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Together we have supported

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Children – 1466
Livelihood – 73
Districts – 7

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Students – 11000
Schools – 50
CLC – 73
Districts – 9
Fellows – 8

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Youth – 2577
Districts – 9

Beyond Momentary Change

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At CHINAR, we are driven by our commitment to create lasting community transformation. With an unwavering focus on supporting vulnerable groups, children, youth and low-resource educational institutions

Picture a 2024 where the children of Kashmir not only survive but thrive, where every young person is empowered to lead, and each educational institution is equipped to mold bright futures. This is the vision that fuels our passion and drives our actions.

Your support is crucial. Create positive change for disadvantaged communities in Kashmir.

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Solutions for Lasting Impact

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CHINAR believes in addressing the root causes of challenges faced by communities. By targeting these issues head-on, we lay the foundation for sustainable change. Join us in this transformative journey and become an integral part of creating lasting solutions.

Your support directly impacts lives, empowers youth, and strengthens educational institutions. Each donation brings us one step closer to realizing our vision for a brighter future in disadvantaged Kashmiri communities.

We extend our heartfelt gratitude for considering CHINAR in your plans for the upcoming year.

Our Response

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Child development provides a nurturing environment to children from the most vulnerable communities to enable them to attain quality education. This program is for vulnerable children from families that have no or little means of livelihood and are struggling to fulfill their child’s needs. It addresses the holistic needs of such children without displacing them from their natural settings.

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Current Projects

Past Projects


Stories From The Field

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    CHINAR organises medical camp

    CHINAR International, in collaboration with District Hospital, Handwara and Block Medical officer, Zalchadara conducted one -day medical camp for children and parents enrolled in the Child Development Program at Environmental Hall, Handwara. A team of 13 specialists including general physicians, dental surgeons, ophthalmologists, clinical psychologists, counselors, block coordinators, FMPHW, health assistants and an AFHC worker participated in the event. Besides, the team felt delighted with the gracious presence of CHINAR's patron, Ismet Shahmiri - she beautifully connected with children and families. Prior to health check-ups, the team was briefed about CHINAR programs, followed by welcome and introductions. A total of 118 children and 49 families got examined throughout the day. In addition, RBSK people installed a special counter where they provided free medicines to patients.SHOW MORE...SHOW LESS
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    Learning Circle Meet 3

    CHINAR International held a learning circle meet with the field staff working under Child Development across six districts of Kashmir. Attended by 10 field monitors, the meeting focused on the challenges faced by the ground team, learnings from the field and strengthening monitoring process.SHOW MORE...SHOW LESS
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    EID Special distribution across 6 Districts

    CHINAR held #Eid special distribution for the families enrolled in #ChildDevelopment across all the intervention districts - #Srinagar, #Shopian, #Pulwama, #Kupwara, #Budgam and #Doda. Eid kits consisting of snacks, cookies, and biscuits were given to the families and casual clothes to children. The idea was to ensure that the beneficiaries don't face any shortage of supplies on the occasion of #Eidulfitr2022.SHOW MORE...SHOW LESS
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    Class 12TH results – 2022

    A proud moment for CHINAR International as students enrolled in Child Development Program show outstanding performance in Class 12th examinations. SHOW MORE...SHOW LESS
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    Heartiest Congratulations to Zahid Bashir

    The CHINAR team feels elated to witness the growth and success of Zahid Bashir, one of the first beneficiaries of CHINAR International. Zahid, an orphan, was enrolled under the Child Development Program in the year 2011. After the death of his father in 2009 the financial condition of his family deteriorated so much that they were not even able to meet their basic needs of food and shelter. However, CHINAR came to the aid of his family by providing Livelihood Support to his mother, Dilshada, in the form of a sheep unit so as to make her self reliant. While the sheep unit was in its starting phase, CHINAR took up all expenses of Zahids' education and ensured his holistic development. Once a stable source of income was established for his family, Zahid was able to focus on his education. His dedication and drive to do better in life made him score 401 in his Class 10th Examination. Now once again, Zahid has outshined everyone and secured an outstanding 455 marks in his 12th Class Examination. He has once again made his mother and CHINAR proud of his achievements. We wish him more success in his life ahead.SHOW MORE...SHOW LESS
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What is the beneficiary selection criteria?

We use well-defined selection criteria to identify potential beneficiaries for our Child Development program. The economic condition is one of the primary conditions for selecting the family. Secondary factors include whether the child is orphan, parental health, child labour, widows, no existing support from government or non-profit organization, etc. We conduct assessment surveys and consult with community heads, individual contacts and partner organizations to generate an initial list of deserving families. This is followed by a thorough verification process to shortlist the most deserving children and families for enrolment in the program. For more information, learn about our process and protocols HERE.

What is the program duration?

The program duration varies from beneficiary to beneficiary and eligibility for graduation from the program is evaluated on a regular basis. It depends on the age at which the child is enrolled in the program, how long it takes for the child’s guardian to reach self-reliance and the time it takes for the child to reach a logical conclusion i.e. to graduate from one of our programs and become self-reliant.