Rai Foundation

About Rai Foundation

Rai Foundation is a philanthropic trust, addressing various socio-cultural concerns of India and its people. It aspires to create a milieu fit to live with dignity.

Rai Foundation is an innovative center of higher education in India and a key player in shaping the education ecosystem in the country. We are committed to affirmative action for equity and inclusiveness for all sections of society, especially for women from less privileged backgrounds. Our vision is to provide access to quality education to girls and youth worldwide at the "bottom of the pyramid." While much has been done for those with proven merit and means, little is done worldwide for the unfortunate that were denied access to good quality school education and thus denied entry into a good university for lack of merit. Many of these children, if given equal opportunity would have excelled.

Rai Foundation addresses the needs and aspirations of this segment of society which actually forms the majority of the young, in not just India but in most parts of the developing world. Rai Foundation, with its 5 partner universities in India, actively reaches out to such Underprivileged Girls, globally.

The Rai Foundation-DreamZ Scholarship offers totally free higher education at bachelors and masters level, through its five universities, to over 2000 Underprivileged Girls annually from disadvantaged socio-economic backgrounds from India and 22 countries in Asia, Africa and South America. This diversity creates a truly diverse and culturally sensible educational environment. We also offer a flexible methodology of education in order to empower their diverse talents. Our mission is to provide practical, skill-based & job-oriented education, with a focus on Life Skills-the skills to constantly learn from life and adapt to change.

Rai Foundation supports innovation in education to develop thinking prowess in students at all levels. With this vision, it works with renowned universities worldwide to usher in innovation in Indian higher education and make it accessible to one and all. Through "Discover India" program, Rai Foundation encourages students from Ivy-league Universities like Yale, Princeton, Harvard, Stanford as well as MIT to visit India and experience and learn from its rich diversity. It bears the entire cost of stay, food and local travel expenses of these foreign students visiting India.

Rai Foundation engages with multiple creative platforms to advance the cause of the disadvantaged, as only a holistic and multi-dimensional approach can resolve the many challenges they face at every step. For instance, it has active linkages with industry chambers, like ASSOCHAM, to advocate Corporate Social Responsibility in the field of education. ASSOCHAM Ladies League helps in placing girl-students in top companies and corporates. When employed and earning, these girls have been found to have a major impact on the way our society thinks about their women apart from helping their siblings in pursuing education, thus perpetuating a positive cycle of change.

Apart from education, Rai Foundation works towards creating a regenerated society that fights for its causes and understands its roots by way of cultivating an informed and updated milieu that is able to think, act, and feel responsibly. The summation is that Rai Foundation is committed to the cause of evolving minds and sensitizing hearts to achieve the goals of:


Educating
Focus Areas
Industry aligned education
Professional edge
Finesse of 'Employability'
Empathy for societal causes and concerns

Enriching
Focus Areas
Equity and inclusiveness for all sections of society, especially for women from less privileged backgrounds Access to quality education to girls and youth worldwide

Empowering
Focus Areas
Protection of women's and children's rights Free health check up and blood donation camps across India Tie ups with various hospitals to make available medical facilities at highly subsidized rates

Enlightening
Focus Areas
Preservation of heritage of India To shape policy issues in the public domain through responsible policy analysis To set up vision and agenda in all walks of life for the next 50 years Reformation in youth related issues Analysis and discussions about various industry and life related issues



 
Vision

Rai Foundation induces catalysts of change in public domain by engaging with various social and educational initiatives for social uplift. It aims to open the doors to India's future as a developed nation by using the keys of Educating, Enriching, Empowering, and Enlightening.


Objectives

  • To provide equal opportunities for education to all, and ensuring students' willingness to learn and achieve is given priority over their (in) capacity to pay and prior academic record.
  • To work towards creating a regenerated society that fights for its causes and understands its roots.
  • To provide skill based and job oriented education to the youth.
  • To focus on equity and access to all those wanting a better life.
  • To take up issues of training and upliftment in areas of women empowerment and mainstreaming.
  • To focus on key burning issues that affect public life and interest including advocacy.
  • To cultivate an informed and updated milieu that is able to think, act, and feel responsibly by disseminating information through various media to reach out to a larger audience.
  • To facilitate availability of medical facilities by providing financial and infrastructural support to those who lack resources.
  • To involve opinion leaders from all walks of life to build pubic opinion for reforms in education.
  • To focus on the enrichment and upliftment of the tribal communities across India.
  • Inclusion of disadvantaged minorities into the mainstream of India’s economic, social, and political processes.
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