We promote the holistic development of tribal and marginalised communities. We work across various development areas including health and nutrition, education, women empowerment, community development, environment, tribal art and culture and legal literacy. We also implement various programmes in collaboration with government departments and development organisations at taluk and district levels, including Sarva Sikshana Abhiyan (SSA), National Child Labour Project (NCLP) and Integrated Tribal Development Program (ITDP). For us, nurturing indigenous communities goes hand-in-hand with protecting the surrounding nature, by promoting sustainable farming and preserving the local biodiversity.
Vision : To enhance the quality of life of tribal community.
Mission : To ensure positive socio-economic, cultural and political empowerment among the indigenous community, while protecting the environment and nurturing its biodiversity.
Dry Ration Kits distribution with support of Deccan Herald and Prajavani relief Trust
Nisarga Foundation with the support of Deccan Herald and Prajavani relief Trust distributed dry ration kits at BR Katte Hadi, Annuru Hadi, Rajegowdana hundi Hadi and Chamenahalli Hadi. On this occasion Mr. Venkatesh, Assistant Director, Agriculture Dept, Mr. Nanjundaiah, Founder of Nisarga Foundation, Mr. Anand, Circle Inspector, Mr. KS Shivaram, State President, Backward communities awareness forum, Mr. Umesh Nooralakuppe, Mr . Nataraju, BKS, Mr. HS Swamy, President of Annuru Panchayat, Mr. Jayaraj, PDO, Mr. Kalaiah, Tribal leader and Nisarga Foundation staff members were present. Thank you Prajavani and Deccan Herald readers for your support.
Nisarga Foundation's 24th Anniversary celebration
Nisarga Foundation celebrated its 24th work anniversary on 07-07-2021 at the Nisarga Foundation office. Mr. Nanjundaiah was honored by Mr. Anand, Circle Inspector of H D Kote, Mr. Umesh, Jeevika Organisation, K P Nagaraj, and many other dignitaries of Nisarga Foundation.
Dry ration kits distribution with the support of Kluber Lubrication, Bangalore
Nisarga Foundation distributed 500 dry ration kits to indigenous families of 8 Hadi. This program was led by Mr. Nanjundaiah, Executive Director, Mr. Anand, Circle Inspector, H D Kote, Mr. Umesh Nooralakuppe, Jeevika Organisation, Mr. Nataraju, Leader of Budakattu Krushikara Sangha etc.
Dry ration kit distribution along with Mr. Anil Chikkamadu, MLA at Maranahadi
Nisarga foundation dry ration kits distribution in tribal Hadi, Mr. Anil Kumar, MLA of HD Kote was present at the moment and also joined his hands in distributing ration kits.
Dry ration kits distribution from Nisarga Foundation
Nisarga Foundation with the support of APPI, Bangalore distributed 1000 dry ration kits to indigenous people of 8 tribal hamlets from June 1st to 5th of 2021. The dry ration kit distribution program was inaugurated by Taluk Magistrate Mr. Naragunda, at GM Halli Hadi on 1st June 2021 with the able stewardship of Mr. Nanjundaiah, Director of Nisarga Foundation. Taluk Magistrate appreciated Nisarga Foundation for the support providing to Adivasi people during the corona pandemic 2nd wave crisis. Magistrate also appreciated the food system and health of the indigenous community. He proudly said that there are no reported COVID cases from tribal hamlets.
Legal training and Govt facilities training at Prabhanagara Hadi
Nisarga foundation conducted Govt facilities and legal training at Prabhanagara Hadi, on 26-03-2021. Mr. Ramaswamy, Asistant Director, Mr. Umesh, Jeevika Organization, Mr. Jayaraj, PDO, Mr. Mohan Raj, Secretary, and tribal leaders of Prabhanagara and B R Katte Hadi were present in the program.
Legal training and Govt facilities training at Kalabhavana
Nisarga foundation conducted Govt facilities and legal training at Kalabhavana, Majjanakuppe Hadi on 19-03-2021. Mr. Ramaswamy, Assistant Director, Social Welfare Dept, Mr. Santhosh Shinde, Officer, Social Welfare Dept, Mr. Umesh, Jeevika Organization, Mr. Manjunath, PDO, Mr. Shivaiah, Secretary and tribal leaders of Bheemanahalli, Majjanakuppe, Kunteri were present in the program.
