The Anita Mendiratta Foundation is a registered charitable incorporated organisation

charity number 1185358 


As officially outlined in the Charitable Objects of THE ANITA MENDIRATTA FOUNDATION, the Foundation focuses on “sustaining the advancement of education in developing communities around the world with the aim of remobilisation of communities when they are in recovery stage following crisis events (ie. natural disaster, terrorism, social unrest). Countries of emphasis will be those where the tourism sector contributes significantly to the national economy and identity. This will be done through, inter alia, working in cooperation with on-the-ground organisations in the community or region affected by a crisis event to rapidly support reactivation of initiatives that directly impact children and their families in particular, but without limitation.”

Our aim is to identify people and projects in need of support for local community rebuilding of childcare post-crisis. This has been chosen as, while in the immediate phase after a crisis aid agencies and other entities go in to provide core infrastructure, the social fabric of local communities is often kept as secondary priority, with education programmes having to wait, which means people are left waiting for a sense of routine, a sense of stability and a sense of value. In so doing the AMF will not only work to sustain education programmes of some of the youngest members of the community, it will help free from disruption and fear the hearts and minds of their families, and the wider community, thus enabling hope and momentum of daily life to return sooner.

our origins

On the 17th of June, 2018, a milestone day, I received the most incredible gift from someone who is a central part of my heart and who understands my heart – Alan Elliott Merschen. The shock was immense. I understood what it was, but I couldn’t quite absorb its enormity: its immense purpose, its huge potential impact. I needed to get my head around it. I needed to get my heart around it – I needed to fully honour it.

Over the past year I, we, have been figuring out where in the world to bring this gift to life, and where in the world it can start to touch lives. The process of defining the WHAT, WHY and WHEN has been a long, important one. But now we know!

And so here, now, I am delighted to share that the creation of THE ANITA MENDIRATTA FOUNDATION, is now officially registered as a globally-focused Charitable Incorporated Organisation (CIO) with the UK Charity Commission. For this, I thank Alan with all of my heart, and with this, I hope to be able to make all the difference. x

Founding of The Anita Mendiratta Foundation

Officially registered with the UK Charity Commission

The work begins identifying and supporting communities post-crisis.

How You Can Help

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