Our work is determined by the guiding principles set by the Vision and Mission. Our focus is on enabling learning by children and youth that prepares them for life. Our programmatic initiatives therefore reflect this commitment in all their manifestations:

  • Basic Education program
  • Vocational Training
  • Appropriate Technology
  • Skills building & Micro Entrepreneurship for Livelihood
  • Clean Energy and Environment

DF has so far operated in the framework that entails taking on a Co-Implementation role while facilitating and supporting partner organizations in field implementation, giving us the advantages of scales, geographical reach and cost effectiveness.

We however remain open to take on direct implementation (if the situation so demands – either for driving an innovative field intervention or managing risks associated with it) or the mutual desire and joint decisions along with our supporters.

We are committed to share experiences and best practices with the civil society in the spirit of broader cooperation. This involves:

  • Providing internship and volunteering opportunities to students and working professionals, enabling them experience development challenges 'first hand' and learn from them, and where possible help make a difference in the lives of the communities – by active giving of time, skills and resources
  • Sensitizing the civil society including Educational Institutions in the cities to help bridge the divide in rural-urban schools and promote active support and initiatives to close such gaps
  • Sharing "Stories of Changes' in media (print, electronic and web based) for dissemination to the society at large and influence changes in practices and policies of the government in pertinent development themes