Welcome to The Kutumb Foundation’s website! We are a volunteer driven, not-for-profit, non-governmental enterprise working for the empowerment of disadvantaged young people in Khan Market, Nizamuddin Sunder Nursery Basti and Savda-Ghevra J.J. Resettlement Colony (on the Northwest Delhi border, 7 km. from Mundka). Our primary work is related to the education of youth in a non-formal, imaginative and fun manner. We provide a platform for empowerment, personal expression and dialogue through creative means as diverse as football, theatre, dance and art as well as a safe space. We use peer-to-peer learning and empower members to take control of their own lives!
Our story begins in 2002 when we began by using non-formal education methods with young people from the Khan Market Labour Camp. At that time we met in a park (now a parking lot). We began with the Goal of Life Football Tournament, a creative theatre festival, Hilley-ley, and an alternate education programme, Indradhanush. Since then, we have firmly rooted ourselves in the community and are branching out, while remaining the same fun organisation with a family atmosphere!
We have faced numerous challenges over the years, but have not been deterred. In 2009, the Khan Market Labour Camp was demolished due in part to the upcoming 2010 Commonwealth Games. The residents of the Camp were relocated to Savda-Ghevra J.J. Resettlement Colony. In 2011, due to requests by our participants, we were able to find a field office in Ghevra. We now run a computer and resource centre there, in partnership with the Habitat Learning Centre. Our Goal of Life programme has also expanded from an annual football tournament to twice weekly football cum life skills sessions in three locations. Indradhanush, our alternate education programme, is now 10 years old in Khan Market. In addition, we hold workshops on gender and pluralism as well as creative workshops. We also continue to hold our annual theatre event, Hilley-ley, featuring plays directed by our own young people.
Please take this opportunity to explore our website, and see if you’d like to volunteer with, or donate to, our organisation.