India Vision Foundation(IVF) was born in 1994 out of the Ramon Magsaysay Award (equivalent to Asian Nobel Prize). The award was conferred to Dr. Kiran Bedi, the first lady IPS (Indian Police Services) of India, for forging ‘positive relationships’ between people and police through creative leadership. IVF seeks to carry forward its service in all those areas which were the basis of the award; namely Police and Prison Reforms; Women Empowerment with a mission statement to ‘Save the next victim’.
Presently, we are working with Tihar, Gurgaon, Faridabad, Ghaziabad, Bhiwani, Jhajjar, Rohtak and Sonepat prisons. Our reformation activities in every prison is based on our 3S Model of Sanskar (Value Education), Shiksha (Education) and Skill (Training & Development). Through our Inside Prison Project our plan is to cover all the 19 prisons of Haryana by the start of next year.
The organization is committed to rebuild the lives of prison inmates through our Inside Prison Programs and their children through our Children of Vulnerable Families Project primarily through three broad interventions-
a) Residential School Programme
b) Home Support Programme
c) Community Empowerment Programme
We have reached out to more than 365 children between the age group of 5 -16 years till date through our program.
In this process we are also helping to transform their lives to become self reliant individuals of community/society. This way we help to 'Save the Next Victim' and pave a way from Cradle to Careers - That is a holistic development of children belonging to incarcerated families.
In order to sensitize prison administration a path breaking step was taken in 2015 – 2016 to spread our reformation activities in different prisons we introduced Training programme of prison officials with a vision of replicating our prison reform model in all the 19 prisons of Haryana, the foundation found itself on the threshold of initiating and introducing innovative projects and activities with far reaching results in the future!
Today, IVF is touching more than 3000 lives every day and is striving to give a new hope in the lives of prison inmates and their children. IVF with its team is trying to bring about a progressive change through positive reinforcement, education and values that not only help them to become responsible and conscientious citizens but empower them enough to become an asset to the society. The foundation has successfully reached out to more than 1, 50,000 beneficiaries under its Prison Reforms and Rural Development project.