Navjyoti India Foundation was established in 1988 by Kiran Bedi and a group of police officers to promote welfare policing which resulted in the drug de-addiction program. Since then Navjyoti has focused on a wide variety of issues such as education, women empowerment, family counseling, rural and urban development, health, HIV/AIDS, environment. Over 12,000 people are impacted on a daily basis.
Holambi Kalan, Delhi is a resettlement colony established in 2004. When Yamuna Pushta slum got demolished as part of urban development program, the state government gave this land for resettlement. Since Navjyoti had established relations with the community, the people of Navjyoti also decided to move with the community to Holambi Kalan and changed its approach and strategies to suite the changed needs of the community.
Vibha supports Navjyoti with the aim of promoting a favorable environment for children to pursue education especially at the middle and secondary levels in order to ensure high retention and low drop out rates in formal schools. It works with children by offering tutorial assistance. In addition, it works to address other issues of concern that hamper children to continue with their studies primarily the mindset of parents and the community, role of teachers as well as the perception of children towards the importance of education. 3000 youngsters from poor families are being made part of Navjyoti’s training program every day.
Navjyoti India Foundation released its Annual Souvenir on 6 March 2011. This was the 24th year of community service that Navjyoti celebrated. The Souvenir portrayed its journey from “Evolution to Revolution”. Evolution era includes Navjyoti Community College Inauguration, various event celebration, exposure visits, workshops and training programs. Revolution section consists of Navjyoti going global, success stories, donor gratitude awards, Indira Gandhi National Open University national meet and kids on rampage. Young students of Navjyoti from Jehangirpuri and Bawani area entertained the audience and put this entire show together all by themselves.