Our 360° Model

 

Au fil des ans, Heart for India a élaboré un Modèle de réussite, dit à 360°, basé sur 5 piliers :

 

EDUCATION 

 

Education is the main goal of HFI. Education is the key to cut the cycle of poverty. It is the crucial tool to participate as a citizen in the greatest democracy in the world and fight against inequalities.

 

96% of children pass their school year.


NUTRITION 

A team of doctors and nutritionists from the Geneva University Hospital in the schools detected 50% of undernutrition and malnutrition among the students.

 

To face this situation, the Foundation decided to distribute a second meal at 4 p.m., in each school, which led to exceptional results: the rate of attendance of students in class increased from 40% to 98 % and especially the rate of malnutrition practically fell to O. 


SPORT, SANTE ET HYGIÈNE

 

Heart For India has introduced and finance Sports, Meditation and Yoga classes in all schools by hiring specialist teachers, providing equipment and outfits and organizing inter-school competitions.

Young women also participate in dedicated Karate and Self-Defense classes.

Each year, doctors and dentists check the general health of the students and the Foundation covers health expenses that families cannot pay.

 

Regarding hygiene in schools, HFI employs village women for general maintenance. The first actions implemented were the construction of toilets and the arrival of running water.


SECURITY

To protect the children, HFI :

  • Build compound walls to ensure the security of the children, the classrooms and materials inside the school.
  • Level the ground to avoid flood during the monsoon or heavy rains and secure it by taking out the hazards such as rocks, metal bars, glasses….
  • Evacuate wastewaters to avoid mosquitos which can transmit the Dengue, Chikungunya or Malaria
  • Hire Day and night watchmen in each school.

 


ENVIRONNEMENT

The Foundation is focusing on the Environment and sustainable development projects.

HFI has set up “Green Teams” in each school: these student volunteers are responsible for preserving water, planting trees, maintaining plants and ensuring that the school stays clean.

They are also spokespersons and intermediaries with their comrades.

 

A kitchen garden was created by the students of Kovilambakkam who maintain it and harvest the fruits and vegetables themselves.