The word Buniyaad is derived from Persian and it means foundation in English. As the name suggests it aims at strengthening the foundation of our society by improving the human capital at the grass roots level. Buniyaad India is a participatory development agency which strives to empower people to shape their future through access to quality education, health care, safe drinking water and sanitation. In addition to these core development activities, Buniyaad India is committed to open, accountable and transparent governance; promotion of human rights; respect for cultural, linguistic and religious diversity and equality of opportunity irrespective of gender, caste, creed and geographical location. It believes that development is fundamentally a process of empowering people to participate in planning, implementing and evaluating development activities aimed at improving the quality of their life.