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Hanns Seidel Foundation India

Hanns Seidel Foundation India
F - 158 Malcha Marg, 1st. Floor
Chanakyapuri | New Delhi 110021
Tel.: 0091 11-41680400/01/02
Fax: 0091 11-41680405
E-Mail: delhi@hss.de

Shree Shakti Consciousness Foundation

Civic Education programme

Shree Shakti Consciousness Foundation (SHAKTI) was founded in June 2005 and is working in JJ Clusters (slums) of the National Capital Region with an aim to strengthen professional, civic and social skills of the people in order to facilitate them an independent, self determined life. Moreover, the aim of Shakti is also to improve the quality of work of the Indian NGO sector through the certification of NGOs.

The two main objectives of SHAKTI, as mentioned above, are supporting the weaker sections of society through civic education and strengthening of the NGO sector (capacity building).

The former is achieved through various programmes by improving specific skills. The main focus is on Civic Education in Digital Age. According to SHAKTI, dealing and operating a computer is necessary in this “Digital Age” and important step towards “Right to Information”, which in 2005 was made digitally accessible for every citizen under “Right to Information Act”. Only with the help of a computer it is possible to go to the website and exercise the right to information directly and quickly. Through computers, the target groups, especially the slum dwellers and the residents have been introduced to the digital world and have strengthened their civic skills.

Strengthening and improving the Indian NGO Sector is another milestone which SHAKTI wants to achieve. They want to build the capacity of the NGOs by training them in project planning (using logframe), monitoring & evaluation, effective administration and transparent accounting. The objective is to achieve greater transparency not only for NGOs but also for funding bodies.

Activities / Co-operation with HSF: The aim of the HSF activities together with SHAKTI is to improve civic education for selected target groups.