As a part of Susthira Abhivruddi Yojane Nisarga team conducted Gramasabha at Heerehalli Hadi on 08-03-2021.
CHILD LINE volunteers awareness program
CHILDLINE team members conducted a volunteer awareness program for Chiguru School teachers.
Gramasabha at Kere Hadi
As a part of Adivasi Susthira Abhivruddhi Yojane Gramasabha was conducted on 19th Feb 2021.
Malada Hadi Grama Sabha
Nisarga Foundation as a part of Susthira Abhivruddhi yojane conducted Gramasabha at Malada Hadi on 12-02-2021.
Kunteri Grama Sabha at Kalabhavana
Nisarga Foundation as a part of Susthira Abhivruddhi yojane conducted Kunteri Grama Sabha at Kalabhavana
Grama Sabha at Majjanakuppe
Nisarga Foundation as a part of Susthira Abhivruddhi project conducted Grama Sabha at Majjanakupee Hadi.
Tab distribution to SSLC studying tribal children
Nisarga Foundation in association with Dhwani Foundation distributed 5 tabs for SSLC studying students for Balle, Bavali, Heerehalli and Annuru Chikkere Hadi students.
Forest Rights Act 2006 training
Adivasi Susthira Abhivruddi yojane Forest Rights Act-2006 training by, Mr. Roy David, Secretary CORD, Mr. Nataraj, Tribal leader to Nisarga Staff.
Adivasi Susthira Abhivruddi Yojane and Workshop on Forest Rights Act 2006
Adivasi Susthira Abhivruddi Yojane and workshop on Forest Rights Act was held at Nisarga Foundation on 12-01-2021. Mr. Nataraj, the Tribal leader, and Mr. Umesh, Resource person, Budakattu Krushikara Sanga leaders, Tribal leaders from 20 hamlets were present in the workshop. #indigenouspeople #sustainabledevelopment #Adivasi #workshop
Vitamin Angles Capsule distribution
Nisarga Foundation in association with Vitamin Angles and Taluk Health department oriented Asha workers on Deworming capsules, Vitamin A, and multivitamin capsules and distributed.
Pooja at Majjanakuppe
Inauguration of APPI project and Basaveshwara pooja was done at Majjanakuppe Hadi
New Year 2021 celebration at Nisarga
Nisarga Staff members and Executive Director Mr. Nanjunaiah celebrated the New year 2021 at Nisarga Foundation.
Public awareness program at Madapura
Nisarga Childline team members conducted a public awareness program at Madapura on 23-12-2020
Nisarga Hadi Makkala Chiguru Shale activities
As we have started Nisarga Hadi Makkala Chiguru Shale in 10 Hadi, day to day learning activities are conducted by our volunteers with the touch of fun games.
Youth awareness program
Nisarga foundation Childline-1098 subcenter conducted youth awareness at Naganahally village on 11-12-2020.
Childline public awareness program at Naganahally
Nisarga Childline team had conducted a public awareness session at Naganahally. Shop owners, public were given awareness on COVID-19, Child helpline 1098, child rights and child marriage.
Spirulina beneficiary weight checking
14th Batch spirulina Nutrition supplement program beneficiary weight was recorded in Prabhanagara Hadi on 9th Dec 2020.
Training to volunteers of Education program
In order to increase the learning capacity of tribal children, Nisarga Foundation has started a 'Nisarga Adivasi Chiguru Shale'. For this program volunteers were identified and trained by resource person Mr. Umesh on 09-12-2020 at the Nisarga campus.
Organisation Vision building training program
Nisarga Foundation had organized an Organisation vision building training program for the staff members on 25th & 26th Nov 2020 to improve their personal, professional, and family visions.
Inauguration of child friendly Grama Panchayath
As a part of Childline Se Dosti Week Nisarga Foundation Childline team had organized the inauguration of child-friendly Grama Panchayath at Hanchipura on 20-11-2020.
Childline Se Dosthi (CSD) inauguration programme
CHILDLINE-1098 Childline Se Dosthi (CSD) inauguration programme was held at Yellamma colony. Mysuru on 17th Nov 2020. DCPU and staff's, CWC chairperson and members, SJPU Inspector and staff, Local leaders Children's Public's and Nisarga childline staff participated in the program.
Poshan Abhiyan Program
Nisarga Foundation Sprilulina nutrition supplement project co-ordinator Mrs. Dilshad conducted the Poshan Abhiyan program an awareness program on the importance of nutrition food at Prabhanagara Hadi. Tribal pregnant women, lactating mothers benefited from this program.
