NSM Foundation envisions to grow as an idea across regions, economies and countries using urban discard as a tool to alleviate poverty and enhance the dignity of the economically underprivileged in the world. Address basic but neglected issues of the economically backward by involving them in evolving their own solutions with dignity and urban material as reward.
Our Design And Strategy Principles
- Building and maintaining a connection of empathy, dignity and value between the issues of the economically divided sections of the mass.
- Leveraging and empowering already available resources, wisdom, time, skills and efforts of people.
- Approaching complex and interwoven challenge of poverty and discard in a human-centred and community driven way.
- Equipping end users in cities and villages to thrive and evolve sustainably.
- Listening deeply to our rural communities with humility, treating people with dignity and respect.
- Evolving solutions with, not for the communities we work with.
- Working alongside. We facilitate, nudge and empower our partners and communities environmentally and socially to infuse new life and vitality into their communities.
- Being responsive. We are constantly learning, incorporating and addressing from the reality of changing communities, contexts and deepening relationships
- Rooting Ideas in Community. Our on ground strategies are built from the context, cultures, knowledge, wisdom, resources, needs, and aspirations of the rural communities we work with.
- Principles Driven. Our reflection, decision-making and action, in the face of complexity and uncertainty is driven by our guiding principals.
- To recognize and value the potential of local resource and traditional wisdom of people.
- To focus on the receiver’s dignity instead of the donor’s pride.
- To promote circular economy by ensuring maximum use of each material.
- To collaborate with partner organizations to increase effectiveness and scale.
- To view every entity as equal stakeholder in the process of development rather than observing hierarchical relationships.
- In the race of development we all are too focused on machines i.e. the big, known issues, ignoring the needles- the most important basic needs.
At NSM our focus is on the needles.. i.e the small neglected needs while the world focuses on the big machines. With a large scale civic participation, it is becoming a big people’s movement for development.