।। लोकाः समस्ताः सुखिनो भवन्तु ।।
Our Mission is to:
Serve the Needy, Identify the root causes of their sufferings,
and Endeavour to lead them towards self-sufficiency.
In India about 10 crore live in slums. Most of them are economic migrants from deprived rural areas in search of a better livelihood. In Ahmedabad, the third largest city in Western India’s Gujarat state, out of total population of 18 lakh, around 3.6 lakh live in 336 slum pockets.
Most people in these areas are deprived of an affordable quality education and basic healthcare due to various economic and social reasons. Panchshil Foundation Trust helps such needy people in Ahmedabad by providing them quality primary education and access to basic healthcare against a token payment.
Many NGOs in India are doing wonderful work to reduce suffering of the needy population. We believe that long term solution to these sufferings lie in addressing to their root causes rather than attending to the symptoms. It is imperative to take up the task of improving existing system that has led to this situation.
Panchshil Foundation focuses on two principle goals:
- To provide an educational support to the elementary school going children of slums in Ahmedabad.
- To provide affordable quality health care to the slum population in Ahmedabad.
After multiple meetings with various slum communities, we selected Juna Vadaj in Ahmedabad. The community is co-operative and there is a dire need of primary health and education in the area. There was no qualified doctor in this slum. Also the nearby municipality school has one hall for the students of 1 to 7 grades. The work by Panchshil Foundation Trust was initiated on Oct 6, 2013.
Founder : Mr. Jitendra P. Shah
- Shri Meenakshi Patel, Mayor, Ahmedabad.
- Shri Mayur Dave President BJP.
- Shri Rakeshbhai Shah Corporator, Usmanpura.