Fundación Ramana is a non-profit organization. It was set up in 2002 with the aim of cooperating with local projects that are dedicated to the promotion of the rights and empowerment of children and women in the most disadvantaged areas of the world, offering them a more dignified present and future.
Education is the base of our foundation. An educated person can decide their own future. A person who knows their rights can fight for them.
We believe in equal rights and opportunities. This is why we work in countries where girls are three times less likely to go to school than boys and more at risk of being exploited both through work and sexually.
For women, sociocultural factors keep them out of any decision, factors such as early marriages, multiple pregnancies that harm their health, domestic violence and economic dependence.
Our work has been focused on India and Morocco and since February 2018, we are also present in Nepal.
Ramana Foundation has been legally registered with the Generalitat of Catalonia since December 5, 2002, with registration number G-43-586171 and order number 1731.
The patrons of the foundation are 5 people who collaborate in an altruistic way. We also have the support of volunteers who help with the development of projects from Spain and in the countries where we are present. We work as a team and we put any decision to a vote.
How we work
Fundación Ramana collaborates with local organizations who share the same objectives as us.
We do not create projects but we select projects with difficulties in disadvantaged areas, we travel to the place, analyse their needs and find the resources to help them..
To identify their needs and achieve solutions, we promote local participation, trying to generate sustainable development according to the environment, options and culture.
We believe that the following objectives not only make a difference to our targeted population, but also to their societies and environment.
Offering help to orphaned and abandoned children and to familes without resources so they can access higher education or vocational trainings. also providing enterpreneur women with training courses
Improving the healthcare system and preventing diseases through educational programs, medical attention in hospitals, setting up medical camps, hiring healthcare professionals and access to drinking water.
Improving nutrition to prevent childhood malnutrition which affects physical and cognitive development. creating educational programs in order to prevent diseases caused by bad eating habits and embracing a healthier behavior. considering the development of organic farms and orchards in each location.
Generating personal improvement in the communities where we work and enabling human development, increasing the ability for understanding and reasoning, as well as enhancing empathy, solidarity, companionship, harmony, teamwork, balance, respect and tolerance.