Chanana Welfare Foundation (CWF)

Chanana Welfare Foundation collaborated with Youthreach in June 2015 to implement various projects focusing on women empowerment, sanitation and hygiene as part of Youthreach’s Community Development Project at Roorkee and Rewari.

Vocational Training in Tailoring for Rural Girls in Roorkee

The tailoring and embroidery centres were set up with financial support from the Chanana Welfare Association at Narsan block in Haridwar district, Roorkee. The girls are enrolled for a 6-month training programme which consists of 4 months of training in stitching and 2 months of learning embroidery. The programme enhanced the confidence of the rural girls and women and provided skills to help them earn their living.


Under the sanitation project, Youthreach in collaboration with CWF constructed 5 toilets for girls at the Unnati Education Centres, Bawal, Rewari and renovated toilets at 2 primary government schools at Roorkee in the year 2015-16 with the following objectives:

  1. To address the issue of increasing dropout rates among students.
  2. To eliminate the practice of open defecation.
  3. To promote healthy sanitation practices and bring about behavioural changes among students.
  4. To empower students to become ambassadors of the “Swachh Bharat Abhiyan” (Clean India Campaign).

Currently, we maintain 21 toilets in 5 schools of Roorkee and 3 toilets in Bawal. As part of this sanitation programme, maintenance, and daily cleaning facilities have been provided to ensure the proper upkeep of the toilets. Since 2015, the project has benefited more than 1,200 students in Bawal and 2000 students in Roorkee.

Education Centres in Roorkee

Youthreach with help from CWF set up education centers to help students; especially girls complete their school education through open schooling or mainstreaming them into the formal education system.

Girls who will appear in 10th-class board exams are enrolled on remedial classes. Those who have dropped out before appearing for class 10th examinations and want to continue their education are enrolled under the drop-out category.