Gul 4 Change a.k.a G4C is a sub program of The Col. Shamsher Singh Foundation. It focuses on four target areas:
Local Issues: Gender Equality and Addiction Awareness
Punjab in general and Fatehgarh Saheb District in particular has the lowest sex ratio in the country. Female foeticide here is amongst the highest in the world. Drug addiction is consuming Punjabi youth in large numbers. G4C will work with established NGOs, understand and promote their cause nationally and internationally so they are well funded and accountable on targets.
Education and employment
School drop out rates are increasing. Seeing educated family and friends without jobs disillusions the youth. The need to increase employment by increasing public and private investment in the form of commercial and governmental concerns is vital. Promotion of practical vocational and specialized courses necessary to provide immediate employment is the need of the hour. Based on regional demography G4C will encourage national and international concerns keen to set up business in India and lobby as a pressure group to ensure policy till implementation occurs.
To enhance the surroundings and circumstances in which a person, animal or plant lives or operates. G4C will aggressively work with its volunteers, NGOs and Government bodies to promote basic sanitation, medical help, first aid, rain water harvesting, solar and wind energy, public toilets, waste disposal, roads and basic infrastructure. Practical applications via demonstrations will be displayed with the help of volunteers. Costing and financial viabilities with access to loans will be provided.
There is very little that has been done in this sphere. Unfortunately when the worst happens it is only then that we start building teams to help. G4C will have a list of volunteers who will be available to help for disaster management. G4C will ensure the volunteers are trained and the teams are equipped and funded to act when required. Protocols and procedures will be established to achieve smooth operation as far as possible.