To mark the occasion of World Athletics Day on May 7, 2022, Shikhar Dhawan Foundation celebrated the occasion as – Youngistaan, Ek Kadam padhai ki ore, Ek Kadam Uchai Ki Ore on May 8 and 9 with various schools and non-profit organizations around the country. The vision of this initiative is to meet the basic needs of school supplies for disadvantaged students and to give them the zeal and enthusiasm to learn so that no child is prevented from reaching greater heights.
Through this campaign, the Shikhar Dhawan Foundation aims to provide disadvantaged children with access to the path of learning and sport. The Shikhar Dhawan Foundation will equip partner associations and children from underprivileged backgrounds with school materials. We have partnered with the following groups and schools across India to impact over 2100 children:
1. HCRA (Harmonious Children’s Rehabilitation Association), Delhi
2. School of the Sun
3. GoodDeed Foundation Relief
5. Sukoon Foundation
6. Shantidevi Charitable Trust (SDCT)
7. Children’s Home
8. Kiran Foundation
9. SMS or Srijanatmak Manushi Sanstha
10. Bharat Swaraj Foundation
In these locations, there will be multiple distributions of educational supplies, arts and crafts items, school materials and sports supplies and various other needs for special supplies for children to the tune of approximately 21,000 products. and items in total.
The Shikhar Dhawan Foundation aims to work with the Government of India, State Governments and UT Administrations to implement similar programs in the future as well. The organization’s strategic investment in Impact 11 NGOs and resource mobilization over the next year will be the main pioneering breakthrough in the social causes sector and the aim is to develop and develop the potential of sport to the children and young people of the country.
As part of the Youngistan campaign, deserving players in sports fields like taekwondo, cricket, tennis, basketball, etc. are supported and sponsored. To make this campaign more inclusive, our support will also extend to para-athlete players. The support will cover funding for equipment, training, academy fees and other logistical expenses for them.
Shikhar Dhawan, the founder, quotes: “My passion is to create a deeper and lasting impact in people’s lives. We act as a facilitator by building the capacity of NGOs and civil society organizations. Education campaign ki taraf humara pehla onground kadam hai aur sapin hum aage badhte jaenge, bacho se interact karke virtually bahaut acha laga, aur sabhi ko humara ye pasand aaya initiative. Core team aur meri aap sabke support aur aashirwad se aage bhi isko aur bada banake desh ke har chote bade jagah pe leke jaenge.
Dr. Kanika Dewan, Director of Impact and Strategy, Shikhar Dhawan Foundation, quotes: “The Foundation works tirelessly to meet the basic needs of school supplies for underprivileged students, and I believe that such initiatives can really make a difference in people’s lives. Action speaks louder than words. We have the resources and the network, so helping children in need is our responsibility. We feel very committed to the cause and yes, change is here to stay – you don’t have to sustain it, it will stay. Soon we will be issuing invitations to take applications to bring in 11 NGOs to feed them; these NGOs which are spread all over India are working on a number of social causes. This enables us to work across India crossing regions and states to cover the breadth and depth of India. We want to be remembered for providing outstanding service to society.
The Shikhar Dhawan Foundation plans to adopt 11 NGOs soon and will open applications for registration through a designated process to be announced shortly. The Foundation works on campaigns to raise awareness and create impact on issues related to the provision of quality education, eradication of hunger, job creation, poverty, eradication of illiteracy and Other problems. Strategic measures will be adopted for the upliftment of communities and their well-being. The Shikhar Dhawan Foundation is established with the aim of bringing about change and helping to prevent social problems and is said to be devoted to the common good.