Nada India Foundation

  • Who are we?

    Nada acts as an initiator, facilitator and supporter for community initiatives working towards a gender sensitive, child friendly world where barrier free services are available to all.
  • What is our mission?

    To foster a network of community based initiatives, striving to develop empowered leadership & healthy choices amongst marginalized & vulnerable populations especially adolescents, women & senior citizens.
  • Our History

    In 1999, Nada started working in India under the supervision & leadership of Dr. Michael O. Smith with the objective of making barrier free addiction treatment & well-being issues available across communities.

Training & Tech Assistance

Nada India Foundation contributes through information sharing & skill building to the work of government initiatives, NGOs, corporate agencies, students, and the general public.


NIF offers articles, audio-visual material on topics including addiction, adolescent issues, women’s health, HIV/AIDS, auricular acupuncture, peer counselling, trauma counselling, treatment, and rehabilitation.


Nada India researches many areas including the efficacy of auricular acupuncture in diverse treatment settings. Further NIF conducts research in areas such as child rights, substance abuse, adolescent health etc.

Support Nada India Foundation in multiple ways

Nada India always welcomes both national and international volunteers and offers a placement program in which to best suit the needs of its volunteers and its programming. NIF also welcomes donations - in cash or kind. Nada India Foundation is a registered NGO. All donations to Nada India are exempted from tax under section 80G of the Indian Income Tax Act.
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About Us

Nada India Foundation is a pool of community initiatives (registered as well as informal initiatives). This network strives to develop an empowered leadership and healthy choices amongst marginalized and vulnerable populations especially adolescents, women & senior citizens.
    • Environmental concerns
    • Simplicity
    • Empowerment
    • Innovation
    • Peer-based
    • People-centred
    • Self-help based
    • Participatory
    • Barrier free services
    • Child rights & responsibilities
    • Use of interactive media
    • Gender sensitivity