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Partnering hope into the lives of the marginalised, Phia is helping slum children reach school!

Welcome to PHIA

Phia Foundation pins hopes on the sea change in the way we look at the things where the people of all castes, categories and creeds can lead a life without poverty, exclusion and discrimination. Each of the citizen irrespective of and men and women, rich and poor in the ideal society must have access to the rights, justice and dignity.

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With an aim to establish a gender equal society, Phia launched its gender campaign "It's possible" in March 2017 to create an unbiased and nondiscriminatory space. View All Latest News....

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Phia brings to you a visual treat of our activities all around. Give a look to the glimpses of our initiatives as we move ahead on our vision of a society free from poverty, exclusion and discrimination and where all people live with justice and dignity. Watch our work...

Our Work

Partnering with locals across the country on development and humanitarian issues, envisioning an India free from poverty, exclusion and discrimination Phia is committed to improving lives of one and all. To know more about our work click here...

Current Projects

Creating an unbiased space where all genders have a say, responding to emergencies, education and health in slum communities, fighting to end manual scavenging is what we have been preaching. Read more about our current projects....

It's Possible: The campaign

With the will to hammer the age old perceived notions around masculinity and intending to set up space where no gender dominates and all have an equal say and share of the resources and in society, Phia Foundation has launched it's one of a kind campaign, It's Possible, seeking an unbiased space where equality for all forms the core value. Join us in this initiative of breaking stereotypes... read more

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#I Refuse to be the one who is mute to gender based discrimination. #Itspossible



I am delighted to be part of Phia Foundation’s exciting journey. Since becoming chair of the board, I have witnessed the rapid development and evolution of an organisation that is reaching people living in some of the toughest places in India, from those affected by floods to those living in gruelling urban poverty. I am proud that Phia is able to respond to people in an effective and timely way.

Our way of working with some the poorest and most marginalised people is desperately needed as our great country gears itself up for the challenge of reaching the new Sustainable Development Goals. Our work, alongside other organisations, will be vital in reaching those so often left out. I look forward to the coming year with great hope and optimism as we develop new programmes and forge relationships with stakeholders including the private sector, state governments and civil society. Working together will bring much more effective and lasting solutions and we are committed to this. I invite you to join with us on our journey and help to do something special.

Shobhana Ramachandran, Chair of the Phia Foundation board



Shobhana Ramachandran, Chair of the Phia Foundation board

Success Story


  • For 3 hours a day, 10 year old Arifa collects reusable garbage. She does it because she’s told to, and not because she’s aware that it’s sold to provide for her family of three older sisters and a one-year-old brother.

  • Along the Uttar Pradesh Border, buried in the by lanes of Bhowapur, is a learning centre run by Phia Foundation, for children from the rag picking community that lives in its fringes.

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