Our Programs

Our Programs


Self Respect (Swabhiman)


Various studies, as well as our experience, have shown that when we help women and empower them, the whole society benefits. Their families are healthier, children go to school, income levels improve and communities become more prosperous. But unfortunately in India, far from being empowered, most women are denied even their basic rights like health, education, employment and a respectable status in society.

According to UNDP Human Development Report (2009), 88% of pregnant women (age 15-49) were found to be suffering from anaemia. India has a dangerously imbalanced sex ratio, the chief reason being female infanticides and sex-selective abortions. According to UNICEF’s “State of the World’s Children-2009” report, 47% of India's women aged 20–24 were married before the legal age of 18.

Swabhiman, meaning self-respect in English, was initiated in 2016 to address these challenges through a simple yet effective approach. Functioning as an NGO for women, Borisu Sesang Foundation has strategically formulated the programme to save the girl child, empower poor and support women empowerment. The programme is specifically aimed at realization of both individual and collective self-esteem and inner strength for marginalised and socially excluded women and adolescent girls through innovative community practices. 

A tailor-made strategy called the ‘4 S Model’ has been developed under Swabhiman. The ‘4 S Model’ is an acronym for four novel approaches, namely Seeking Healthcare as a Behaviour, Support for Education, Supporters in Men through Male Involvement, and Sustaining the Change in Communities. 

The programme identifies adolescent girls and women from the community and develops them into Change Agents, who in turn actively contribute to the community mobilization process. 

So far, Swabhiman has successfully made a difference to the lives of over 200 underprivileged women and adolescent girls.


Special Support Programme


Borisu Sesang Foundation constantly strives to support and empower individuals, particularly underprivileged children enabling them to meet basic ambitions of their life and realize their potential, make informed choices, resist oppression, fight for rightful existence and facilitate new possibilities and opportunities for them.


The Foundation takes up individual cases based on their immediate needs. These individuals are then given educational support, in individual capacity, who are at risk of discontinuing their studies due to impoverished circumstances and have exhibited outstanding academic record. Individuals suffering from any critical diseases are provided support for their health; specific cases are also taken for rehabilitation wherein they are given educational support, vocational training, entrepreneurship training, counseling and provision for aids and appliances.


Support for education and health is also provided to recognize those children who have performed outstanding deeds of bravery and selfless sacrifices including bravery award winners. There are over 4,200 individual children who have been supported through this programme.


Empowering Grassroots

The growth of the non-profit sector in India, in the last two decades, has been phenomenal. Grassroots NGOs particularly, by engaging directly with the people, are able to participate in the thought-making process of the communities they work with, and thus have the capacity to bring about long-lasting positive change.




Realizing this potential, many genuine organisations have been playing a crucial role in the social and economic growth of the nation, also empowering the bottom of the social and economic pyramid. But their good intentions and hard work are often hindered by various challenges – from unprepared leadership to organisational anomalies, from inadequate resources to an inability to communicate effectively with their target audience.



Hence, there is a crucial need for a dedicated and effective endeavour that is focused on enabling, training and handholding small, genuine NGOs to maximise their efforts on the ground.

Borisu Sesang Foundation, believing in the ability of grassroots NGOs to bring real change in the community, works towards empowering and enabling them, through its national level capacity building programme, Empowering Grassroots. Genuine grassroots NGOs are identified from all over the country and trained to bring excellence, good governance, accountability and sustainability at the community level.

Under Empowering Grassroots, intensive training workshops simplifying complex management models, resource mobilisation techniques, effective communication strategies and fund-utilisation mechanisms are held for the selected grassroots NGOs from across the country, which are facilitated by experts from relevant fields.

However, realising that capacity building is a deep, long-term commitment and with an aim to achieve the highest social return on investment, Borisu Sesang Foundation also partners with grassroots organisations to implement its welfare projects on the ground – in the process, interacting with the grassroots partners on a daily basis, understanding the community challenges first-hand, monitoring their progress regularly, and guiding them throughout to enhance their scalability and self-sustainability.


Children are the future of a nation. They are the best change agents, be it in the family or the community in which they live. It is therefore crucial to catch them young and inculcate in them feelings of empathy and conscience so that they grow up as responsible individuals

Sensing this need, Borisu Sesang Foundation came up with Child For Child  programme in 2006. Sensitization of privileged children and their parents, towards the existing inequalities around them, is an important objective of Child For Child.


Privileged children are sensitized about the deprivation and pain endured by their less privileged counterparts. Child For Child seeks to inculcate a conscience and value system in the children so that they grow up to become responsible citizens and change makers. Before their minds are set with age, the Child For Child programme tries to make them count their own blessings and understand the plight of less privileged ones. Once they start realizing the worth of the privileges they are born with, they automatically turn their thoughts towards positivity and develop the right outlook. This eventually helps them develop into not only successful but responsible individuals in life. They grow up to become significant change makers, who contribute positively to the society.


Under Child For Child programme, Borisu Sesang Foundation visits various schools and conducts engaging sessions for the young minds. It sensitizes children towards various causes and let them realize their privileged status.

Initiatives & Activities

The main objective of Mission Heal is to improve the lives of poor children, their families and communities through an approach that puts children at the centre of community development. A world where every woman, man and child leads a healthy, fulfilling life of self-reliance and dignity.  Its aim is to promote and conduct activities of health care, mass Literacy, employment generation training activities, cultural and of charitable nature among the poor and the neglected people residing in undeveloped colonies and slums. Mission Heal is  a society based on equity, justice, honesty, social sensitivity and a culture of service in which all are self-reliant. Besides this efforts are made to provide financial aid and assistance of other kinds to them. It aims at arousing the feeling of self confidence, self-reliance and establishment of socially integrated society. Presently its activities are spread over in the various Districts of India transcending barriers of caste, class and religion.   Mission Heal is a united force running scores of social, medical, educational and character building projects with dedication and selfless service

Its role is one of empowerment: of encouraging ordinary men and women to believe in themselves and in their abilities to change their lives for the better.  All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights, including the right to food, health, work and education. Women bear the major responsibility for meeting basic needs, yet are systematically denied the resources, freedom of action and voice in decision-making to fulfill that responsibility.  Hunger and poverty are not problems of one country or another but are global issues.  Individual and community ownership of local development is critical. From identification of needs and problems, to planning and execution of projects, local people are involved at every stage.

Clean & Green Enviornment Program.