TiF is committed to include and empower marginalized populations; helping them to find their inherent strengths and facilitating an enabling environment around them by educating them, skilling them and creating awareness about their rights and well being especially educational, economic, social and health-related schemes and services available for them.
What’s the ‘I’ in Tarraqi I Foundation?
‘Tarraqi’ means progress in Urdu, one of the youngest languages in the world that evolved as an amalgamation of three ancient and culturally rich languages – Arabic, Persian and Sanskrit.
The letter ‘I’ holds myriad interpretations. It could refer to self in self reliance and self development. ‘I’ could stand for Intelligence, Innovation, Inspiration. It could also imply Inclusion and Integration – Taraqqi ‘I’ Foundation includes and actively reaches out to marginalised groups irrespective of religion, region or caste. Hence, the core significance of I lies in ‘Insaaniyat’ (Humanity) which includes the universal values of Ikhlaas (sincerity), Ikraam (caring or being hospitable), Itedaal (Balance).
Together these core values form the bedrock of the multi-faceted efforts of Tarraqi ‘I’ Foundation.
TiF in partnership with Tech Mahindra Foundation, starts the Tarraqi SMART Centre in Daryaganj, Old Delhi with the aim of developing technical and professional skills amongst the underprivileged youth of the area and getting them employed in reputable companies.
With the ‘Joy of Learning’ project, TiF expands its work with the Government Schools starting a pilot with 10 government primary schools in Palwal district, Haryana, impacting 1000+ students of classes 3,4 & 5. In the same year, TiF also launches TARIF (Tonk Arts India Festival) to develop the traditional arts (calligraphy, floral art and Char bait) of Tonk, National exposure of the artists and craftsperson from Tonk and strengthen art based entrepreneurship especially among women of Tonk.
TiF introduces 360* School Assessment and Development, a high quality, experiential and cost effective programme for schools, and it's highly engaging and interactive Life Skills Training. Another specialist audio based programme to learn Communicative English called ‘Time for English’ is launched.
Tarraqi GAIN Centre - TiF’s initiative to bridge the access of sincere and hardworking students of economically and socially backward regions to specialist coaching facilities for IIT-JEE, NEET, IAS etc. - is launched in Tonk (Rajasthan) and Nuh (Haryana).
TiF commissioned by Centre for Civil Society, conducts a comprehensive research study and publishes a report titled “Minority Scholarship Schemes: Assessing Access and Mapping the Way Forward”.
Facilitators from TiF work with Action Aid & JBVSS to initiate the Tarraqi Project to develop community awareness and form women and youth groups. TiF experts also extend technical support to the Regional English Language Office (RELO), American Centre and MMEWS to conduct the English Teacher Training Workshops.