About Us

Yocto Foundation is a social and development organization based in Pondicherry, India. It was established in July 2019 to address the critical educational needs of socio-economically disadvantaged children and communities in urban Pondicherry and its surrounding villages.

Yocto Foundation’s foundational belief is that all human beings are equal in rights and dignity, and everyone is entitled to food, clothing, and shelter.

Yocto Foundation’s mission is two fold:

  • To enable socio-economically disadvantaged in the Pondicherry environs to fully claim their rights to education by developing social programs, building physical infrastructure, and identifying sources of financial support.
  • To work for community development by supporting and increasing beneficiaries’ awareness of their own skills and capabilities, while respecting each individual’s self-worth and capacity to achieve full independence and self-reliance.

Yocto Foundation’s approach to addressing the educational needs of children and communities is thus integrative, comprehensive, and holistic. Recognizing that:

  • Adressing educational needs involves addressing health, nutrition, hygiene, housing, security, and other family and community needs in parallel
  • Educational development is most effective when it is addressed in the context of broader, social and economic development: support for individual children requires addressing family and community needs
  • Development initiatives provide lasting social empowerment only when they enable individuals to become autonomous, active, contributing members of society.

Yocto Foundation’s various projects collectively aim to:

Provide Access:

  • To education.
  • To employment via micro-credit lending and vocational training schemes.
  • To healthcare via a free dispensary and the organization of health camps.

Provide Support:

  • To students by organizing homework help sessions, summer camps, literacy/reading sessions and so on.
  • To working parents by offering childcare in crèches, and nutritionally balanced meals and snacks in Sharana’s kitchens; Provide opportunities.
  • For individuals to participate in income-generating projects that provide training and employment, while also off-setting the costs of Sharana’s other undertakings.

Our Services

State Scholars

Food Distribution

Service To Police


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