Azad Foundation

Creating new perspectives for adolescent girls


The Azad Foundation, established in 2008 in Delhi, provides livelihoods for resource-poor women living in urban areas in India. Their aim is to level the employment field for disadvantaged women by providing non-traditional livelihood options that enhance women’s economic status and decision-making.

As an example the “women on wheels” program enables women to generate a living by acquiring professional qualifications as chauffeur drivers and also giving them training in various areas including women’s rights, reproductive health, English speaking and first aid.

Dalyan Foundation supports the Azad Kishore 9-12 program, giving school girls in grades 9 to 12 the chance to develop independent perspectives on issues related to personality and gender, enabling them to develop a broader vision for their life and practical life-skills to help them achieve their goals.

In addition, it exposes the adolescent girls to non-traditional livelihood options and provides them with the information and skills needed to make appropriate educational choices.  Dalyan supports this program over a three-year period.