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Livelihoods and inclusion for all citizens

What is Lighthouse Communities Foundation?

Lighthouse Communities Foundation (LCF) is an ambitious mission to build communities through employment and entrepreneurship for all; by creating an environment of dignity, inclusion and attainment of full potential. We do this through agency building, digital literacy, skills development, and collaborative ecosystem building in urban bodies throughout India and Asia.

What is Lighthouse Communities Foundation?

Lighthouse Communities Foundation (LCF) is an ambitious mission to build communities through employment and entrepreneurship for all; by creating an environment of dignity, inclusion and attainment of full potential. We do this through agency building, digital literacy, skills development, and collaborative ecosystem building in urban bodies throughout India and Asia.

Towards the Mission of Sampoorna Cities

LCF incorporates the successful Pune City Connect model where the mission of “Sampoorna Pune” is being achieved by comprehensive interventions in all the slum communities of the city and three tracks managed by us.

Lighthouse:
Center for Skilling and Livelihood

Digital Empowerment

Models of Excellence in
Education

Pune City Connect has been chosen as the India city partner by Aspen Institute’s Global Opportunity Youth Network (GOYN)

Global Opportunity Youth Network logo

The Team

LCF is led by Dr. Ganesh Natarajan and Ms. Ruchi Mathur, who bring a stellar track record in the corporate as well as social sectors and supported by an eminent Board of Directors and an outstanding management team. LCF has alliances with Asian Venture Philanthropy Network, Social Venture Partners India, Ministry of Urban Development and the National Institute of Urban Affairs, Government of India.

Board of Directors

Ashwini Malhotra
Ashwini Malhotra

Managing Director, Weikfield Foods Pvt. Ltd.

Ganesh Natarajan
Dr. Ganesh Natarajan

Chairmain, Pune City Connect

Pradeep Bhargava
Pradeep Bhargava

Independent Director, Persistent Systems

Rajesh Navani
Rajan Navani

Vice Chairman & Managing Director, Jetline Group of Companies, India, APAC & USA

Rahul Kirloskar
Rahul Kirloskar

Chairman, Kirloskar Group

Sudhir Mehta
Sudhir Mehta

Chairman & MD, Pinnacle Industries Ltd.

Malini Thadani
Malini Thadani

Senior Advisor, FTI Consulting

Rajesh Sinha
Rajesh Sinha

CEO & Chairman, Fulcrum Group of Companies

Ruchi Mathur
Ruchi Mathur

Director & CEO, Pune City Connect

Pervin Varma
Pervin Varma

Trustee – CRY

THE LIGHTHOUSE VIDEO TOUR

This virtual tour takes you through the Lighthouse
model and its impact. Also hear from some of the
Lighthouse partners!

Interested in setting up
a Lighthouse in your city?

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