About Giving for Humanity

Giving for Humanity is a global non profit organization registered in Ghazipur, Uttar Pradesh, and invested in creating opportunities for maximum community impact using optimum resources available. Giving for Humanity started as a locally managed organization by the name Giving for Humanity for the upkeep of the rights of the marginalised communities in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh.

For many years, Giving for Humanity worked for the development and security of marginalized communities, to ensure that they are treated as equals in all walks of life and safe from exploitation. This was done by launching community based organizations that then subsequently worked towards the achievement of the organization’s goals and objectives. As Giving for Humanity grew, we started expanding our social activities to other states and communities and today, we aim at global collaborative opportunities for bringing positive changes to underprivileged communities around the world.

The organization is equipped with all modern amenities and infrastructure that is required to achieve its goals and objectives for global impact.

Giving for Humanity - The Vision and Mission

Giving for Humanity is a voluntary organization from Eastern Uttar Pradesh working at the grassroots levels towards bringing catalysing change in marginalised communities through the upliftment of communities and entrepreneurial opportunities. The aim of Giving for Humanity is to ensure equal rights for all with equal opportunities to grow financially, emotionally and intellectually.

  • Vision

    To establish an autonomous self-reliant, healthy society where sustainable communities can experience equal rights, exploitation-free living

  • Mission

    To develop a potent network of common goal oriented individuals, non-profit organizations and companies that come together physically or virtually to form Community Based Organizations (CBOs) through a process of participation and work towards the fulfilment of Giving for Humanity’s Vision.

Goals, Objectives, Methodology

  • Goals

    • Equal rights for all
    • Basic needs for all
    • Empower not help
    • Dignity not charity
  • Objectives

    • Address the most immediate concerns across the world and work on providing relief, support and aid to affected communities
    • Collaborate with as many non profit organizations as we can so that we can multiply and extrapolate our reach and impact

Methodology (We follow the process of :)

See

The world is a happy place for some and an unhappy place for many. As blessed beings, we must learn to recognize the less fortunate and be ready to help them. Our process of “See” involves developing awareness about tragic and unfortunate happenings across the world, be it the Australian wildfires, or the Corona Virus outbreak. We see where help is required and we offer our bit.

Understand

Local tragedies require one to have sensibilities as per local sentiments. Many a time, the best of intentions get misunderstood. So we strive to identify and understand calamities according to where they have hit human existence the most, so that we can provide the best aid we can.

Empathise

Aid carelessly given involves a figment of ego, which puts the beneficiary in an unfortunately embarrassing position. Giving for Humanity aims at giving with dignity. We wish to uplift others because we believe everyone has a right to live with dignity.

Offer Support

We take the assistance of local non profit bodies, volunteers, donations and students to increase our reach and impact.

Empower

We use various channels to not only provide aid but also educate and empower the beneficiaries so that they can sustain themselves for a longer period of time. For example, where applicable, we prefer providing job aid instead of meals so that communities become self sufficient and are able to provide for themselves without depending on us or on aid for basic necessities. We also believe in empowering communities through psychological counseling, workshops, training and education.

Sustain

Wherever possible, we prefer an environment friendly approach in order to promote self sustenance and regrowth.

Focus Areas as a Change Catalyst

  • Disaster Relief

  • Healthcare

  • Education

  • Livelihood

  • Women Empowerment

  • Environment Preservation

Governing Philosophy

Giving for Humanity was formed as a solution to the Dark Triad of Class, Caste and Power which offered a daunting challenge to individuals and organizations working towards the upliftment of the society. This Dark Triad had the tendency to percolate within all layers of the society and yet be invisible to the normal eye, working its chilling effects on the society by spreading inequality, causing discrimination and exploitation of the underprivileged and the marginalised. From the philosophy of equality to all, Giving for Humanity has today risen as an organization that wishes to provide health and basic needs to a majority of the suffering population through its global network of volunteers, non profit organizations and corporates.

Governance Model

Giving for Humanity follows a highly structured approach towards achieving its goals and objectives. Using the following working modalities, Team Giving for Humanity inches forward, touching lives forever.

  • Participatory approach:

    We believe in leading without a title. We encourage volunteers to offer their time, effort and financial aid to help us achieve our objectives.

  • Appropriate training:

    We use education and training to empower each volunteer and participant to work from the space of compassion, sharing and caring. Through consistent information sharing, we ensure everyone is educated, enlightened and empowered to perform to the best of their capability.

