In a world full of opportunities, hope and creativity, India seeks its rightful place as a society full of youth. Our ancient learnings coupled with technological advances and economic potential has put India on a path of high growth and even higher potential.
Such a high growth has also brought back a strong focus on the disparities that exist in its different walks of life. It has come to be known as a society with huge gaps in access to resources among its different sections of the society. These gaps get created very early in the lives of individuals, be it in access to inclusive education environments, economic conditions, access to fundamental rights or the general well-being. We cannot wish away these disparities by blindly accepting a notion of economic progress that automatically reduces such critical gaps. We, as a society need to come together and work towards bridging these gaps through a focussed approach and taking actions that deliver concrete and quantifiable outcomes.
LENS Foundation stands for Learning, Empowerment, Nutrition and Skill Development, just as it stands for a magnifier to see the most minute forms of gaps and biases of a society divided between haves and have-nots. LENS Foundation is working with the idea of taking specific and targeted actions to bridge critical gaps wherever feasible or just be facilitators where direct intervention is not an option and bring about an improvement in the lives of those in need of support.