“We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give.” – Winston Churchill
In a world full of opportunities, hope and creativity, India seeks its rightful place as a society full of youth. Our ancient learnings coupled with technological advances and economic potential has put India on a path of high growth and even higher potential.
Such a high growth has also brought back a strong focus on the disparities that exist in its different walks of life. It has come to be known as a society with huge gaps in access to resources among its different sections of the society. These gaps get created very early in the lives of individuals, be it in education, health indicators, economic conditions or the general well-being. We cannot wish away these disparities by blindly accepting a notion of economic progress that automatically reduces such critical gaps. We, as a society need to come together and work towards bridging these gaps through a focussed approach and taking actions that deliver concrete and quantifiable outcomes.
LENS Foundation stands for Learning, Empowerment, Nutrition and Skill Development, just as it stands for a magnifier to see the most minute forms of gaps and biases of a society divided between haves and have-nots. We are a team of dedicated professionals, social activists, educationists, policy consultants, thinkers and concerned individuals who believe in utilising their experience and social capital to give back to the society. We have come together with the idea of taking specific and targeted actions to bridge critical gaps wherever feasible or just be facilitators where direct intervention is not an option and bring about an improvement in the lives of those in need of support.