Swades Foundation

Priya Desai
Wednesday, January 14, 2015 - 13:01
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Founded by Ronnie and Zarina Screwvala, the Swades Foundation operates with the single-minded focus of empowering Rural India. We aim at bringing together the best global practices, corporate thinking and accountability, the highest standards of corporate governance and transparency to create a model of sustainable development, which is benchmark in the industry and can be replicated at scale.
At the Swades Foundation, we believe that India cannot rise to its true potential without a fundamental transformation in the lives of people in Rural India. We believe in a holistic 360-degree development with a focus on five verticals Community Mobilisation, Water & Sanitation, Agriculture & Livelihood, Education& Health & Nutrition. This model empowers our communities with the capability of creating choices for themselves and their families, allowing them to transform their own lives and ensuring a permanent and irreversible change for good.
Our strategy is to Engage, Empower, Execute and Exit: To engage rural communities with corporates, young urban India, not-for-profit organizations and governments and empower our communities to execute programs that transform their own lives, enabling us to exit and allowing them to serve as role models and change agents for the rest of the country. The "Swa" in our name reflects "empowered self" forming the core of everything we do.
Our strength lies in our team of specialists and professions both at corporate and grassroots committed to sustainable growth. The Swades Foundation is primarily supported and sponsored by Unilazer Ventures Pvt. Ltd.
Today, we are well on our way to achieving our mission of transforming the lives of 1 million people in rural India in 5 years
Nishuvi, 3rd floor, 75, Dr Annie Besant Road, Worli, Mumbai 400018
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Telephone: +91 22 61093730 Fax: +91 22 610093722