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South Asia Foundation Ngo Information

SOUTH ASIA FOUNDATION Non Governmental Organization is located in New Delhi Delhi . SOUTH ASIA FOUNDATION is registered as a Society at Varanasi of state Uttar Pradesh with Ngo unique registration ID 'DL/2009/0012742' . The NGO registration is done by Registrar of Societies with registration number 384 on the date of 30-09-1995, Its parent ORganaisation is South Asia Foundation, Varanasi. The Chairman of SOUTH ASIA FOUNDATION is Amitabh Mattoo and Chief functionary officer is Rahul Barua. Promoter is Rameeza Akhtar

NGO Organization / Ngo Information

NGO Name
Unique Id of VO/NGO
Chief Functionary
Rahul Barua
Amitabh Mattoo
Sharmila Chandra
Shirin Mathur
Promoter 1
Rameeza Akhtar

Registration Details

Registered With
Registrar of Societies
Type of NGO
Registration Number
City of Registration
State of Registration
Uttar Pradesh
Date of Registration
NGO Registration certificate
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Contact details

Mobile Number
Second Floor, 86B, Shahpur Jat

SOUTH ASIA FOUNDATION Key Issues and Operational Areas, Major Activiities & Achivements

Key Issues

This SOUTH ASIA FOUNDATION NGO charity is working on Key Issues of Art & Culture, Children, Disaster Management, Environment & Forests, Food Processing, Health & Family Welfare, Housing, Labour & Employment, Land Resources, Micro Finance (SHGs), Micro Small & Medium Enterprises, Panchayati Raj, Rural Development & Poverty Alleviation, Science & Technology, Tribal Affairs, Urban Development & Poverty Alleviation, Vocational Training, Water Resources, Women's Development & Empowerment

Operational States

Delhi, Goa, Madhya Pradesh, Sikkim, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal

Operational Districts

South West Delhi, North Goa, South Goa, East Sikkim, West Sikkim, Gautam Buddha Nagar, Varanasi

Major Activities and Achivements

South Asia Foundation (SAF) played a key role in resolving conflicts in Nepal and got all the parties concerned on to the negotiating table by engaging them in a meaningful dialogue. This imperative role of the Foundation was a milestone in the region and its role was recognized in defusing conflicts through effective and peaceful dialogues. The Foundation has organized several seminars- workshops- interactions and meetings on this issue. It is publishing regular information bulletin for wide circulation on the latest development on the issue. The Foundation has been taking out publications on important issues concerning South Asia and has also been working for dissemination of information for better understanding and more human approach in the region. South Asia Foundation has set up a Crafts Development Centre (first ever in that region) at Namchi in South Sikkim where requisite logistical supports are provided to the artisans of Sikkim. The project extended benefits to rural artisans with design & product development, skill training & skill up gradation managerial & marketing support. SAF has introduced micro-credit facilities through Self Help Groups for the first time in that region. South Asia Foundation is the first development organization of India to have started its activies in Nepal & singed an MOU with the Govt. of Nepal for development of arts n crafts with special emphasis on women. South Asia Foundation is setting up a Sushila Koirala South Asian Cultural Centre in Nepal. The Centre would be imparting skill training, encourage research & documentation in field of arts & crafts. The Foundation is setting up a crafts village in Goa that is first ever in the entire South Asian Region. The village will have a holistic approach for all-round development for artisans in the region. The Foundation has Regional Chapters in all the South Asian countries. The Foundation is the first voluntary organization from outside Sikkim that had started all round development work in that State. It has been able to make considerable impact in a short span of time through its Project, since 1997 & called Rural Economic Advancement Program (REAP-SIKKIM). It has been able to provide skill training to more than 900 artisans directly & provided requisite logistics to more than 2700 artisans of State. It has also set up various Satellite Crafts Training Centres in remote locations to reach out to people and bring development prospects- right at the doorsteps of the rural poor who are basically deprived of the development perspective & neglected by the policy planners. SAF is also running various socio-economic development programmes- especially in the crafts sector in UP- Delhi & Goa. It includes organizing crafts-persons & formation of SHGs- medical & social camps- workshops on micro credit- craft melas and Kashi Utsav- a three-day classical music festival- in collaboration with Sankat Mochan Foundation- a Varanasi based organization- whose effort to save the river Ganga has invited global concern and attracted international attention on the plight of the river. Also- a school is being set up in Gujarat at an earthquake-hit village at Rapar with the support of Prof. Amartya Sens Pratichi Trust. The Foundation is making issue based films of human interest. Its support in production of a Bengali film which is a sequel to Satyajit Rays much acclaimed film Aranyer din ratri (days and nights of the forest)- entitled Abar araanye (again in the forest) directed by Goutam Ghose has generated very positive response from the audience. It has also bagged coveted National Award in three categories for the year 2003. The Foundations first film -The Treasure in the Snow: Sikkim- received the National Award with the citation-The award for the Best Promotional Film of the year 2002 is given to the English film THE TREASURE IN THE SNOW: SIKKIM for its weaving of a magical cinematic spell that vividly captures the mist and mystery of the abundant natural be