UTF is a collaborative effort that grew from the ‘freelance’ volunteer initiatives of the organisation’s founder, Hemant Nav Kumar. The desire to establish such an organisation was fuelled by a need to have an institution that will be able to recruit and channel the energies of young adults towards positive development by addressing the educational, environmental and social challenges faced by Uttarakhand. UTF is making a positive impact in the communities where it has a presence be it in form of polythene ban in Dehradun or school infrastructure building in calamity hit parts of Uttarakhand.
U Turn Foundation is playing an important role in changing the mindset of people towards environmental degradation.
Prior to intervention of U Turn Foundation in 2008 polythene bag was accepted as necessary evil and conversation figuring polythene was generally avoided. Today we are proud to announce that the Uttarakhand State Government has banned polythene usage below 40 microns where U Turn Foundation has contributed unequivocally.
Hundreds of students belonging to the weaker sections of society have benefited from our computer scholarship schemes.
U Turn Foundation’s voluntary wing ‘Green Force’ has motivated thousands of youth to get involved in grass root activism and become lifelong contributors in environmental protection.
The immense success of ‘Adopt a Plant’ campaign has set up a new bench mark in tree plantation activities as the survival ratio of adopted plants is exceedingly higher than conventional approach.
Our online campaigns have reached more than hundred thousand visitors and sensitized thousands to join us in our endeavour.