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SAHIL (Social Association of Humane Individuals for the Living) 

founded on 3rd June 1999 is a registered society. Supported and funded by 

Far Horizon Tours Pvt Ltd it is covered under the Income Tax Exemption Act. 

SAHIL was founded as the name suggests with a wide vision enabling it to work 

and be part of any given field which is calling attention, as long as it is associated 

with life - plants, animals or mankind.

However, while it was being formed it laid down its Aims and Objectives which it 

believed in achieving without any bias to caste, creed or prejudice and without any 

intention of profit. These are as below:

1. EDUCATION:

R. C.  P U B L I C   S C H O O L

 

It singled out that Education was the single most important tool that could lead towards development. 



SAHIL works to strengthen the already existing facilities in the village and additional facilities are 

provided only, if needed. The aim is that each child has access to basic education.

This school is located 25 kms outside Jaipur in the village of Shivdaspura. The school found its modest 

beginning in Ramesh Meena, a village boy who due his sheer zeal to give education to his village 

children started the school. With the support certain funds were generated which helped the school from 

being a 2 room shanty little place to be a 8 pucca rooms, with water and electricity facilities. It is a 

registered recognized school today till 8th standard and is proudly and steadily moving ahead. It has 

100 plus strength of children and 5 teachers.  



W O R K   D O N E

This was done in conjunction with contributions that came from the tourist of FHT visiting the school 

and funds of FHT together. These tourists were from USA (Overseas Adventure Travel). Pictures as 

below.


The old schooi building

The school today


A L A K N A N D A   S L U M   S C H O O L

2. DEVELOPMENT OF SPORTS FACILITIES    

    AND TRAINING:

In addition a school in a slum in Delhi was also 

constructed and operated with provisions of Mid Day 

Snacks and books and uniform. The same had to be 

demolished as the slum was cleared by the Govt.

 

The strength of India lies in the youth of its villages. They 



have the resilliance to weather many a hardships which 

youth of the cities may not be able to take on. The will to 

succeed is there, the paths need to be opened. SAHIL 

seeks to give special attention to sports to bring in 

multifold gains :

Basic sense of discipline is cultivated.

Sharing comes into play

Physical well being is taken care off

Many a barriers which are there in the village are broken 

Present Operation: Started a computer training school in 

Village Manger in Faridabad, Haryana. Employed a tutor  

who resides there and gives 5 day a week classes to the 

youth.

OUT DOOR GAMES:  FOOT BALL/VOLLEY BALL AND  CRICKET EQUIPENT HAS BEEN PROVIDED 



FOR.

INDOOR GAMES:  CARROM/ CHESS/MONOPOLY/LIFE

RURAL SPORTS too are encouraged.

The above programs are for the village youth to help them find gainful employment both within their own 

village as well should they get opportunities to go and work in cities.

 

  



Sahil has been doing cleanliness drives on roads of Delhi 

picking up plastic bags  on alternate Saturdays along with 

the staff members of Far Horizon.

Sahil believes in working very closely with the people at the grass root level to help provide ways and 

means to bring about economic development. Here, it works with a network of organisations to set up 

the means for the same. Vocational skills and development of the same is the prime aim at SAHIL to 

enable the villagers to let people of the villages move into mainstream activities and help them survive in 

the “real world”.

The current programs we are bringing into the fold are:

3. CITY CLEANLINESS:

4. SOCIO – ECONOMIC  DEVELOPMENTAL PROGRAMS PROVIDING DIGNITY 

    AND SELF SUFFICIENCY:

Carpentry

Printing

Driving Classes

Pottery

Gardening



Animal Husbandry

Technical Training

Computer Education. 

Painting/polishing and basic construction skills




 

For all the projects people from within the community are trained and motivated. The funds that come by 

way of Charity and Donations are utilised to develop infrastructure for self-sufficiency and build a sense 

of pride and dignity. The vision of self sufficiency begins with involving the rural people in making the 

project work rather than bringing in social workers from outside. 

Rural India has a treasure of arts and crafts and full efforts are made to revive them. Avenues are 

created to generate income from these and become popular within the country and overseas. The aim is 

to popularise local crafts and make it income generating.

.  

