Annual Report 2016-17

In the year 2016-17, Visan Foundation continued work in the three major focus areas of Employment Linked Programs of Udaan, School Project of Adding Wings implemented in NGO schools.

This year the partnership with Gurgaon police continued, with KPMG funding a small batch of 15 youth of Gurgaon for the employment linked program.

A unique project was completed where 25 ladies from slums of Firoz Gandhi Colony of Gurgaon were given proper training in entrepreneurship of starting their own business through Street Food Vending in Gurgaon. We are proud that this wasw India`s first batch of Certified Women Entrepreneurs in this trade of Street Food Vending.

Besides creating and streamlining new initiatives, Visan Foundation undertook and successfully completed the following three programmes in 2016-17:


PROJECT “ADDING WINGS”: After School (NGO School) Project for Underprivileged Children for English Language Classes

The Adding Wings Project got underway in May 2016 at Khushi and Literacy India centers.

The objective behind this project was to empower socially and economically disadvantaged students studying in NGO schools, with a basic proficiency in English, and cover every aspect of the intellectual, physical, academic, emotional well-being of an individual. The program aimed at impacting school-going children in the age group of 10-16 years.

The project has ameliorated the students’ English Skills and enhanced their cognitive, social and physical development. Now learning English has become an important part of their lives. Gradually, shyness, fear of being ridiculed and sense of intolerance regarding English language is weaning away.


PROJECT STREET FOOD VENDORS: Women Empowerment Leading To Entrepreneurship Program

Women empowerment project was conducted for training ladies as Street Food Vendors and preparing 25 of them for entrepreneurship in Street Food Vending.

The project was a pilot project launched in November 2016, with mobilisation done from the slums of Feroz Gandhi Colony in Old Gurgaon.

Facing internal and external opposition, these 25 ladies were brave enough to want change in their lives of uncertainity and poverty. Husbands, brothers and other family members were invited for counselling so that they buy in to the project.

The women were taught subjects like menu engineering, food costing, food presentation, importance of hygiene & sanitation, documentation for the business etc. Practical classes were conducted along side to make them experts. Finally, the ladies prepared their own business plans and got carts for street food vending through MCG.


PROJECT UDAAN: Employment Linked Skill Development Program for unemployed youth of Gurgaon

This initiative was launched with Gurgaon Police “UDAAN” in partnership with KPMG in July 2015, and continued in the next year too with the Commissioner of Police Mr. Navdeep Singh Virk, IPS, requesting KPMG to fund a batch of this program.

A total of 15 youth were inducted in the program, which started in August 2016. Expert sessions for the students were organized.

After successful completion of training, the students got placed with various reputed organizations like Roseate Hotel, Lemon Tree, KFC, ISS, Dominos, Pizza Hut etc. The pictures on the right are of visit of Mr. Norbett, Chairman McKinsey.

Complete details about the above projects, delivery, pedagogy, the processes followed, and finally the impact they created, have been compiled in our Annual Report 2016-17.

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Our Annual Report 2016-17