Atmasantosh Foundation is a non-profit organisation aspiring to promote education, health and rural development

Our Mission

Guided by our mission to empower and enrich the community, we have three core objectives:
Encourage children from low-income communities to fulfill their dreams
Increase health and wellness literacy levels
Bridge the gap between rural and urban living standards

Our Story

50%

Of India’s population is below the age of 25. That translates to over 649 million young dreams, hopes and ambitions. However, due to non-availability of resources and persistent poverty, many high achieving students feel discouraged and believe that there are limitations in what they can achieve.

70%

Of India’s population is rural. This reveals that the potential of over 954 million people can be found in rural and semi-urban regions. However, lack of social and capital investment into these areas has culminated in under-development and poor living standards, making it impossible to effectively utilize this massive potential.

17%

Of the world’s population lives in India. This transcribes to over 1.3 billion individuals aspiring to lead successful and content lives. However, substandard medical infrastructure and widespread health illiteracy have led to inferior socio-economic living standards and low global rankings for healthcare and human development.

Atmasantosh Foundation’s inception was inspired by the belief that financial and social conditions should not curb the overall development of a community. We are here to help every deserving student transform his/her dream into reality and to ensure that all individuals have the means to realize and fulfill their potential.

Our Approach

Providing financial aid and holistic development opportunities to students

We aim to support the bright but underprivileged youth of India who, through their motivation to learn and grow holistically, aspire not only to lead successful and enriched lives, but also to be upstanding members of society. Through our programs, we will not only reduce the students’ financial constraints but also nurture them by offering mentoring, counselling, employability and life skill training.

Arranging programs focused on health and wellness awareness

We intend to develop the capacity of communities to support each other and establish effective mechanisms for healthcare provision. Our first-aid training workshops teach participants essential survival skills for emergencies while our mental health workshops focus on the importance of emotional well-being and self-care. Additional medical training and counselling will also be offered to participants on an as-needed basis.

Creating educational and employment opportunities in rural regions

We target underserved rural communities across India that have high prospects of socio-economic growth. Our programs are extensive, flexible and customized to meet the evolving and distinct needs of each region. Current projects include scholarships for all grade levels, skill-based trainings, medical camps and provision of infrastructural facilities.

Arranging programs focused on health and wellness awareness

We intend to develop the capacity of communities to support each other and establish effective mechanisms for healthcare provision. Our first-aid training workshops teach participants essential survival skills for emergencies while our mental health workshops focus on the importance of emotional well-being and self-care. Additional medical training and counselling will also be offered to participants on an as-needed basis.

Creating educational and employment opportunities in rural regions

We target underserved rural communities across India that have high prospects of socio-economic growth. Our programs are extensive, flexible and customized to meet the evolving and distinct needs of each region. Current projects include scholarships for all grade levels, skill-based trainings, medical camps and provision of infrastructural facilities.

Providing financial aid and holistic development opportunities to students

We aim to support the bright but underprivileged youth of India who, through their motivation to learn and grow holistically, aspire not only to lead successful and enriched lives, but also to be upstanding members of society. Through our programs, we will not only reduce the students’ financial constraints but also nurture them by offering mentoring, counselling, employability and life skill training.

Our Team

Richa Jatia

Founder and CEO


Richa has been passionate about working in the social sector from a very young age. So, when the opportunity arose for her to start an NGO, she seized it and Atmasantosh Foundation was born. Her love for children and strong belief that education is the panacea for most problems shaped the organisation’s vision to give wings to the dreams of India’s youth. As CEO, she designs and oversees all the programs undertaken by Atmasantosh Foundation. She leads through empowerment; everyone has direct access to her and the team has the opportunity to grow and take initiative. This includes program participants as she feels that it is essential to stay connected with the children to guide them and best understand their needs. Richa is an avid reader and enjoys event planning, writing, and outdoor activities such as skiing and camping.

Anjum Shaikh

Program Coordinator


Anjum joined Atmasantosh Foundation as a Program Coordinator in July 2018. She is responsible for the end-to-end implementation of all programs and hopes to contribute to the upliftment of India’s future – the youth. Prior to Atmasantosh Foundation, she worked as a Project Management Consultant at an IT MNC for 5 years. Her interest in social work propelled her to simultaneously volunteer and become a fellow at the NGO, Make A Difference. This experience made her realize that she has the ability to bring positive change in the lives of young adults and led her to transition her career into the social development sector. Anjum is fond of blogging, traveling and art activities, and holds a Bachelor in Management Studies from Bhavan’s College.