At present, Doctor from the nearby urban areas visit the village regularly. Information and the need for 



preventive health care is provided to the people and sometime, they are bought to cities for specialised 

treatment. In future, we wish to develop in each of the village where SAHIL is able to reach or a village 

cluster will have a clinic run by qualified doctors to meet their needs. The aim is to have the rural people 

be trained and run these clinics themselves. 

YOGA Classes in collaboration with Art of Living  foundation.

Adult education classes for men and women in the evening hours by way of interactive discussions and 

by means of putting together plays and other performances to bring the message across to the people of 

the village.

Paper Craft: Developing skills to make goods out of paper.

Sewing Classes: to help young village girls learn to stitch.



5. DEVELOPMENT OF LOCAL ARTS AND CRAFTS:

6. BASIC AND PREVENTIVE HEALTH CARE: 

The above activities provide gainful employment to the village women and young girls who slowly 

become involved in the production of a large variety of products. The products range from carry bags 

made from old newspapers to cloth bags made from textile scrap; from handcrafted eco-friendly 

stationery. The work is brought to their door step – only way for them to contribute and earn within the 

village fold.

SAHIL, strictly believes in not giving funding in CASH to any of its projects. HANDS ON APPROACH IN 

ALL IT'S ACTIVITIES has been the key factor to the success of each program it has under taken.

IF AT ALL,  IN NEED OF THE HOUR PROJECTS,  FUNDS HAVE TO BE PROVIDED FOR, THEN A 

THOROUGH CHECK AND RESEARCH IS DONE BEFORE A PROJECT IS UNDERTAKEN AND 

THERE IS A STRONG MONITORING SYSTEM IN PLACE

  

SAHIL has undertaken plantation of 500 



trees in village in Faridabad along side the 

village roads as well as in the farms of the 

local villagers. This year we plan to 

undertake plantation of 1500 trees in the 

same  village along with taking up similar 

activity in village Kalakho where we are doing 

currently a reaserch on the type of trees that 

can be planted on the slopes of the Arravali 

Hills. The study is to be completed  by end of 

June and we will take to plantation post the 

same. Major factors which are being kept in 

mind on this research are:



7. ENVIRONMENTAL ACTIVITIES:


To ensure the native tree species which are now vanishing are revived.

No such plantation is brought in which destroys the already existing native flora.

To bring in fruit trees as it has been seen in the previous plantation drives that bringing in fruit bearing 

trees in combination with others was a strong motivation factor facilitating the activity.

 

Far Horizon Tours - The main funding organisation behind SAHIL with this basic thought in mind has 



done huge infrastructral development in the villages, which not only provides a get away and an insight 

to the the tourist into rural India but this has led to popularise & bring attention to the rich heritage of our 

country. Performing arts are being popularised again and are not only providing entertainment to the 

visiting tourist but also have become means of generating Income. The aim is to inculcate pride and 

dignity in the village folks.

8. ENHANCEMENT OF LOCAL CULTURAL HERITAGE :

 

BY way of its resorts in the villages Far Horizon not 

only has provided the villagers with local employment 

but also gainfully utilized their various skills of 

construction, laying of thatch and  mud plaster and 

painting at it's resorts. Not to overlook the promotion 

of the village handicrafts and artwork.  

SAHIL seeks to provide employment opportunities to 

the less fortunate ones in the cities as well. Here,  

through the selection process it provides 

employement to youth who have seeked education 

and vocational training with some other NGO's in Far 

Horizon  or other organisations. SAHIL has gone 

ahead and conducted interview for disabled 

individuals at their sites and seen that where possible 

they are brought into the mainstream



9. EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES:

 

Selected Deepti and Amit, both Visiually Impaired from Accessibility, an organisation that works with for 

the employment of Individuals who are disabled. Deepti,  initially worked with Far Horizon as it's Product 

Reservation Incharge and Amit - As Data Collection and processing of same for Management Reports.   

Deepti in due course further received an employment opportunity in her home town with State Bank of 

India and was encouraged to take  on the opportunity. Amit today has adorned the mantle of 

Reservations Incharge in addition to his earlier responsibilities and is moving from strength to strength.  

Vipin a boy from Manzil joined as Airport Representative with Far Horizon for it's French and American 

Markets and today is an Executive learning Operations. Dinesh from Theatre in Education is working as 

an Office Assistant. Others in the past have been groomed well and moved on with other organizations.  

