Children's Ashram Fund for Hope Project India

ED’s Report – January to August 2023

With the increasing demand for programmes and services from the community, The Hope Project has been engaged with the community to evolve consensus on the real and felt needlooking for solution or to address the relevant issues simultaneously. Also, we have enriched our programmes through promoting community participation, building capacity and raising awareness among the people in the project areas of Basti Hazrat Nizamuddin and resettlement communities in Trans- Yamuna.
The major highlights of the period under reference are:
1.Finance and Administration

  • All the compliances related to EPF, ESI, Income Tax strictly followed. No pending matter.
  • Meeting of the Trustees and Board of Directors held at Sawai Madhopur. All those present visited the site of Kids in Nature.
  • Annual Operational Plan and Budget for all the Units of Hope prepared and presented before the Trustees and Directors for perusal and approval.

2. Kids In Nature

Regarding the progress in construction, the following sections will be completed within a period of 2 months:

  • 20 huts for accommodation
  • Caretaker’s residence
  • Water tank
  • Bathrooms and toilets

Other progress made:

  • Approved electricity connection from State Government
  • Approach road

Pending Issues:

  • Part of boundary wall
  • Tree plantation & Landscape

3. Programmes related:

  • Republic Day was celebrated with great enthusiasm, Students participated in patriotic songs and skits.
  • Annual Exhibition was organised with great zeal after three-long years with the theme Global Warming.
  • Workshop on Adolescence Issues was organised by Modicare Foundation for the staff and students of Hope.
  • Out of 56 children enrolled in Creche, 16 were diagnosed with malnutrition of Grade I. Supplementary nutrition helped them to become normal. Mothers were also sensitized on related issues. Emphasis on vocabulary and concept building in the Creche.
  • Increasing enrollment in Pre-Primary. 59 children mainstreamed this year.
  • 74 students from Pre-Primary and 4 teachers and 2 Support Staff enjoyed picnic at Nandan Van Park.
  • Increasing enrollment led to add one more classroom for Nursery level. Currently the total enrollment in Pre-Primary is 130 children.
  • Increasing enrollment in HNFS.
  • Extra-curricular activities in education have been emphasized on. Origami workshops, adolescence workshop and life-skills workshops were conducted.
  • 17th June (Death Anniversary of Pir Vilayat Inayat Khan) has been declared and celebrated as Annual Day as a token of tribute to our founder. Extraordinary students and achievers were given prizes to motivate them.
  • Full time home science teacher has been appointed in Hope Non-Formal School.
  • Exchange programs resumed. 5 students of Delhi Public School, Mathura Road joined us in May and conducted sessions on waste management and use of computer.
  • Independence Day celebrated and various competitions were held on this occasion.


  • 9 vocational training centres in Nizamuddin and Trans-Yamuna areas. 199 beneficiaries are currently learning the skills in cutting and tailoring, beauty culture and zardozi.
  • Workshop on Adolescence Issues and Life Skills was organised by Modicare Foundation for vocational centres in Nizamuddin as well as Trans-Yamuna in the month of January.
  • A CPR session was held with the Youth Forum members volunteered by an American student volunteer named Adeeb.
  • A short-term course in Advanced Excel held. 45 trainees completed it successfully.
  • 4 of our beneficiaries visited German Embassy kitchen and gained exposure and experience of working with main chefs of the Embassy.
  • Summer Camp in June. Cooking classes, mehndi course, art & craft, music, storytelling sessions held.
  • Baking classes were held. The trainees showcased their skills at the time of exhibition.
  • 65 Self-Help Groups currently. Bank reconciliation done till March.
  • Besides Hope Non-Formal School children, 54 community youth are currently enrolled in the computer classes.
  • One of our computer trainees is currently working as a part of SHG.

Higher Education:

  • 3 students from Hope Non-Formal School are pursuing higher studies.2 of them appeared in CUET (Common University Entrance Test). One of them is pursuing LLB (Bachelor of Legislative Law). One girl has enrolled in Undergraduate course at IGNOU.
  • Willingness to get higher education has led to 6 of our Youth Forum members appear in CUET.
  • 8 students from Youth Forum in total have been enrolled in Undergraduate Courses of Delhi University/ IGNOU. Mahesh, Vivek and Danish have got admission in regular courses in Delhi University.
  • 3 Youth Forum Members (Anjum, Anas and Aman) are pursuing course of Digital Marketing.


  • 1 Health Mela was organised with participation of 190 beneficiaries.
  • The team of Faculty of Dentistry of Jamia Milia Islamia organized awareness programme against tobacco consumption.
  • Parivar Seva Sansthan collaborated with us to spread awareness of menstrual hygiene and reproductive health.


  • Annual Report 2021-22 published.
  • Newsletter for June-2023 completed.