Childline Awareness program at Prabhanagara Hadi
Nisarga Foundation Childline team members conducted an awareness sessions on COVID-19 and Childline-1098 at Prabhanagara Hadi.
Mahathma Gandhi Jayanthi celebration
Nisarga Foundation staff members celebrated Mahathma Gandhi Jayanthi and Lal Bahaddur Shashtri Jayanthi on 2nd October 2020.
Vidyagama training for Nisarga Volunteers
Nisarga Volunteer Teachers training was held on 29-09-2020 at Nisarga School. Nisarga selected 10 volunteers from 10 different Hadi to train them in Vidaygama Program in association with Education Dept, Karnataka Govt.
Taluk Administrator visit to Nisarga
Taluk Administrator Mr. Manjunath R, and BRC officer visited Nisarga to check the admission and school details.
Nutra Chikki with added Spirulina demo/training by CFTRI
Nisarga Foundation Director Mr. Nanjundaiah, Dr. Pais, Mrs. Dilshad, Mrs. Divya M R attended the training of preparing Nutra Chikki with added Spirulina at CFTRI on 23-09-2020.
Orientation on Forest Rights Act 2006
Nisarga Foundation staff had orientation on the Forest Rights Act 2006 from resource person Mr. Kshira Sagar and Mr. Somanna. It was a very insightful session. All the staff members benefited from this orientation program.
APPI Senior team members visit to Nisarga
Azim Premji Philanthropic Initiatives, Bangalore Senior team members visited Nisarga Foundation to understand about the Nisarga activities and interventions. Mr. Zulfiquar Haider, Chief of Strategy and planning team of APPI, Mrs. Hyma Vadlamani, Specialist in Land and Forest development cluster, Mrs. Surashree Shome, Senior Manager at APPI visited Nisarga Foundation had a meeting with Tribal leaders to understand about the Forest Rights Act 2006 implementation at H D Kote Taluk.
Block Education Officer (BEO) visit to NCLP School
Mr. Revanna, Block Education Officer (BEO), and Mrs. Pushpalatha, Child labor Inspector visited to Nisarga Foundation on 17-08-2020 to check the NCLP school activities.
74th Independence Day celebration
Nisarga Staff celebrated 74th Independence Day. During COVID-19 pandemic our staff is dedicated to working and decorated the India map with natural ingredients. We wish all the Nisarga Staff, beneficiaries, donors, and volunteers a happy and prosperous Independence Day.
Varamahalakshmi Festival celebration at Nisarga Foundation
Varamahalakshmi festival was celebrated at Nisarga Foundation by all the staff members. Nisarga wishes to all the staff members good health, wealth, and happiness.
Dry Ration kits distribution program inauguration by Taluk Magistrate Mr. Manjunath R
Nisarga Foundation distributed 400 dry ration kits in Prabhanagara Hadi, Basavarajanakatte Hadi, Majjanakuppe Hadi, Kunteri Hadi, Bheemanahalli Hadi, and Rajegowdanahundi Hadi. H D Kote Taluk magistrate Mr. Manjunath R inaugurated the program by distributing 10 dry ration kits. Revenue Inspector Mr. Mahesh, Village Accountant, and BKS leaders were present on this occasion.
Dry ration kit distribution at forest Hadi's
Nisarga Foundation distributed 600 dry ration kits in 10 tribal hamlets. Kerehadi, Seeguru Hadi, Magge Hadi, Marana Hadi, Dammanakatte Hadi, Hunasekuppe A Hadi, K Yedathore Hadi, Heerehalli Hadi, Sonalli Hadi, Bommalapura Hadi.
23rd work anniversary celebration
Nisarga celebrated 23rd work anniversary at the school campus with staff members and directors.
Distribution of dry ration kit
Nisarga Foundation with the Support of PROJECT VISION. GOOD QUEST FOUNDATION, BREADS, AIFO, ECHO, GRACE EDUCARE FOUNDATION, BKS distributed more than 600 dry ration kit, nutrition biscuits, children clothes for tribals in and around forest area of Nagarahole and Bandipur
APPI team visit to Nisarga
Azim Premji Philanthropic initiatives, Bangalore team members Ms. Asavari Raj Sharma, Adivasi theam leader, Mrs. Samita Vasudevan, Senior Manager visited Nisarga Foundation to understand about the organisation activities and interventions.