The Project Co-ordinator at SAHIL – Vicky Sonkhla – is an individual who has been developed with a 

great sense to go back to the grassroots and develop people in villages by MANZIL. 

   

This is a major program which SAHIL is undertaking. The work is on, in consultation with the water man 



of Rajasthan - Rajendra Singh, who has undertaken extensive water conservation efforts in drought-

prone eastern Rajasthan, winner of the 2001 Ramon Magsaysay Award for Community Leadership. 

Through his organisation Tarun Bharat Sangh he is also facilitating Maharaja Gaj Singh of Jodhpur to 

spread a message in various villages in the region of Jodhpur, Nagaur, Jaisalmer, Barmer, Jalore, Sirohi 

and Pali to undertake the water crusade.

A C H I E V E M E N T

10. RAIN WATER HARVESTING PROGRAM:



In the last few years, land available for agriculture has reduced substantially. A number of village’s have 

lost their only source of income. SAHIL is working in this area by providing inputs as to how to increase 

the yield from land, bringing in newer technologies and equipment and creating awareness amongst the 

farmers. The aim is to increase agricultures output and motivate the farmers to continue with their work.  

  

   


 The year 2001, saw 

an earthquake of mass scale destruction rock the

entire state of Gujarat.  SAHIL, again aided by 

FAR HORIZON TOURS took to moving all aid 

possible to the state. Through quick research an 

area of a small village in the state of Gujarat in 

the District of Bhuj, a small village called Loria 

Gaon was selected. All 450 families in this 

village were put under tented accommodation 

and this project was a part of the study conducted 

by a team of two young Americans from Philan-

thropy TV, USA - Adam Boucher and Brian 

Harvey. SAHIL - working of a small organisation

– was studied against Red Cross Society – a large International Organisation.

 SAHIL supported Life Care Regeneration Association (LCRA) by providing it with small 

contribution of funds for the operation of a 3 month old boy infant for a heart surgery. The baby was 

suffering from ECTOPIA CORDIS ( Abdominal Type) with Pentalogy of Contrel Situs Solitus Heart 

Disease. He was operated on in Apollo Hospital – Delhi, by a team of two doctors – Doctor Raja Joshi 

and Dr. Vikas Kohli. The infant is today doing well and SAHIL is in touch with LCRA on the progress.

 Ria Kanojia a girl of 18 months was facilitated with financial aid for her open 

heart surgery, conducted at ALL INDIA INSTITUE OF MEDICAL SCIENCES, NEW DELHI – INDIA, by 

Doctor Balraj Arya and his team. She too is fine doing well, we are in touch with the child's parents.

 

SAHIL believes there is an inherent strength in collective working and so believes in multi – tasking with 



walking strongly with various organizations, each coming together to give strength of its knowledge and 

experience and to gain from the other.

With the foundation laid by Far Horizon Tours at it's various project sites in India, it is SAHIL which is 

coming forward and taking on these programs in conjunction with the strong network of various 

organisations that are specializing in each of the above fields. As SAHIL enjoys a strong working 

relationship with these organisations – Praskash Deep and Theatre in Education (TIE) ( Education) 

Manzil ( Development at village level and City youth)/ Karam Marg/Vision of India ( Village development),  

GreenMission (Enviorment and Yoga), Hope (Medical Facilities) Winrock Intl. (Study on Trees and the 

species) and Tarun Bharat Sangh(water harvesting & conservation).

OUR PROJECT SITES:  

VILLAGE MANGER -  FARIDABAD ,  HARYANA

VILLAGE KALAKHO -  DISTT. DHAUSA ,  RAJASTHAN.

VILLAGE JAMBA -  DISTT. JODHPUR, RAJASTHAN.

SOUTH INDIA -  PROJECT SITES WITH GRACE FOUNDATION.



11. AGRICULTURAL DEVELOPMENT:

12. NEED OF THE HOUR PROJECTS UNDERTAKEN:

GUJARAT EARTHQUAKE:

LCRA-Year 2010:

SAAMBHAVI-Year 2010:



13. TO COLLABORATE WITH LIKE MINDED INDIVIDUALS AND ORGANIZATIONS TO   

      ADDRESS THE PROBLEMS AND FINDING SOLUTIONS ON A BROAD PLATFORM:


SAHIL has chosen to walk on the path towards Rural Development  and needs resources and 

contributions both in cash and kind to fulfil the vision. You can make a difference by participating and 

contributing in any of the following areas of your interest:

 People in our villages have provided us with our primary basic requirements...

