Objective of the KKD Foundation Group

KAGAJ KALAM DAWAAT FOUNDATION, a Delhi-based NGO, fills this niche by providing capacity building consulting and volunteer staff support to education organizations in India. In addition, KKDF facilitates collaboration between organizations in India’s education sector. REEMA CHANDRA and APARNA SINHA, POORNIMA SINHA from DUBAI and SONI SINHA from INDIA— these young women from AMERICA who initially came to India as —founded KKDF in 2015. They saw a need for professional assistance for NGOs, and built the organization around a vision for quality education for all children in India. Executive Director ANJU SINHA joined KKDF in 2015, originally as a volunteer working with an education NGO in Delhi.
KKDF works with partner organizations—high-potential NGOs open to change and already delivering high-quality service. KKDF’s goal in identifying partners is to understand each organization as a whole—its history, successes, challenges, and team members. The chemistry between the organization and KKDF’s staff is essential to a successful partnership.

“After selecting a partner organization, KKDF identifies areas for improvement in the organization, and then teams the partner with KKDF volunteers to help implement agreed-upon solutions. “We have their best interest in mind and understand what they are looking for. We help them and hold them to the agenda that they set” explains.

Their volunteer program is the centerpiece of their work. KKDF volunteers are full-time, unpaid professionals, and often individuals looking to shift to development work from the corporate sector. KKDF looks for professionals who can provide one-on-one expert support to the partner organization for a period of three months on a specific aspect of a long-term project. Volunteers typically stay in India or the sector after their volunteer experience. KKDF partners hired 10 volunteers for permanent positions, one volunteer started their own social enterprise, and four volunteers joined KKDF’s permanent staff.

To facilitate connections between their partners and create more dialogue about education problems and solutions, KKDF brings their partners and others in the education space together to collaborate on issues affecting the sector. They recently held a mobile technology discussion and workshop for their partners, featuring a panel of organizations using mobile technology in education. KKDF hopes these sessions will result in collaboration and inspiration among KKDF partners and outside organizations. “I want more than anything to see that we’ve been able to establish a network and meaningful conversation among education professionals. People are really exchanging, learning, growing, and doing innovative things because they see others doing it.”
Says REEMA CHANDRA

Capacity building support is an increasingly popular service for NGOs and social enterprises globally, but KKDF stands out for its commitment to education organizations in India. “KKDF is unique in that though our services could be provided to other organizations in the social sector, we’re really focused on education and bringing together more of our partners to create a movement for higher quality education in India.”
says REEMA CHANDRA

KAGAJ KALAM DAWAAT FOUNDATION for Education is a secular organization dedicated to change in India by focusing on basic education in the belief that education is a critical requisite for socio-economic change. In keeping with this focus, our volunteers are involved with and support projects that are secular and have an education-related component to them. The objectives of this group are:

KKD FOUNDATION is a non-governmental organization that has been providing basic services and solutions to problems in rural communities. with the objective of making them self-sufficient and sustainable. KKD FOUNDATION Key Development Area :

  • Provide education to underprivileged children in India.

  • Encourage the formation of various local groups across the world to reach out to larger sections of the population.

  • Support and cooperate with persons and groups already engaged in similar activities.

  • Raise the required human and other resources to achieve the group objectives.

  • Provide opportunities to individuals living outside India who wish to participate in Asha activities in India.

  • Address, whenever possible, other issues affecting human life such as health care, environment, socio-economic aspects and women’s issues.