribute to a safe healthy childhood. Hence our goal is to create a series of projects which assist vulnerable children.
It all begins at infancy in an environment ridden with hopelessness, homelessness, neglect, abuse, exploitation, physical labour and poverty. The under-privileged, disadvantaged children who have a highly marginalized existence are completely denied the basic rights to a safe nurturing environment, health, hygiene, nutrition, education, etc. Childhood gets lost in this process of growing up. The harsh realities of life, the insensitive approach to their tender years, lack of basic facilities and security leaves them scarred for a lifetime; preventing natural and normal development
and the ability to be able to freely exude the quintessential qualities of childhood. Life denies it to them just because they have been born in frugal circumstances. The gifts of wonder and magic, of play and creativity, are never discovered! The childlike qualities are lost before they are found.
This is where we step in….Providing little children an opportunity to be nurtured in a safe, warm, secure, stable, community environment sensitively designed to foster a sense of security, freedom from fear, spontaneous learning, and to be able to experience the joys of childhood. The purity and wide eyed wonder at the magic of all that exists! To enable them to experience a sense of self worth, to be able to reclaim their dignity, the passion to dream, to create, to be whole and free from discrimination. Our vision is to empower children by making them realize their true potential, to develop a joy in learning, to prepare children to be life long learners by developing their skills by providing them opportunities to become achievers. To be able to provide them with a space where they can express their deepest desires, rise to the hardest challenges and work to realise their aspirations.
Our focus is primarily on young children between the age of 2 to 14. This is the early childhood phase, with maximum emotional and educational development. During this phase the child’s sensitivity to immediate environment, coordination skills, concentration and language development is at its peak. It is the most impressionable period in a Childs life.
We are a non profit; non proprietary organisation set up to further the cause of school education, life skills and overall development of under privileged children.
Most of our children are faced with the pressing dilemma of lack of access to affordable education. Our aim is to empower children with knowledge and skills to exit the cycle of illiteracy and poverty by focussing on providing education and functional literacy.
We aim at amplifying the voice of each child for their rights.
We would like to focus on children’s critical issues and challenges in their entirety … related to emotional development ,education, health, child labour, child abuse, female foeticide and infanticide.
We urge each of you to start by thinking of children as citizens with rights guaranteed to them in the constitution of India as well as the UN Children’s Rights Charter 1992
- The Right to Survival, to life, health, nutrition, name, nationality
- The Right to Development, Education, Care,Leisure, Fun
- The Right to Protection from exploitation, abuse, neglect; and to healthcare.
A lot of intensive work awaits us. We hope to create a bridge between the deep divides of economic categories, to be able to value childhood and restore the dignity that each child deserves.