Ration Kit distribution with AIFO, Bangalore
AIFO, Bangalore team in association with Nisarga Foundation distributed ration kit and nutritious processed food for the indigenous people at Balle Hadi, Anemalada Hadi, Malada Hadi, Bavali Hadi. Dr. Jose Manikkathan, AIFO Director, Mr. Parashuram, Mr. Antony Sebastien, President of Karnataka Child Rights committee, R Chandrappa, Tribal Social Welfare officer, Mr. Nanjunadaiah, Director of NF were present during distribution.
Nisarga support for COVID-19 relief for tribals
Nisarga had supported 250 tribal families with ration kit and vegetables in 8 hadis. Mission Inde, France had supported for distributing ration kit for extremely poor families of these 8 Hadi.
Being part in Child Protection Committee
Our childline team member Mr. Gurudevaradhya being a part of the Children protection committee visited H D Kote residential school to assess the learning capacity of children on March 12th & 13th.
Nisarga Childine team with Sirsi Childline
Nisarga Childline team visited Sirsi SCOWES organization to learn about the interpersonal skills and sharing of the konwledge.
Meeting with Geleyara Gumpu
Mr. Nanjundaiah, Director of NF and Mr. M V Narasimha Rao, President of NF took part in ''Geleyara Gumpu" friends get together on 17th Feb 2020 to discuss malnutrition in children and fertile soil at Gandhi Bhavana, Bangalore.
Open House program at Gaddige
Nisarga Childline team conducted Open house program at K S Gaddige. Childline District co-ordinator Mr. Dhanraj was present during this program.
Karnataka CSR Summit
Mr. Nanjundaiah, Director of Nisarga Foundation attended Karantaka CSR Summit organized by Dhwani Foundation in association with Sattva consulting company. This program intended to introduce more than 50 CSR persons to NGO's across Karnataka. The keynote addressed by Mrs. Rohini Nilekani, renowned philanthropist.
Graduation of Niranthara Programme
Nisarga has completed the Niranthara program, (organization capacity building program) graduation with a 95% score, organized by Dhwani Foundation, Bangalore.
Director with Rohini Nilekani
Nisarga Director Mr. Nanjundaiah with Rohini Nilekani, Philanthropist, Social Activist in Karnataka CSR Event held at Bangalore International Center, organized by Dhwani Foundation, Bangalore.
Madras Christian College Students' study tour
Madras Christian College Social Work department students visited Nisarga Foundation as part of the Study Tour. Around 65-70 students visited Nisarga to know more about organisation operations and values. Mr. Nanjundaiah gave a detailed orientation to students and he was honored by Prof. Thendra, Prof. Mohan Raj, Dr. Sankaranarayanan of Madras Christian College.
Republic Day 2020 celebration
71st Republic Day was celebrated at Nisarga on 26th Jan 2020. Nisarga Director Mr. Nanjundaiah hoisted the flag along with staff members.
Karnataka Child Rights Commission visit
Nisarga Director Mr. Nanjundaiah participated in Taluk level meeting on Child rights cases investigation and progress of implementation. Director met Karnataka Child rights commission President Mr. Antony Sabestine during this time.
Childline Open House program at Beechanahalli PU College
Today Nisarga Childline team conducted Open House program at Beechanahalli PU College. Mr. Udaykumar, Block Health Education officer of H D Kote, Mr. Ramachandra Nayak, Beechanahalli PSI, Mr. Dhanaraj, Childline District Co-ordinator, Mr. Prabhu, H D Kote childline Co-ordinator and team, PU College Principal, staff and students were present during this occasion.
With former Chief Justice Venkatachalaiah
Nisarga Director Mr. Nanjundaiah met Former Chief Justice of India, Padmavibhushan M.N. Venkatachalaiah at Gramodaya Mission Workshop which was held at ISI, Bangalore on 9th Jan 2020.
New Year 2020 celebration at Nisarga
New year 2020 was celebrated at Nisarga with all staff members and NCLP school children. All the staff members shared their new year resolution of 2020. and importance of funding support for the organisation.
Christmas Celebration at Nisarga
Nisarga Staff members and NCLP School children celebrated Christmas at NCLP office. Director Mr. Nanjundaiah gave brief about the importance of Christmas celebration.
