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Shakti Foundation is a registered not-for-profit entity started by a group of like-minded socially conscious citizens to provide shakti (energy) to people and children to inspire them to overcome obstacles in their lives. Shakti focuses on alternative livelihoods, financial inclusion, waste management, remedial education and caring for children with special needs.
Shakti was born in 2010. It was conceived a few years before that when we realized that there were almost no integrated setups providing services- occupational therapy, speech therapy, special education etc. to children with special needs. A group of dedicated professionals providing these services under a single roof was a boon to the children, while providing a platform to the therapists.
We also came face to face with the omnipresent, yet invisible waste-pickers, a neglected community. We started working at providing them with alternative means of livelihoods, besides helping their children with their education. We were confronted with the perennial problem of waste management, and its impact on the environment, which necessitated our foray into that sector.
We have initiated providing program management and research services and support to corporates in designing and implementing CSR programs. Having closely engaged with communities and their problems at the grass-root level, and with corporates and donors and their compliance requirements, we have an understanding of the language spoken in villages and slums as well as in board rooms. As such we are able to present feasible solutions that are both practical and impactful.