Our pilot project is in Kumbhalgarh, Rajasthan. Ayaad’s work in Rajasthan can be divided into four broad categories:
Building eco friendly colony for the elderly.KUNBA The colony is a gated property with more than 60 percent green area with farms, gardens and fruit orchards. There will be 15 cottages, 10 suites and 5 guest houses. The colony will also have a meditation hall, a library, a restaurant, a canteen, a learning centre for children, shops, an amphitheatre, and a clinic. The sports complex will have a room for indoor games, a fitness track, a gymnasium, swimming pool and a badminton court.Situated in the lap of the Aravalis, the site for the colony has hills, lakes and forest in its neighborhood. There is a multi speciality hospital within 5 kilometres. Well connected with roads, state highway and national highway, the colony is on the Thurawad Road of Reecher village, Charbhuja, Rajsamand. It is 25 kilometres away from the Kumbhalgarh fort, but the fort is visible from the site.
Creating a platform for child protection and child development DIMAGSHALA focussing on the children from the nearby villages. Ayaad aims to adopt one child from the local area per elderly resident of the colony. The legal custody of the child will rest with the parents or guardians. Ayaad will provide a learning space to these children by conducting workshops, trainings and classes. A learning centre will be set up in the colony, away from the residences to give privacy to the elderly who don’t want to engage with children. We also engage with local schools where we interact with the teachers, students and their parents.
Organic Kitchen – YA KITCHEN more than 60 percent of land is left for growing fruits and vegetables. Only organic manure and pesticides are used in the farm. The colony will have a health food restaurant with home cooked, tasty and healthy food. The name of the restaurant is Ya kitchen. Ya means mother in the local dialect.
Eco-tourism PILGRIM SOULS- Ayaad foundation conducts tours to Kumbhalgarh and nearby places at affordable cost. We encourage elderly groups and make all necessary arrangements for comfortable stay and travel. The travel destinations include Ajmer, Pushkar, Kumbhalgarh, Nathdwara, Udaipur, Ranakpur, Jodhpur. The trips will be religious, adventure, soaking in nature, peaceful soul searching or just plain pleasure based on the ask of the