SDMC Committee meeting and Training
Nisarga Childline team members conducted training on Child rights and child marriage for SDMC committee members of Kothegala village, Hunsur Taluk.
Nisarga Board Meeting
Nisarga Q3 Board meeting was held on 21st December 2019 at Nisarga Office. Vice President Dr. Indira chaired the meeting. All the Board members and Advisory members were present during meeting.
Advisory members visit to Haadi
Nisarga Advisory members Mr. Nagarajan Srinivasan and Mr. Kishore Udiaver visited to Heerehalli haadi and Rajegowdanahundi Haadi on 7th Dec 2019 in order to know the life style of tribal people and to understand what they want to become after 20years. Future plans of of tribal people and what organisation can be done for them.
Childline Se Dosthi Week inauguration program
Childline Se Dosthi Week 2019 inauguration program was held at Maharani's PU College on 14th November 2019. Mysuru Civil Judge, DD, Labour Commissioner, CWC chair person and Mysore Childline team and all the students were participated in this program.
Children's day celebration at NCLP school
Children's day was celebrated at Nisarga Foundation NCLP school. Drawing competition, musical chair, sports activities were held during this occasion. Head Master Mr. Chikkathimmanaika spoke about the importance of Children's day. Director Mr. Nanjundaiah appreciated children's drawing and distributed prizes for children. NCLP School Teacher Ms. Anithakumar H R, Divya M R, Cook witnessed the program.
Discussion on Vitamin Angles Project
Discussion on Vitamin Angels was held at Nisarga Foundation.H D Kote Taluk Block Health Officer Mr. Udaya Kumar was present during this discussion and shared his view on immunization and current status. Dr. Gerry Pais, Senior Social worker, Mr. Nanjundaiah, Director, Mrs. Dilshad, Spirulina Project co-ordinator, Mrs. Divya M R, Operations Manager, Mrs. Marcelin R Fernandez were present during this session.
Karnataka State Commission for Protection of Child Rights committee members visit
Karnataka State Commission for Protection of Child Rights committee members Mr. Parashuram M L and Girish visited to Nisarga Foundation in order to verify NCLP School admissions and activities. They appreciated School environment, administration, health, and friendly staff.
Weight Checkup at Heerehalli Haadi
As a part of Spirulina project Batch 13 Dr. Gerry Pais, project coordinator Mrs. Dilshad was also present during weight check of 2nd month.
Press meet of Childline 1098 of Mysuru District
Press meet of Mysuru District childline 1098 was held on 12-11-2019. This press meet was organised to inform that Mysuru District Chidline center ODP, RLCP, Nisarga Foundation will be organising one week Child line se Dosthi wee, Where childline awareness program will be held across taluks starting from Nov 14th 2019.
Childline Awareness Program for Asha Workers
Today Nisarga Foundation childline team members conducted Awareness on Child rights and child adoption rules in association with District Childline center to Asha Workers of Hunsur Tal
Leader Mr. Nanjundaiah exposure visit to Aravind eye hospital, Madurai
Mr. Nanjundaiah, Director of Nisarga Foundation visited to Aravind Eye Hospital, Madurai on 8th and 9th November 2019. This visit had a great opportunity for the learning in key areas like, 1. Quality Service to paid and non- paid . 2.sustainability 3. Dedicated , sincere &Hard working of staff members 4. Punctuality in work. 5. Values, how to use community resources
Childline Open House program at Malara Colony
Nisarga Childline team members conducted Open House program at Malara Colony on 26th October 2019. Childline team members gave an awareness program on child marriage, Child trafficking and child rights
Workshop on Minimum wages
Tribal organisation Nisarga Foundation Director Mr. Nanjundaiah participated in workshop on Minimum wages at Jeevika office H D Kote. Hunsur Assistant Commissioner and H D Kote Thahshildar Mr. Manjunath R were also present.
Childline team community awareness programme at Hirehalli Haadi
Nisarga Childline team members conducted Community awareness programme at Heerehalli Haadi.
Nutrition food preparation and distribution to tribal children
As a part of spirulina nutrition supplement project Nisarga staff members prepared nutrition powder and distributed to Beneficiaries. Child weight also measured during distribution.
Program Management Training at Bangalore
Nisarga staff members attended Program Management training at CRI Brothers Institute, Bangalore. organised by Dhwani Foundation, Bangalore. Mr. Shivaguru delivered the program management training session.
