Sahaara believes that every person has a dream, and our work centers around ensuring that marginalized persons are able to articulate and work towards achieving their dream. Children living in Mumbai juvenile homes are one of the most marginalized children in Mumbai. Institutionalized, these children are most often from highly poverty stricken families.
As a part of the holistic intervention therein, Sahaara imparts computer education to the children between fourteen to eighteen years of age in the juvenile homes. Sahaara’s in-house computer course delivers a fitting foundation to the children preparing their skills for the technology-driven world outside the homes. The children attending the computer training get a start which will help them break out of the poverty cycle and fulfill their dreams of a stable future.
Manish desires to be a computer engineer!
15 year old Manish hails from a family in Panvel. His mother is employed as an assistant nurse in a local hospital. His father was a driver who passed away in a road accident in 2004. Since then, they due to financial constraints, his mother decided to send Manish and his brother to the Chembur Children’s Home in 2006.
Manish is now in Class VIII and is enrolled into Sahaara’s computer training course. Curious by nature, he is showing keen interest in learning computers. At this six-month computer course, Manish is learning the computer basics and MS Office. He is also good at his studies and has various other skills like drawing and painting.
He and his brother visit their mother in holidays and during the vacation period to spend time together. Manish’s mother is very happy with his progress. Manish dreams to be a computer engineer someday. Sahaara is guiding Manish and helping him excel in his computer education so that he can get closer to his dream and get better employment opportunities in the future.