  • Capacity building:

    We are constantly invested in our organization’s ability to fulfill its mission by identifying different areas of improving and enhancing our capacity and capability for sustaining ourselves in the long run.

  • Leadership development:

    We believe everyone can be a leader and can lead within their communities with considerable results. So we bring leadership development activities within our daily chores. We also ensure that leadership skills are built in those we are helping, for example, the affected communities, so that they can make leaders out of everyone by being an example themselves.

    • Giving for Humanity’s Bal Sansad leadership program has impacted 320 children
  • Gender specific Initiatives:

    We are particularly specific about focusing on women’s issues and ensuring women participation in self-building community activities, promoting gender sensitivity and spreading awareness about women’s health and hygiene

    • 1350 girls are enrolled in IMPACT-Giving for Humanity girls education centers
    • 101 Community Based Organizations (CBO’s) with more than 2000 members are raising voices against discrimination, women violence, dignity, education, property rights and other women and child rights issues.
    • We have established 1950 women under widow pension schemes for availing its benefits
    • Traditional home birth nurse training has been offered to 84 women
  • Sustainable efforts:

    Through capacity building and long term planning, we strive to make sustainable efforts towards making the highest amount of impact with the best possible available resources.

  • Collaboration and Support:

    Through strategic linkages with government, government organizations and other social cause institutions, we strive to build a self-reliant network of volunteer organizations that can support us to reach our goals as quickly as possible.

  • Policy advocacy:

    Through large scale governmental policy advocacy, we champion the cause of the marginalised communities and help bring changes to the grassroot levels with a top down approach.

Giving for Humanity - The Rich Legacy

Giving for Humanity was born out of the tears of the marginalised community in the year 1985 after Mr Kapil Dev Kesari, Secretary of Giving for Humanity since 1987, completed his study of the Marginalised Community Movement in Nagpur, India, under the guidance of the PIDT Sansthan, New Delhi. Giving for Humanity worked from all angles towards the betterment of the lower caste individuals suffering in all walks of life and has played many roles during this period of struggle.

  • Giving for Humanity established two model primary schools for the girls of the scheduled caste community
  • An average 446 children per year are beneficiaries of a formal education system
  • We have established education support centers for educating the children of manual scavengers, and 112+ children are enrolled in different schools.
  • 550 members of Mahila Manch and Abhibawak Sangh are active in advocacy with Government Schools.
  • 150 SMCs trained by Giving for Humanity are raising the quality of education in their schools.
  • 60 children of the Sweeper community in India have been successfully linked with pre-matric scholarship schemes.
  • MNREGA (Mahatma Gandhi Employment Guarantee Act 2005) union members have directly facilitated 3750 Job cards
  • We have helped link 275 youths to Government Technical Institutes for skill development trainings.
  • Giving for Humanity offered comprehensive health facilities to 1563 patients through Purvanchal Health Center, facilitated 1730 check ups and was able to provide timely ambulance services to 115 patients.
  • Health safety kits are regularly distributed to the Sweeper community in India
  • Advocacy for making 315 health smart cards through different programs
  • We are currently working with the World Bank Project Neer Nirmal Pariyojana, under which 16 Panchayats have been covered for proper water supply and sanitation.
  • Giving for Humanity opened Purvanchal Dalit Bank to facilitate income generation activities for Dalit communities
  • Giving for Humanity formed Community Based Organizations (CBOs) namely Dalit Maha Sabha, Dalit Mahila Manch, Garima Manch etc.
  • Published Quarterly Bulletins namely PRAHAR and LALSA, to spread awareness about atrocities, exploitation and oppression of lower caste communities.
  • Publication of Booklet- “Vimukti”and “Jati pasha hi gulami hai”
  • Video making on discrimination in education and personal manual scavenging.
  • Training on Self governance has been given to over 465 members across 90 villages and 35 Urban wards in India
  • 45 centers are running in 45 villages in Barachawar, Bhawarkol, Kasimabad and Mohammadabad Block of Ghazipur District.
  • Giving for Humanity identified 265 manual scavengers in Mohammadabad Tehsil and rehabilitated 25 into alternative livelihood.
  • 10 Bhim Sala have been established for manual scavengers community children in Mohammadabad block of Ghazipur district.

Mr Kapil Dev Kesari has worked with 10+ major NGOs in Bangladesh, was a research fellow of Uttar Pradesh Energy and Rural Women as part of the National Research Project of International Labour Organization, and has participated in various world conferences and social forums across Brazil, South Africa, India and China.