The Naz Foundation (India)

Location New Delhi, India (operate in Delhi, Mumbai & Chennai)
Year Started 1994
Programme The Goal Programme (Netball, financial literacy and life skills, 10-month programme with semi-weekly sessions delivered in urban slums and schools)
Target Participant Underprivileged adolescent girls 12 – 20 years
Cost Per Participant The average cost per beneficiary (girl) between 2010-2013 was Indian Rupees 5,354 (US$89); the average cost per beneficiary between 2014-2016 is Indian Rupees 1,805 (US$30). 
Programme Reach

Budget:  Indian Rupees 2.4 Crore (US$400,000)

Size of programme:  33 sites across 3 of India’s largest cities (Delhi, Mumbai & Chennai)

Number of participants:  18,400 girls as of March 2015, projected to reach over 40,000 by 2017. Peer leaders to grow from 330 to 1280, and community sport coaches from 52 to 193.  


The Naz Foundation, India
The Naz Foundation Trust, founded in 1994, is a New Delhi-based NGO addressing HIV/AIDS and sexual health. Naz implements a holistic approach to combat HIV, focusing on prevention as well as treatment. Their services target marginalised populations infected and affected by HIV. They also work to sensitise communities about the prevalence of HIV, and highlight issues related to sexuality and sexual health.

In 2006, Naz began implementing the Goal programme as a strategic effort to empower girls and women in exercising their rights. Goal is a collaborative, multi-stakeholder initiative that links the private and NGO sectors and uses team sport (in this case netball) as a vehicle for social inclusion. This community-based programme is aimed at building self-confidence, knowledge and leadership amongst adolescent girls. Life skills sessions on a variety of topics –  including sexual health, gender-based violence and financial literacy – are offered under the guidance of a Goal Champion (or leader). Each session is paired with a netball skills training, led by a female community sport coach.