O.A.S.I.S. Trust - Journey So Far
Inception & Organisation: (1989-93)
Way back in 1989, a group of 10-12 enthusiastic youths started informal gatherings at Vadodara, Gujarat. Gradually 250-300 youths became part of these weekly self-development sessions on various important aspects of life. In 1991, an informal organisation known as “Oasis-a university of Love, Life & Friendship for youth” was then set up by these friends, which focused on programmes for youths of university/colleges. Thereafter in 1992, Oasis got involved into a dozen of social welfare activities.
Registration As A Public Charitable Trust: (1993)
On 3rd December, 1993, to facilitate these activities, it then got registered as a Public trust (Under Bombay Public Trust Act 1950) Oasis -A Selfless International Society (O.A.S.I.S.). Soon commitment and vision replaced the dreamy ideals of the young members and a strong core team, consisting of fresh doctors, engineers, artists & likes, dedicated their prime life-years in order to create a youth movement for social transformation through Human Development & Leadership building activities.
From Organisation to Movement: (1999 onwards)
After about a decade, Oasis reached a juncture where it has grown from an organization into a movement. Keeping Character Building at the core, Oasis is active through various organisations working for different social causes. Presently these 4 Oasis Social-welfare entrepreneurship Organisations run by around 15 Teammates (Agents of Change) are working in the diverse fields which include, Workshops and Courses on concepts of Living, Loving, Learning..., Publications on Character Building, Organic Farming, Rural Development Programmes, Partnership Projects with Organizations to bring Positive Change, Promotion of Wholistic Life Style through the OASIS shop, Community Health Development, Medical Relief through Primary Health Clinics in Slum Areas, Youth Leadership Development Programme, Wholistic Life Promotion – Yoga and Ayurveda, and many more service projects.
Our activities are spread in various cities of India, viz Baroda, Surat, Rajkot, Ahmedabad, Mumbai, Bangalore as also in USA & Europe.
What we Aspire
Oasis Movement centers on Community Development through Individual Development. Hence, most of the projects undertaken by Oasis, focus on inspiring leadership in people. Thereby, to encourage them towards owning up community projects, social missions and thus, contribute in bringing about long term changes in society at large. At present, more than 10,000 people have directly benefitted so far from Oasis Programs and we aspire to reach out to many more in coming years...