Sshrishti means creation and our mission is creating a better tomorrow for the underprivileged children living in our city's slums and remote villages of India. Our Mission is to bridge the educational divide through modern learning centers, which will meet the specific needs of the children of the migrant labourers. Along with education we also aim to offer nutrition, basic health care and opportunities for various life skill developments to the underprivileged children. Our objective is also to offer computer learning to the children in remote villages of India who have no access to such facilities. Our founding principle is to fight social inequity and ensure each child gets his or... read more Sshrishti means creation and our mission is creating a better tomorrow for the underprivileged children living in our city's slums and remote villages of India. Our Mission is to bridge the educational divide through modern learning centers, which will meet the specific needs of the children of the migrant labourers. Along with education we also aim to offer nutrition, basic health care and opportunities for various life skill developments to the underprivileged children. Our objective is also to offer computer learning to the children in remote villages of India who have no access to such facilities. Our founding principle is to fight social inequity and ensure each child gets his or her birthright. Our goal is to make a literate India where each child has equal opportunities and enjoys his childhood with love and laughter, learning and preparing for a life of dignity. In particular Sshrishti has taken initiatives towards providing Holistic Education Sshrishti aspires to promptly address the critical lack of educational and schooling opportunities amongst India's poorest communities. It also seeks to remedy the persistent low learning outcomes and high drop-out rates by provisioning a holistic programme of learning for underprivileged children that provides quality education along with adequate nutrition, life-skill training, and the cultivation of arts and sporting faculties. Key Features: 1. Offer a flexible scheme of admissions to cater to the needs of migrant labour. 2. Give special emphasis on the education of the girl-child. 3. Offer a robust foundation through creative learning for early years along with classes 1 - 4. 4. Aim at successfully mainstreaming students into government/private schools. 5. Offer supplementary learning and remedial classes. 6. Cater to nutrition and health through mid-day meals, milk, regular health monitoring. 7. Incorporate Digital Literacy as a crucial component of education. 8. Incorporate creative, play and alternative pedagogies for holistic learning. 9. Life-skill education to nurture students into well-rounded individuals aware of both their rights and duties. Call it 'Remedial education' or 'Level appropriate Learning', this programme at Sshrishti enables the students to grow out of the rigid expectations of a curriculum to a consistent improvement in their learning outcomes. Sshrishti strongly believes in this teaching approach and has been facilitating Remedial education since 2004. Our programme, streamlined to the needs of the respective communities seeks to impact learning outcomes to bring about a qualitative transformation in the educational parameters of the community's children. Our remedial classes supplement school education by catering to individual needs of students and their respective learning levels. Conducted outside of school hours, the centres provide tutoring at minimal cost and through a multifarious teaching module that aims at holistic education and growth. Begun with the manifest objective of improving learning outcomes, curtailing drop-out rates and bridging the yawning gaps in extant schooling, Sshrishti's programmes for supplementary learning provide support and assistance to students from the poorest of communities. The programmes incorporates: 1. Batches of remedial education conducted in the mornings and evenings (after/before school hours) for the children of pre-primary and primary/higher schools respectively. 2. Grouping of students in three levels : Foundation, Level 1 and Level 2 to give them a holistic learning experience. The approach and understanding being that each child is different in terms of learning ability, academic standards, academic performance and classroom learning and each has their own pace. 3. Teachers recruited from the community to ensure sustainability and self-reliance. 4. Notebooks, pencils, learning aids provided at a minimal cost. 5. Periodic teacher-training workshops. 6. Libraries to encourage reading, self-motivated learning and sharing. 7. Regular parent-teacher interactions to mobilize community support for education and make the project both participatory and need-responsive. Digital literacy, Sshrishti hopes, would not only supplement schooling and education but also foster employability, greatly enhancing the quality of livelihood possibilities available to youth from marginalized and impoverished communities. It is with these objectives that Sshrishti's programme incorporates: 1. Training in basic computer applications like MS Office. 2. Trained computer educator with a well-planned syllabus. 3. Computer classes being conducted in two batches to suit varying school hours. 4. Community mobilization and outreach activities for securing greater participation from women and girls. 5. Use of digital technology to foster awareness and supplement school education. 6. Encouragement to creative skills using computer applications. Apart from its primary intervention on education Sshrishti also realises the importance of skill training for offering better livelihood opportunities for the youth of the country. It is also an important tool in economic upliftment of marginalised women. Sshrishti's skill training programme Sshrishti Jagriti is a programme focussed on tailoring and handcrafting. Its beneficiaries make household utility products and fashion accessories. The products made by these women beneficiaries continue to sell, bringing additional income for their families. This in turn enhances self esteem of the women and improves their social status. Women's effective and gainful participation in the workforce is recognized not only as a precondition to holistic community development, but a fundamental indicator of how a nation treats crucial half of its population - its women. Vocational training and skill-building remains critical for both, women's economic self-sufficiency and their quest of dignity and empowerment. We at Sshrishti believe that it is the women who remain also, the bearers of the fundamental possibility of reform and change, the primary agents of radical social transformation. We thus affirm the centrality of women to any initiative of effective social reform - the idea that a woman empowered makes for the most radical means of development. Alternately, it remains apparent that any initiative of development and growth must remain both, necessarily incomplete and inevitably vacuous without addressing first, the cause of gender justice and equity. Sshrishti's women advocacy program reaches out to organizations and workplaces and helps them to create and execute an effective gender sensitization program. The main objective of our advocacy program aims - - To develop sensitivity amongst participants in perceiving existing gender concerns, prejudices and inequalities. - To reflect on and understand our own gendered identities, perceptions and biases. - To recast gender sensitivity as an imperative for mutual understanding, respect and growth. - To drive forth the idea that gender sensitivity is not about pitting men against women, but a requisite for dignity and development. Sshrishti has also reached out to the poorest hill-villages of the state of Uttarakhand through its multi-pronged scheme of rural regeneration. Presently Sshrishti Community Resource Network (CRN). Sshrishti's comprehensive programme is being implemented in remote villages of Uttarakhand. Sshrishti CRN particularly aspires to improve education and livelihood opportunities of the most vulnerable rural communities of Uttarakhand. With the vision to create a literate and empowered India, Sshrishti has made rapid strides in the last thirteen years touching the lives of over 13,000 beneficiaries with current projects covering the states of Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Haryana and Uttarakhand and with completed projects in Rajasthan and Punjab. Today there are centres offering education for the early years, digital literacy in remote areas and for education and skill training for women and youth.
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