It is the ambition of the PoojaKajal Foundation to provide safety and opportunities for underprivileged children in Dehradun, India. The foundation is in the Netherlands and collaborates with the Rural Development Institute (RDI) of the Himalayan Institute Hospital Trust (HIHT). We are aware of the cultural realities in India and prepared to learn from experience, after listening to and documenting the wants of the children. We work in close collaboration with our local supporters: in mutual respect, trust and accountability. We communicate openly, honestly and in a clear and transparent way, foremost to ensure the children of the PoojaKajal Foundation are able to create their own opportunities in life.

Take a look into our projects

Flying Birds

Pooja Kajal Day Care Center: "Flying Birds", HIHT campus, Dehradun. In Dehradun (Uttarakhand, India) labourers are doing the ongoing construction on the compound of the Himalayan Institute Hospital Trust (HIHT). These labourers and their children (on average 80) are mostly migrants from other …

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Children with a Disability

The Pooja Kajal Foundation started with the Children with a Disability Project in the village of Bongla, Uttarakhand. These challenges stretch from living circumstances to school education. The needs and overall well-being of children with a disability is as important as children without a …

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The Bella Tailoring Project

The Bella Tailoring Project is formally installed at the Skill Center on the RDI compound, near the Flying Birds school. Our gratitude and appreciation goes out to Isabelle Hamminga for sponsoring 2019 en 2020! Two moms and 5 young ladies ages 18-20 will be sharing their knowledge and skills, will …

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Community Cleaning Project

We started The Pooja Kajal Community Cleaning Project! In our basti, community. We are on structural weekly bases cleaning it up! Iron wastebins will be strategically placed on the road. The community will take ownership in this with the help and guidance of us! Its overdue but we need to …

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Computer Training Classes

It’s been some time coming but here we are! Flying Birds taking digital flight with the donated laptops from Basic computer learningprogram, language learning, health education, interactivelearning using multi-media support and capacity building of teachers.

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What we have accomplished so far (2017-2019)

  • The children are fed and educated six times per week.
  • Providing clothes, shoes and schooluniform.
  • Schoolgardening is in progress.
  • The children are invited to events on the campus.
  • The playground of the “Flying Birds” Day Care Centre is constructed after completing the building. The maintenance of the building and surrounding area is supported by the RDI on a continuous base.
  • Teachers are recruited by the RDI and the Pooja Kajal Foundation to invest in guiding and educating the children. The employment of the teachers is supported by the Pooja Kajal Foundation.
  • Health Camps are organised on a monthly base and water supply is rehabilitated on the ground of the Day Care Centre, by the RDI.
  • Educational and recreational material has been supplied by the Pooja Kajal Foundation as well as a blackboard.
  • Sanitary (3 toilets).
  • Maintaining the infrastructure.
  • Setting up small scale projects for community members.

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