National Development Foundation (NDF) is an independent organization working with communities in need in Jammu & Kashmir, India. NDF works to improve the lives of children, youth and women through realization of their rights. NDF has ten working divisions which are also the main focus areas of its intervention.
These includes :
(1) Child protection division,
(2) Development Division,
(3) Disaster Risk Reduction and Emergency Response Division,
(4) Education Division,
(5) Environment Conservation Division,
(6) Health Division,
(7) Water Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) Division,
(8) Research and Evaluation Division,
(9) Women Empowerment & Skill Development Division and
(10) Youth Empowerment & Skill Development Division.
National Development Foundation J&K Jammu, formerly known as Modern Cultural Club (MCC), was setup on 7th September 1992 at Rajouri in the Indian state of Jammu & Kashmir (J&K).
NDF explores opportunities to create developmental and conservation models through its programmes. With active participation of Government and communities, we implement projects as demonstration models. Post its successful implementation and desired outcomes, we advocate for its replication and scale up by the government service providers. We work to improve systems, supplement existing schemes and link marginalized communities to such schemes.
National Development Foundation (NDF) believes that community involvement can transform the dynamics of any civil society intervention. The involvement of community members ensures that programmes respond directly to their priorities. Through our engagement with communities, we ensure increased capacity and skills of local community members, greater engagement, increased information sharing, and better programme outcomes for both the organization and the beneficiaries.
Working with Partners:
NDF has signed Memorandum of Understanding MoU’s with District Magistrates (DMs) of the districts it works in to give impetus to the work.. NDF has won best NGO State award by NYKS Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, Govt. of India in the year 1996-97. Many state and district level awards and appreciations from Govt. are received from time to time.
Partners/ donors of NDF include various Departments and Ministries of Govt. of India, J&K Govt., UNICEF, Save the Children, European Commission, European Union, Charities Aids Foundation, Coco Cola etc etc.
To create an environment where every individual exercises her/ his rights with dignity and lives in harmony with nature.
To contribute towards empowering communities particularly children, youth and women for realization of their rights, creating opportunities for their development and conservation of natural resources.
We work efficiently with optimum utilization of resources and are accountable to communities, partners and donors. We set highest standards of personal commitment towards our work.
We set high goals, work proactively to achieve them and are committed to improve the quality of work we perform.
We are open to new ideas which can bring sustainable changes in the lives of the communities we work for particularly children, youth and women. We learn from the past and improve/ organize for the future.
NDF is a registered society under J&K Societies Registration Act and Foreign Contribution Regulation Act 1976 (now FCRA 2010.) NDF is also registered under Section 12A of Income Tax and all donations to NDF are exempted under Section 80-G of Income Tax Act, 1961.