To empower future generations by facilitating models of change that significantly enhance early child development and strengthen the communities in which they live.
We believe that education is a means to create a stable foundation, through which a child can establish a strong sense of self and unlock possibilities. To achieve our goal of holistic child development, we support educational ventures that are rooted in:
We also ensure that the following pillars are integrated in the programs and organisations that we support:
Through community centers we engage and support parents, the local community and leadership; in order to create a favourable environment to enhance a child’s development, learning, health and wellbeing.
Harmony of word & action
Access & opportunity
Exposure to art, music & sport
Aesthetics & beauty
Raising the benchmark
Doing things differently
Redefining the standards
Inspired and guided by the words and wisdom of
Where the mind is without fear and the head is held high
Where knowledge is free
Where the world has not been broken up into fragments
By narrow domestic walls
Where words come out from the depth of truth
Where tireless striving stretches its arms towards perfection
Where the clear stream of reason has not lost its way
Into the dreary desert sand of dead habit
Where the mind is led forward by thee
Into ever-widening thought and action
Into that heaven of freedom, my Father, let my country awake.
The foundation was setup in 2006 by the Rai family as a philanthropic endeavour to give back to the community and country. The work centered around pressing social issues in the immediate surrounding areas, providing financial and emotional support to individuals and institutions in dire need.
When CSR was made mandatory in India in 2014, funding in this sector increased, enabling us to focus and broaden the reach of our work. Projects were undertaken across multiple sectors like education, rural development, health and sanitation and capacity building.
Over the years, Bansuri evolved into a foundation that brings a unique blend of social and business expertise to the projects, thereby being able to support organisations early in their journey. Partner organisations benefit from being mentored to improve their models and efficiency for better social impact.
In line with our ideal, we consolidated our efforts in 2020 to focus on two fundamental areas that we believe can truly catalyse and sustain meaningful change in our country – education and community development.