With the generous support of OAK Foundation

Heart for India Foundation

« Education is the most powerful weapon that we can use to change the world »

Nelson Mandela

India is the largest democracy in the world with 1.3 billion inhabitants.  It is an amazing country with smiling people, a rich history, a fascinating culture and a delicious cuisine.


However, it is a country where poverty, malnutrition, inequalities, insecurity and corruption are rife and where the status of women is nearly inexistent. 


In 2019-2020, HEART FOR INDIA is:

  •   3'080 children aged from 3 to 18 years old in school
  •   More than 3'700 meals/day distributed
  •  47 villagers employed in our schools
  • 12 of the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals achieved.

”Since HFI started getting involved with the schools we have brought our children to the school.

The children are studying far better, we are very proud that our children are similarly dressed well, they have lovely uniforms and they have dignity.

I would like to say one more thing which is very important for me, because of the intervention of HFI and the teachers’ initiatives even our children who are coming from lowest casts are appreciated and ALL THE TALENTS ARE BUILT and we are so grateful for that.

It gives me confidence that EVEN OUR CHILDREN CAN SHINE they are given opportunities and their Talent and Potential are developed.

We are looking forward for a brighter and greater future for our children.”


September 2016 – Spontaneous speech from a mother in Nanmangalam

Rahul BOSE

a very good friend of the Foundation speaks about women empowerment and the role of a woman in India

as well as his successful carreers.

35'270 vulnerable children were supported by HFI since 2005


Created by Princess Françoise Sturdza, Heart for India is an apolitical, non-governmental and non-religious foundation.


Nelson Mandela said that "Education is the most powerful weapon that can be used to change the world" and that is exactly what reflects the daily work of Heart for India.


Since the first governmental school supported in 2005, the Foundation has grown step by step and built a successful model, based on the following method: identify and solve problems related also to Nutrition, Health and Hygiene, Safety, Environment and the place of Women in Indian Society. 


In order to break the cycle of poverty, each school year, the Foundation takes care of underprivileged children from 3 till 18 years in order to obtain their 12th standard which allows them to enter the University.



At the same time, HFI supports a professional training center which offers a unique opportunity for young women to obtain a diploma to find a qualified job and become financially independent.