Welcome To Chotay Taray Foundation

Our Work

Ongoing Projects

Child Development

This program is for vulnerable children from families that have no to little means of livelihood and are struggling to provide education, nutrition and health for their children . The focus of this program is to provide a nurturing environment for such children. The selected child is provided with all necessities like school fees, stationary, clothes, shoes, school bags, nutrition, hygiene kit and basic healthcare. As an exit strategy, CTF provides livelihood support to guardians of orphans & vulnerable children so that they can raise their families in a nurturing way and become self – reliant in 3 to 5 years. Currently,

  • CTF is currently supporting supports 394 children and 31 livelihoods across five districts of Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir -Srinagar, Shopian, Pulwama, Kupwara and Bederwah. The Project Is Supported by Child Nurture and Relief, USA

QUALITY EDUCATION

  • This project focuses to deliver quality education to all children in J&K through collaboration with public, private and community stakeholders using national and international best practices customized to address ground realities.
  • Currently, CTF is working in 25 government schools across six districts of J&K-Srinagar, Shopian, Kupwara, Anantnag, Budgam and Kulgam. Through our education intervention, we directly impact the lives of over 3500 children in schools.
  • The Project Is Supported by Child Nurture and Relief, USA

YOUTH DEVELOPMENT

In this program, CTF works with unemployed youth through skill development, entrepreneurship support and counselling to enhance their capacities to become self-reliant. The program has following important components:

  • Entrepreneurship labs at high school level- The pilot program is under progress in collaboration with two higher secondary institutions in Srinagar. The idea is to make students aware of entrepreneurship value chain at a young age.
  • Business incubation - Started in January 2016, this program provides potential youth entrepreneurs with jumpstart seed capital (interest free microfinance loans) plus handholding in a shared office space.
  • Skill Development – This program allows youth (who are school dropouts or not a good fit for entrepreneurship) to acquire new skills or improve upon their current abilities to match industry standards and market demands. CTF has started multiple skill development centers in Srinagar, Kupwara, Shopian, Kupwara Pulwama and Kishtwar districts. Over 250 youth have graduated from our skills centers so far.
  • The Project Is Supported by Child Nurture and Relief, USA

REHABILITATION

  • Through this project, CTF delivers quality for the rehabilitation of children with multiple disabilities. Till date CTF has successfully provided rehabilitation services to around 1500 children with disabilities. Currently, CTFis catering to the needs of around 100 such children belonging to low-income groups. They receive day care facilities including pick and drop from their home to the center, speech therapy, physiotherapy, vocational training and other related activities, free of cost.
    The Project Is Supported by Child Nurture and Relief, USA

CRISES RELIEF

  • During unrest times, CTF provides immediate relief to families and children in distress. A thorough assessment and verification process is followed to identify such families who are struggling to meet their daily needs due to complete lockdown and curfew across all districts of Kashmir region. Community heads, masjid committees and local partners are also involved in the selection process.
  • During crises, CTF mainly focuses on two areas of intervention:
  • Monthly food kits : these are essential food items needed for the basic survival of low-income families especially those who are dependent on daily wages for their sustenance. Each food kit comprises of rice, flour, cooking oil, spices, pulses, sugar, salt and biscuits. In ongoing pandemic (COVID 19) we provided around 4145 food kits in different districts of Jammu and Kashmir
  • Community learning centers (CLC) :These schools keep children engaged in creative ways during protracted unrest when the schools are closed. CTF’s CLC handbook provides systematic instructions on how to run these Centres using creative based learning which includes mental wellness and recreation besides basic education. Local volunteers and teachers run these Centre.
  • The Project Is Supported by Child Nurture and Relief, USA

Child Care Institute

  • There are many children in this country who lack a stable home and family. These include abandoned, surrendered and trafficked children, orphans, as well as children with families that are unable to look after them. These children in need of care and protection are placed in childcare institutions such as children’s homes, open shelters, observation homes, special homes, places of safety, and specialized adoption agencies.
  • We are registered as Child Care Institute under JK Integrated Child Protection Scheme (ICPS) since 2016. Under this project we are supported by Government to provide care and protection to children (Abused, Neglected, Trafficked, lost etc) by catering for their basic needs through proper care, protection, development, treatment, social re-integration, by adopting a child-friendly approach. Till date we have provided such service to around 35 children of different states and union territories of India.

Mental Health

  • This is a very recent initiative of Chotay Taray Foundation, under this project we aim to improve mental health and social wellbeing of people living in district Srinagar and Pulwama. The project delivers quality mental health services to People of Srinagar and Tral, particularly belonging to less fortunate groups. The Psychologist of Chotay Taray Foundation identifies eople with mental health issues through community visits, networking with different organization. All those identified are assessed using standard formats, based on the assessment services are delivered. Our focus is to deliver services in the community at the door steps of beneficiaries.
  • Baseline and end-line assessments of all project beneficiaries is carried using standard scale to measure the change in mental health. This will determine quality of our services being implemented at field level. Till date we have already identified around 70 people with mental health issues.