Genpact MNC representative and Dhwani representatives visit to Nisarga
Genpact MNC representative Mr. Tharun and Dhwani representatives Mr. Koushik and Mr. Pradeep visited to Nisarga to assess Niranthara project impact on Nisarga and to discuss about Nisarga Foundation future plans.
International Tribal day
In an Account of 25th International Tribal day, Budakattu Krushikara Sanga H D Kote and Saragur Budakattu Krushikara Sanga had organized Workshop on Tribal Rights on 24th August 2019. on this occasion, Nisarga Foundation Director Mr. Nanjundaiah gave a talk on the Forest Rights Act 2006 for the gathering.
CDV Global Directors visit to Nisarga
CDV Global Directors Mr. Paul Burgess, Mr. Steve Cullis, Nepal Network Manager Mr. Janak Raj Hamel, India Network Manager Mrs. Parvathy visited to tribal organisation Nisarga Foundation on 05-08-2019. They also visited to Balle haadi, Heerehalli Haadi in order to understand the organisation activities with tribals.
Mothers’s Meet and Free Health Camp at Nisarga Foundation
Nisarga Foundation organized Mother’s meet and Free Health camp on 21st June 2019 at Nisarga Foundation office campus, H D Kote. The program was Chaired by the President of Nisarga Mrs. Devamma, Adivasi social activist and inaugurated by Dr. Gerry Pais, consultant, Senior social activist, Dr. Udaya Kumar, Block Health education officer, H D Kote, Mr. Nanjundaiah, Director of Nisarga Foundation. Prestigious NH hospitals, Mysuru had offered a free health camp with HR Amrutha M G, Dr. Gulzar, and staff nurse. More than 100 Adivasi people, mainly Pregnant women, lactating mothers, and children are benefited from this program. Breast cancer awareness program was also given on this occasion.
International Child Helpline day -2019
Nisarga Foundation in association with ODP and RLHP, Mysuru celebrated International Childhelp line Day at Nisarga Foundation Office. Tahsildar, BEO, CDPO, BKS President, Adivasi Leaders, Sathi Workers, Children's from different haadi, Mysuru ODP and RLHP staff members participated in the program
Meeting with Chief secretary
In an attempt to safeguard the interest of the Adivasi people of H D Kote region who have been deprived and again marginalized by the recent order of a supreme court to evict them from the forest, Our Director Mr. Nanjundaiah submitted a request letter to accept the rejected applications submitted by adivasis. Since the Adivasi people were given an opportunity to file applications to the concerned authority to protect their interest, many people had submitted applications. But most of the applications were rejected by the authority
M V Narasimha Rao
President of Nisarga Foundation. He is a scientist and having thirty-seven years of experience in Rural Development. He is a social activist and promoted Rural Women's Federation in Kolar Dist. He has received Rajyothsava Award in 2008. He promoted a network of NGO's in Kolar Dist namely Collective Action Network in 2012. Currently working as an adviser for Karnataka State NGO's Federation. He serving as Executive Director at GRAMA VIKAS.
Dr. Indira M
Vice President of Nisarga Foundation. Dr. M. Indira, Rt. Professor of Economics, University of Mysore carries with her more than 30 years of research and teaching experience. She was the former director of Center for Women’ Studies, University of Mysore. She was a visiting fellow at the International Institute of Social Studies at The Hague during 2014. She received Best Teacher in Economics Award from Stars of Industry Group (USA) and Dainik Bhaskar Group, India) in 2013. Professor Indira is actively engaged with the NGO sector in Karnataka. She has completed several projects and some of them are “Gainers and Losers in Transition: A study of coffee marketing” supported by UGC, “Compartmentalizes between GO and NGO interventions in the empowerment of Women: A comparative study of Karnataka and Madhya Pradesh” supported by ICSSR.
Mr. Nanjundaiah, Secretary of Nisarga Foundation, who has been entrusted with the responsibility of Director of the organization, is a dedicated person to the tribal issues. He has been working with the indigenous communities in the Taluk for the past 25 years. The involvement with the communities has, over a period of time, helped him attain immense knowledge about tribes and their culture. He has been part of several networks including that of tribal self-rule, like Adivasi Solidarity Council, Tribal Joint Action-Karnataka, FEVORD-K, INSAF and Confederation of NGOs of Rural India (CNRI).
