“Zemyna Foundation” is a Not for Profit organization (Section 8 Company) set up in 2019 and registered under the provision of the Companies Act, 2013. Our objective is to promote the empowerment of women and underprivileged girls through various skill-building vocational training, livelihood programs, and education. We believe in making this Earth a better place by spreading awareness of our interconnectedness with the environment through campaigns. With the purpose of giving back to society, we engage with communities for social transformation through various talks, sessions, film screenings, awareness campaigns, workshops, etc.
We believe that Compassion holds the key to restoring our planet and creating conditions in which our future generation will thrive.
Namrata (Nnaumrata) Arora
Founder and Director
A spiritual eco-feminist, Nnaumrata is the Founding Director of Zemyna Foundation, Director and Global Board Member of Systems and Complexity in Organisations (SCiO) and Founder/Director of Life Beyond Motherhood (now Enactive Systems). Passionate about Inclusion and Belonging, Women Empowerment and Environment issues, Nnaumrata brings with her 23 years of experience, including a corporate career in organizational learning and development, DEIB Consulting, Systems Thinking Research, Circle Convening, Community “Weaving”, Conscious Living Coaching, Workshop Facilitation, Writing and Public Speaking. Life Positive Magazine’s 24th Anniversary edition (April 2020) recognised her as one of India’s 14 influential drivers of social change.
Deepti advocates conversations, embracing discomfort to dismantle patriarchy and explore personal identities. Intrigued by the intersection of the physical and metaphysical, she guides individuals towards balance in daily life. With experience in corporate and entrepreneurial realms, Deepti’s passion for wellness and coaching led her to specialize in holistic health. As an NLP coach and mind-body therapist, she serves professionals and entrepreneurs, emphasizing mindfulness, emotional well-being, and work-life balance. In 2016, Deepti established Healclinic (www.healclinic.in), a wellness platform that addresses physical, mental, and emotional well-being.
Content and Outreach Head
Aruna is a freelance Content Writing professional with over 12 years of work experience across different domains. In addition to developing web content and company presentations, she maintains social media posts and campaigns related to Zemyna Foundation. She is also passionate about providing support and guidance to students who join us for an internship program. When not working, she enjoys sketching, painting, gardening, and cooking.
The Story of Our Logo
We were keen on creating a logo that would be a visual element describing our purpose to strengthen our bond with the earth. The joyful ballerina holding the infinite hearts indicates the dance of life and the importance of being happy believing in the infinite possibilities for change with compassion. The earth as head represents our thoughts on restoring the planet by creating conditions in which our future generation will thrive.
The artist behind our logo design is Zaina. She was in grade 12 when she illustrated this logo for us.
Few words from Zaina:
My name is Zaina. I’m in the 12th grade currently and I love sketching. My experience designing the logo for this fantabulous website was tremendous. I really enjoyed the process of translating the ideas into a logo!
“Great love is born of great knowledge of the thing that is loved, and if you do not know it, you can love it little or not at all’’ ~ Leonardo Da Vinci
Zemyna Foundation was set up with the vision of strengthening our collective connection with the Earth, by way of awakening humanity to our interconnectedness.
- Our interdependence and interconnectedness with everyone else and with our planet
- Compassion is the superpower that holds the secret to success in preserving the Earth and making it
- A sense of justice – for ourselves, for all fellow beings, and our planet
- Ownership to lead people into constructive action right here and now
- A bold new collective vision for birthing a New Earth
- Collaboration across borders to build an inclusive planet
- Children of all ages by bringing them closer to Nature in a fun and playful way
- Youth by sensitizing them to the need of the hour and enabling them to channel their energies in bringing about a positive change
- Women by getting them together in “Circles” of mutual support and inner development thereby helping create conscious communities
Our key focus areas of Education, Environment and Women Empowerment are aligned with the UN sustainable development goals (UNSDGs) and we have been catalyzing change in diverse communities through circle-work, film screenings, mini-workshops, vocational training, and afforestation projects to name a few.
While we were faced with the challenge of continuing our work during the pandemic, we were able to creatively deploy our resources for driving change.
We are an organization striving to bring compassion to our education system. We work in close collaboration with educational institutions, school leaders, educators, policymakers, and parents. We are committed to engaging with schools for conducting programs on Mindfulness & Compassion.
We conduct in-person and online awareness sessions for educational institutions and corporates. We believe that fostering a connection between children with nature will help them grow as responsible global citizens. Our Earth Ninjas Fellowship Program introduces young adults to the Systems Thinking approach.
Our Internship program is an initiative to encourage high school children into community service. We tasked interns with interviewing community elders engaged in making the world a better place. Our awareness sessions have been conducted for Residential Condominiums, Groups of Women, The Taj Group of Hotels, and Xavier’s College in Mumbai.
Our awareness sessions have been conducted for Residential Condominiums, Groups of Women, The Taj Group of Hotels, and Xavier’s College in Mumbai. Our awareness sessions have been conducted for Residential Condominiums, Groups of Women, The Taj Group of Hotels, and Xavier’s College in Mumbai.
We are a catalyst for awakening the consciousness of people towards adopting earth-friendly practices. We work with institutions, corporates, communities, and policymakers in innovative ways to create awareness about sustainable practices and assist people in making the correct choices.
Our Afforestation projects include the plantation of over 500 trees in Maharashtra & Uttarakhand. We organized Nature walks in Mumbai for women & children on Earth day, Children’s day & World Environment Day as an initiative to bring in a positive change to be responsible towards nature.
As a passion to reduce environmental pollution, we crafted climate change & nature immersion programs for corporates, leading B-schools & residential societies in Gurgaon & Ghaziabad.
With an objective to inspire children on preserving Mother nature, our Photogging Day is a Playback Theatre-based event in Mumbai for children.
We support self-sufficient communities by setting up an Organic Farmer’s Market & organized a session for domestic helpers in Mumbai on Laborer’s Day. Our Plogging treks across 3 cities in India in collaboration with trek leaders were aimed at connecting people in urban with nature.
We are the convenors of “Women Circles” in organizations and communities and work in various settings to provide women with a safe space to explore different options for self-development. This community bonding empowers them to be their confident selves and lead happier lives. Our innovative flagship initiative in Mumbai is based on principles of Circle Work for both elderly & middle-aged women.
Our in-person tailoring classes in Mumbai aim to improve the economic growth of underprivileged women. We teach them how to stitch eco-friendly cloth-based sanitary pads & cloth bags using old bedsheets to lead a dignified livelihood. We have also hosted virtual sessions from Sikkim on sustainable menstruation & hygiene to spread health awareness.
To encourage the potential of skilled tribal women in Odisha we have promoted their skill training videos on basket weaving across various channels.
We are working with a community in Kumaon by supporting women to be self-sufficient. Under this project, we support women to make products such as jams & potpourri from forest produce to lead a sustainable livelihood.