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:
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.
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.
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
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
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
OUT DOOR GAMES: FOOT BALL/VOLLEY BALL AND CRICKET EQUIPENT HAS BEEN PROVIDED
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.
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:
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
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
Paper Craft: Developing skills to make goods out of paper.
Sewing Classes: to help young village girls learn to stitch.
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
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
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:
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
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
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
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:
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.
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
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.
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).
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
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
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
DRINKING WATER PROJECT
PLANTATION OF TREES
COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM
A VILLAGE ROAD
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
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
INGS ALREADY EXISTING ON
9. IDEALLY LOCATED ON THE