Rural Organizing for Social Improvement (ROSI Foundation) was set up in 2001 in Tamil Nadu. Their vision is to create a free society without existing exploitation and oppression between people in the name of caste, creed, religious, colour, gender and race through sustainable empowerment of the community on gender, human rights, economic, environment, traditional and cultural rights.
Their objectives are as follows:
Sustainable empowerment of women in organizational and rights-based aspects.
Empowerment and promotion of environment and biodiversity.
Working with deprived children on education and child rights.
Developing and rehabilitating deprived and deserted people.
Empowering Dalits and tribals in social, economic, legal, traditional & cultural matters
Providing sustainable health to rural people.
They run the following programmes:
Tribal Development Programme: Under this programme, ROSI Foundation distributed solar lights and set up educational centres for tribals in the area. They also helped them get a government-recognised community certificate.
Children’s Development Programme: Under this programme ROSI Foundation supports the running of educational centres for 145 children. They educate the children and arrange for nutritious food at the centres.
Home Support Programme: The Foundation runs an old-age home for destitute individuals.
Additionally, the organization also runs environmental development programmes, a human trafficking prevention programme, women's development programme and health development programme.
Income Rs29 lac
Expense Rs33 lac
Source : Audit Report 2013
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