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Dr. Shambhunath Singh Research Foundation is a secular, not for profit development organization, which was established by the group of development professionals receiving its inspiration from the renowned literary figure, culturist and social activist late Dr. Shambhunath Singh. The foundation of the organization was laid by the former Prime Minister of India Mr. Chandra Shekhar, on November 9, 1989, while formally registered under section 21 of the ‘Societies Registration Act’ on December 31st, 1991.
In these three decades long journey, SRF has led many interventions on the humanitarian issues, it has been, working towards ending hunger and malnutrition, ensuring healthy lives and promotes well-being, providing quality education, promoting gender equality, assisting in sustainable economic growth, reducing inequalities, establishing mechanisms to provide access to adequate, safe and affordable housing, promoting peaceful and inclusive societies for all and finally building effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels.
Over the time, the organization has collaborated with many national and international organizations to support Projects in Eastern Uttar Pradesh. Some of the Ministries and organizations include Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment-GoI, Ministry of Women and Child Development-GoI, Ministry of Labour-GoI, National Commission for Women, UNICEF, Plan India, Action Aid, Child Rights and You(CRY), Label Step-Max Haveller Foundation,Switzerland, PACT Inc. (USA), Jensaikyo Foundation, Japan, etc.
We believe in achievement of sustainable goals through promotion of collective efforts, hence we have constituted various groups and federations across Uttar-Pradesh. Some of the milestones includes:
- federation of women group which is known as “Savitriba Phule Swayam Siddha Samiti”, operational in Bhadohi
- groups of children known as “Bal Paharua” in urban and rural areas across the SRF’s operational area.
“Hum Bachche” a state level forum of children’s collective which provides representation of ground level issues raised by children themselves, all these efforts creates space for child autonomy.