Trustee of Nisarga Foundation. She belongs to Jenukuruba community and she served as President of Adivasi Women Association which covered 120 Hadis from 1984 to 2000 in H D Kote Taluk. During her service, she actively participated in the field of Adivasi Land Protest, salvation remission, forest rights, education, and women empowerment. She was recognized as Taluk, District, State, and National level Social Activist. She also served as Member of Taluk Panchayath in H D Kote from 2000 to 2005. She received the prestigious Swami Vivekananda Seva Award in 2006.
Baburaj P P
Trustee of Nisarga Foundation. He is an advocate since 2001. He was a member of Magistrate of Juvenile Justice Board, Mysuru between 2010-2014 and also a honorary member of District Child Welfare committee, Mysuru (2007-2010). State Coordinator, Citizen's Global Platform Karnataka unit (2013), Deputy Director- SCR, Bhoruka Power Corporation Ltd, Bangalore (2012).
Kishore has worked in Securities dealing, fund management, client and wealth management, and connected legal and compliance issues for 40 years. Currently working as a Consultant with IIFL Wealth Management Ltd, Bangalore.
Nagarajan Srinivasan is a proven business executive with over 25 years of experience in the Information Technology and Education industry. He spent most of his formative years in the corporate world in the IT industry. Associate Vice President and Head of Infosys Mysore Development Centre from 2009-2014.Chairman of Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), Mysore Zone during 2013–2014. He is currently advising and mentoring start-ups and is also an Angel Investor in a few.
Mr. Prabhu, Program Co-ordinator
Prabhu N is a Project co-ordinator at Nisarga Foundation, H D Kote. He completed his Diploma in Computer Science at Mysuru. He has a good experience in accountancy and administration. He have been working with Nisarga Foundation since 10 years. He is a child rights specialist at Nisarga Foundation. He currently resides H D Kote and passionately motivates the people and give awareness about child-related issues.
Her journey started from 1997 with NF. Joined as Pre-primary center teacher, she gained experience, learnt about tribal's lifestyle, culture & present situation. Beginning of course it was very difficult & challenging to communicate with the tribal people, barrier in tribal's language, risk of attack of animals in the forest no proper transport facilities, as a women taking care of herself seriously it was risky challenges. Later given training awareness through organization for the community people, now they know their rights, livelihood, earnings, women participation, especially tribal's involved in agriculture- crop, yield around 100 tunes.
Divya M. R., Program Co-ordinator & Operations Manager
Divya M R is operational Manager at Nisarga Foundation, H D Kote. She received her B.E. in Computer Science and M. Tech in Networking and Internet Engineering from SJCE, Mysuru. She worked as Software Engineer with Intel India, Bangalore for 3 years. Later she moved to Mysuru and started teaching profession with Kautilya Vidayalaya Mysuru. She also have 1 year of administration experience in BGS institution Mysuru. She is a technical person in Nisarga. She currently resides in Mysuru and she can be reachable at email@example.com
Childline 1098 Team member working with Nisarga for 10 years. He is specialized in Child Marriage Prevention/Acts.
Childline 1098 team member. working for 10 years with Nisarga. He is an expert in handling Child Labour cases, POCSO Act, Child Rights etc.
Marcelin R Fernandez
Childline 1098 team member. Working with Nisarga for two years. She is good at Child Adoption rules and regulations.
Childline 1098 team member working with Nisarga since 3 months
Shruthi is an energetic teacher at the National Child labor rehabilitation School.
Kumari is an aspiring tribal volunteer working in Adivasi Susthira Abhivruddhi Yojane as a volunteer of 5 tribal hamlets. She has completed her Graduation in Arts and very enthusiastic to work on tribal development activities.
Mahadeva is well experience tribal staff working for Adivasi Susthira Abhivruddhi Yojana. He has a good rapport with tribal communities, Govt departments
PROGRAMS 1 - CHILD LINE 1098
In 1996, CHILDLINE India Foundation (CIF) launched CHILDLINE, the country's first toll-free tele-helpline for street children in distress. As of March 2015, a total of 36 Million calls since inception have been serviced by CHILDLINE service and operates in 473cities/districts in 35 States/UTs through its network of over 887 partner organizations across India.
CHILDLINE stands for a friendly 'didi' or a sympathetic 'bhaiya' who is always there for vulnerable children 24 hours of the day, 365 days of the year.
Our Vision is, A child - friendly nation that guarantees the rights and protection of all children.
