Spirit Yoga Foundation in its own capacity is making constant endeavor to bring marginalized community of rural hills into the mainstream. The foundation since its formation in 2009 is consistently working for the community development in Uttarakhand by initiating many skill honing programs under various state government-funded welfare schemes.
This populace has been facing the challenges in the form of acute poverty, unemployment, lack of proper education and healthcare. There is no paucity of skillful human resources, but due to long negligence, they are still waiting for a ray of hope. The vacuum can be filled by providing self-income generating schemes and promoting vocational training programs.
You can’t judge topography of hill while watching from its foothill. Similarly, the lifestyle of village community can be gathered by regularly interacting with them and knowing their problems. From our experience and observation, we can state that there is no dearth of skills in rural community residing in high-altitude regions.
The focal point of our objectives is give below in a nutshell:
Exchange of culture : When village community interacts & mingles with people from other parts of the world, it aids in the exchange of culture. The bond of love & universal brotherhood strengthened. The local food habits, traditional values, environmental values and method of cultivation attain global recognition.
Innovative sources of livelihood : The local community comes in direct contact with new trends and lifestyle in vogue. Crossing the limit of conventional way of resource-generation, the village community be trained the innovative sources of livelihood.
Destinations for yoga awareness : The peaceful and safe location with snow-capped mountains in the backdrop makes hill village ideal location for yoga and meditation retreat. It will contribute to the local economy and also create employment opportunities for local youths.
Self-Sustainability : The imparting of traditional knowledge & management of natural resources in a sustainable way will ensure self-sustainability to local community. It is going to empower the local community socially & economically.
Even extending your helping hand can help us in re-writing destiny of rural community in hilly Uttarakhand. You can spread the smile of happiness in the faces of children, women and old age persons waiting for a ray of hope. No change is possible in larger context if we ignore the community living a neglected life. You can be our extended family members. Spare some time for the community development through our social initiatives.