The Dove Foundation aims to enhance the living of marginalized communities and empower the society as a whole to stand, speak and act for themselves.

We are a youth led not for profit organization actively engaged in building meaningful youth engagement from grassroots to policy level for attainment of better health & rights of youth and young people.

We Aim:

To serve the people regardless of religion, caste, race, ethnicity or gender. Presently Spread across Uttar Pradesh in India .The Dove working on long-term sustainable community development programs.

Working for:

Migrants , Urban Slums population, Youths and Socially excluded communities: All activities we carry out is focused on building the sustainable impact so that communities are empowered to take actions for sustaining the activities . The target groups on which The Dove is focusing are youth, marginalized population and socially excluded population.

Areas of work :

Advocacy, Capacity Building, Research and Documentation.

Empowering the Community :

he Dove aims at empowering the community to take the ownership of the programs which are being run for them . This also helps in sustaining the program once the program is completed.

Our Programs


The word Aarambh is a 'Sanskrit' word which means to begin. Aarambh seeks to initiate knowledge and capacity building among young bi-cycle rickshaw pullers for HIV/AIDS. The Dove Foundation won the Mtv Staying Alive Foundation Award of December 2010 for Project Aarambh. read more

Advocacy Efforts


At TDF we work for empowering young persons from our region to become the global leaders and organizations to lead the SRHR movement and the HIV response. One of the central idea of our advocacy efforts is towards providing a meaningful engagement to young persons in policy level , deciscion making processes and also in programs pertaining to them. read more

Youth Education Program

The Dove Foundation started Youth Education Program-2011 in January 2011 which is an initiative by The Dove Foundation to strengthen the national health status of India .

YEP-2011 is aimed towards building the knowledge and capacities of the adolescent and the youth towards Life Style Diseases and HIV/AIDS. We are working in partnership with schools for conducting YEP. read more

Community Mobilization

We are working for raising the participation of Young people and Women towards social causes , their rights , health and civil society building .

We are organizing several events on different occassions like Population Day , World AIDS Day , International Women Day to reamrk the link of these events witht the population in general. read more

Youth Centre

Our Youth Center is whole heartedly welcoming Young Persons from diverse backgrounds. If you’re one of the thousands of young people living with HIV, represent the young key affected population lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or questioning young people, having problems of substance abuse, The Dove Foundation’s Center's Youth Center can help. read more

What's News

November, 2015 Holding First National Consultation on SDGs with Youth:

The Dove Foundation concluded the First ever national consultation with youth and young people towards their engagement in participating, tracking and holding Government accountable on the newly adopted Sustainable Development Goals. The meeting was conducted in a informal workshop style which focused towards simplifying the SDGs and identifying potential ways through which optimum youth participation could be achieved. Please put the picture GolabalGoals with this Text.

October, 2015 Bringing Grass Roots voices to UN General Assembly:

The Dove Foundation played a crucial role for bringing up Indian voices in India's response to the Post-2015 Development agenda. For almost last two years with support from UNAIDS (ACT!2015) & IPPF we worked from grassroots to National to International platforms ensuring that young people are meaningful engaged in Post-2015 development agenda framing.

From holding National level workshops, small capacity building meetings to hand holding support for young advocates we created a new bench mark for ourselves. The efforts were aimed towards securing support from the Political Leadership of the country and that was duly achieved through intense advocacy efforts through out the country.

We also represented the voices of Indian youth through global campaign HaveYouSeenMyRights during the 70th Session of United Nations General Assembly.

September, 2015: 70th Session of the UN General Assembly, New York:

The Dove Foundation as part of the Global Campaign ‘Have You Seen My Rights’ and the ACT!2015 representative from India would be participating in the 70th session of the United Nations General Assembly.

This UNGA session is crucial for the young generation of today as the new Development Goals would be decided in this meeting. TDF had been actively engaged in advancing Sexual Reproductive Health Rights and HIV/AIDS prevention in the Post-2015 development agenda. We have been working from grass-roots to National to Regional & International forums to ensure that SRHR & HIV/AIDS are given space in the new SDGs. Our adovacy efforts would have been supported and directed by the IPPF (London, UK), UNAIDS (Asia-Pacifc), Restless Development (Global) and UNFPA (New York).

April, 2015: Starting Project H.E.A.L with support from United Nations Office on Drugs & Crimes, Vienna:

TDF had been working in the field of prevention of drug and substance abuse with young people since inception. Considering the high vulnerabilities of the young people living in urban slums towards substance abuse we came with HEAL (Health by Enabling Active Living).

The project HEAL (Health by Enabling Active Living) will be working through creation of an enabling youth-friendly learning environment on awareness & prevention of substance abuse among young people (15-28 years) living in the slums of Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India. HEAL is supported by the DAPC Grant from the UNODC, Vienna.

December, 2014: Holding the first Meeting for ACT!2015 India:

TDF with support from the UNAIDS (Asia Pacific), the PACT held the National Strategic Meeting for the ACT! 2015 in India. The meeting was held in last week of December-2014 and saw participation of young people from diverse backgrounds including young key affected population, PLHIV, politicians, media, CSO members, students. The overall goal of this consultation was To secure a national Post 2015 position that secures HIV and SRHR priorities based on the priorities identified by the ‘national youth alliance’ in India.

To get a copy of the ACT!2015 Advocacy Tool Kit please visit:


TDF in International AIDS Conference-2014, Melbourne

As a member of the Melbourne Youth Force, The Dove Foundation organized and participated in the Youth Pre-Conference and contributed to the development of the 2014 Youth Action Plan, a set of concrete actions that governments, policy makers, and healthcare professionals alike can commit to and put into action in their work. Abhinav Singh from TDF moderated the framing of this year MYF Action plan, which was prepared by more than 100 youths across the globe.Among other things, the Plan addresses treatment and care for young people living with HIV; the removal of laws that are harmful to young people’s sexual and reproductive health and rights; access to complete and non-judgmental sexuality education in all facets of young people’s lives; and addressing the social factors that lead to discrimination and stigma.The MYF Youth Action Plan is live at http://www.aids2014community.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/MYF002-Brochure-03-PRINT.pdf

TDF in International Congress on AIDS in Asia & Pacific-2013, Bangkok

With a vision and mandate to provide meaningful youth engagement in HIV response, TDF joined hands witht the 11th ICAAP. TDF played a key role in framing, designing and delivering the youth program for the 11th ICAAP being held in Bangkok. Being the only partner from India, the team members from TDF led various events at country level like Art for AIDS, Country Consultations with youth, virtual participation in the conference. The grass-roots level consultations facilitated by the Dove Foundation played a key role in framing of the Youth Advocacy Paper of the XI-ICAAP. You may find the Youth Advocacy Paper here : http://www.icaap11.org/images/stories/Youth/Youth%20Advocacy%20Paper.pdf


The Dove Foundation was presented "Best Social Entrepreneur Award" by the Christ University, Bangalore, India on 24 January, 2013 for working actively with youth in the field of HIV prevention, sexual health & rights, youth employment and youth rights. The award was presented during Pioneer-2013, which was the 12th Annual entreprenurship promotion event of Christ Universty.

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The Team

Youth Think Tank

These young people are not only the key implementators on ground for our activities but also take an active lead in designing and planning our youth programs and interventions. Meet the 'Young Vibrant and too energetic Youth team of the Dove.

  • Ms.Anjali Singh
  • Mr.Avinash Wadhya
  • Mr.Bharat Sohela
  • Ms.Mohita Keshari
  • Mr.Umesh Aggrawal
  • Mr.Srikant Aggrawal
  • Ms.Vanya Khanna
  • Mr.Varul Saigal

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