Our Childline project sub center has been implemented in the HD Kote taluk over the past 9 years. Recently, we started two units in Hunsuru and Piriyapattana.
The CHILDLINE awareness and brand strategy is uniform and solidly built on principles of social marketing. It reaches out to children, the Allied Systems, the corporate sector, concerned individuals and thereby the community at large. The aim of creating awareness about CHILDLINE is to ensure CHILDLINE 1098 is the service across the country associated with quality services for child protection.
Awareness and education is given on various subject like child rights, child labor, child abuse, school dropouts, child marriages, POCSO Act 2012 and Childline 1098.
The major issues found in the program were 1) Malnutrition, 2) School dropout children, 3) Child labor and 4) Child/Early marriage.
PROGRAM 2 - NATIONAL CHILD LABOUR PROJECT (NCLP)
According to the Government Legislation:
PROGRAM 3 - HEALTH AND NUTRITION
Today, every second tribal child is chronically undernourished. The loss of land and livelihood is a major cause of undernourishment. Financial and social insecurity aggravates the problem of premature marriages and early pregnancy. For centuries forest nourished them. In the last 40 years, they lost their forest, their habitat, livelihood, and social identity.
Silent Scream: Nutrition crisis among tribal women and children
H D Kote is one of the backward Taluks of Karnataka and is an abode of Tribal communities in good concentration. Tribal communities such as Jenukuruba, Soliga, yerava, bettakuruba, and Paniyara year were most affected by the displacement. This wrongful displacement of communities, uprooting of ancient and traditional livelihoods and mostly the snatching away of any authority on their own lives and they have been left behind in the dust of the storm.
Especially Jenukurubas lost their habitat and were evicted from the forest, their food availability became scarce. Malnutrition was high, among the women and children. The nutrition status of Tribal children is much lower since they are displaced from the forest areas for the construction of 3 dams and 2 National parks in this region. It has been found that natural forest resources play a significant role in determining the nutritional status of tribal children.
They are being pushed to migrate into newer environments where they aren’t able to cope up with new livelihoods. The tribal
communities’ vulnerability to food insecurity is
further aggravated since they are denied
access to Forest resources.
PROGRAM 4 - SPIRULINA NUTRITION SUPPLEMENT
Nisarga foundation with its inception wanted to eradicate this silent scream of malnutrition among the indigenous people. Nisarga started creating awareness about nutrition and how to prepare nutritious food out of the ingredients available for these tribal people on their own. Nisarga is also providing SPIRULINA nutrition-supplement to pregnant women, lactating mothers, and children below 5 years.
This project covers 50 beneficiaries per one batch, on the basis of physical and mental health of the children; their weight is taken, their alertness, activeness is assessed, mothers feedback is taken. Pregnant women, breastfeeding mothers, and children below the age of 5 are part of this SPIRULINA nutrition supplement project. The results were spectacular in terms of improvement of physical health and weight increase in children.
PROGRAM-5 ADIVASI SUSTHIRA ABHIVRUDDHI YOJANA
Adivasi Susthira Abhivruddhi Yojana
Adivasi Susthira Abhivruddi Yojana is a right-based, community-based project with a duration of 3 years funded by Azim Premji Philanthropic initiatives, Bangalore. The main aim of the project is to achieve 100% implementation of the Forest Rights Act-2006, (individual and community rights) in 20 Hadis and make tribal people sustainable with natural resources. To enable the tribals to understand the rights which are made for them for the sustainable development of Adivasi people by using forest products.<o:p></o:p>
Objectives of the Project:
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Volunteers & Hadi list:<o:p></o:p>
Kerehadi, Malada Hadi, Hirehalli Hadi, Hunasekuppe A Hadi, Dammanakatte Hadi<o:p></o:p>
Mrs. Marcelin R Fernandez<o:p></o:p>
Majjanakuppe Hadi, Kunteri Hadi, Bheemahanahalli Hadi, Prabhanagara Hadi, Annuru Chikkere Hadi<o:p></o:p>
Ms. Kumari C<o:p></o:p>
G M Halli Hadi, Bommalapura Hadi, Metikuppe Hadi, Basavarajanakatte Hadi, Sonalli Hadi<o:p></o:p>
Balle Hadi, Goluru Hadi, Anemala Hadi, Manimoole Hadi, Bavali Hadi<o:p></o:p>
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