Honavar Foundation’s focus areas include social welfare, environment and education.
Located in the heart of nature, the Trust is acutely aware of the danger disruptive modern technologies pose to the environment. We, at the Honavar Foundation, work towards the preservation of the environment with a number of activities.
Realising that the only valid form of economic growth is when it is aligned with environmental conservation, the Trust is committed to providing services required to enable mutually beneficial development for people and Nature.
Our list of activities include:
While being situated close to multiple water bodies, the town has been unable to ensure optimal distribution and use of water in the past. With greater awareness, we wish to protect the current sources of water from depletion and contamination. This will also help protect against erratic climate variations seen in recent years, in particular, unseasonal or reduced rainfall in the region. The Trust will enable local bodies with regard to the creation and maintenance of watersheds.
2. Forests and Wildlife
The Forests of Honavar are home to significant bio-diversity. The Trust is committed to the protection of the forests and wildlife surrounding the town.
The trust organises multiple programmes designed to replenish areas of the forest affected due to natural or man-made causes. These activities include planting trees, developing community forests, agro-forest cultivation, etc.
4. Rejuvenate underground water
The Trust works on the development and preservation of ponds, lakes, check dams and other water bodies that are crucial for the locals and wildlife alike. We also actively promote rain water harvesting in order to rejuvinate depleted water resources.
5. Development of cattle and wildlife food regions.
A large number of locals engage in cattle rearing that requires proper management. We wish to ensure proper care of domesticated and wild animals through multiple programmes including setting up food regions to counter growing food shortages due to the changing climate and harmful human activities.
6. Activities to control pollution and global warming
The effects of mass-produced materials are rearing its ugly head even in small, coastal towns. We promote the use of bio-degradable materials and traditional technologies that are non-toxic to the environment. The Trust hopes to make a real difference locally and a symbolic difference globally by adopting measures to make human activity less harmful to the environment.
The Trust wishes to enable greater learning and knowledge development in the region by instituting scholarships and fellowships in the area of education, research, arts and culture and professional vocation and to lay down criteria for identifying such people who deserve such scholarships, fellowships and other financial assistance, in part or in whole.
We further wish to promote awareness and education in the area of civic sense, clean and healthy living habits and personal hygiene.
Honavar Foundation aims to assist in, participate in, to organize and be associated with programmes and government, institutes, organisations, charities, trusts and other persons, legal or otherwise, working for the benefit and upliftment of poor, farmers, homeless, street children, handicapped, destitute, orphans, victims of natural or man-caused calamities and accidents and social unrest.