 SAHIL provides you with an opportunity to take them along in the circle of growth and development,  

ignoring them will throw humanity out of gear, together we can do..... and arrive happily ashore (SAHIL). 



In view of above, a member of VOLUNTOURISM can today partake at any of SAHIL PROJECT 

SITES - in various activities:

 1. Interactive session with the rural primary/ high school. Conducting few classes. Putting together an  

     audio visiual presentation to educate them on environment or any socio – economic/ health and 

     hygiene aspect.

 2. Get Entertained by Presentation of a skit from rural school or put a play to the rural folks on any 

     educative theme – HIV/GENDRE BIAS/CHILD MARRIAGE/CASTE/WATER AND 

     PRESERVATION/HEALTH AND HYGIENE. OPEN AIR theatre, which is a concept SAHIL is bringing 

     in to form a medium of learning and entertainment.

 3. Learn Pottery or participate in the any workshop in rural/ traditional surroundings.  

 4. Visit other workshops and contribute your ideas of development of the same and on how the sales 

     could be enhanced.

 5. Plant trees in the village or contribute a days labour at  the village nursery.

 6. Visit to the Panchayat Bhawan/Chaupal showing them how the village is governed. Visit to rural 

     homes and making them aware of how villagers live/work and build their mud/rock houses.

 7. Visit to the farm, animals and other live-stock and also expose to them on different products grown in 

     the farms.

 8.  Picnic in the vicinity of the village with hygenic cooking on spot demo. will include games and sports 

      activities. A match could be organized.

 9.  Carry out one day's cleanliness drive with the village youth - boys and girls.

10. Three seperate discussions with the Elder Men of the village, Youth of the village and Women folk of 

      the village - understanding their views on your participation in the activities of their village.

11. Work in the village construction program where you help in building a stucture for the collective good 

      of the village community- be it school, library or acommunity centre..

12. Visit to SAHIL's Technical center and women empowerment programs.

A STUDENT EDUCATION PROGRAM

A VOCATIONAL PROGRAM 

A RURAL LIBRARY 

A SCHOOL  

DRINKING WATER PROJECT 

LITERACY PROGRAM 

PLANTATION OF TREES 

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM

A VILLAGE ROAD



1.  IDEAL DESTINATION FOR TOURIST AND GIVING A TRUE PICTURE OF RURAL INDIA, IN          

     GENERAL.

2.  HAS IDEAL CLIMATE AND SOIL FOR VARIED SPECIES OF FLORA. TERRAIN IS SIMILAR TO  

     THE STUDY WE HAVE BEEN CONDUCTING AT VILLAGE MANGER, FARIDABAD.

3.  GROUND WATER RESOURCES ARE STILL RICH ENOUGH TO HELP SUSTAIN THE 

     AFFORESTATION PROJECT.

4.  AGRARIAN SOCIETY HENCE TAKES COMFORTABLY TO WORKING WITH LAND.

5.  SPARSELY POPULATED HENCE EASY TO START A PROJECT AND GET IT OFF THE GROUND.

6.  GOODWILL ALREADY CREATED AMONGST THE PEOPLE OF THE LAND AS ‘DERA VILLAGE 

     RETREAT’ HAS PROVIDED  EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES -  DIRECT AND INDIRECT.

7.   BEING IN CLOSE PROXIMITY TO DELHI CO-ORDINATION AND MONITORING BY SAHIL AT 

      VARIOUS LEVELS IS POSSIBLE, INVOLVEMENT OF EXPERTISE OF OTHER ORGANIZATION 

      IS ALSO READILY AVAILABLE.  A round trip journey with return by night too is feasible and 

      undertaken many a times.

8.  IDEAL ACCOMMODATION IN 

     COMFORTABLE SURROUND-

     INGS ALREADY EXISTING ON 

     GROUND.

9. IDEALLY LOCATED ON THE 

    GOLDEN TRIANGLE.



 

WHY PROPOSE KALAKHO??

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