Project #7411

Setu Shiksha Jyoti Kendra - ( Formal School)

Our School
Our School

I am Setu, I was born on 24-02-2003 and live at During my initial years I was trying to find my feet and in 2007 I started endeavouring to Enable the Growth of Children and Youth, Empowerment of Girl child / Women and Caring for Human Health. To know more what I do visit on a regular basis .

In the year 2007, I started grooming “Out of School” children at my grooming centres across Delhi and NCR. Over 700 children we admitted into various schools in 2008 for formal education. I also decided to pick up 60 Girls for a Special Education Scholarship till they complete their school education. In 2008, I moved from Grooming into Formal education as I found this model more sustainable as it ensured continuous and quality education to Unserved Children. My school in Nithari Village Noida is now 8 Years old and I have 294 children getting educated in 2 shifts with all facilities required for good Education. This year we achieved a new Milestone " 100% result for Setu in Class 10 CBSE Board Exams".

A proud moment for all of us at Setu, all the 16 students who appeared for the 10th CBSE Boards cleared their examination. 4 students scored a CGPA of above 8 and the balance 12 a CGPA of over 7. Congratulations to all the Parents, Mentor Parents ( Sponsors), Students and the Teachers of Setu. Great Job Team Setu

 Currently I am focusing on NCR area, Empowering thru Education at my school in Nithari Village Noida and Empowering thru Skilling and Employability (Primarily the Girl Child and Women) at my Skill Centres In Noida. I also love to conduct General Health Camps, Dental Care Camps , Eye Care camps and Blood Donation Camps to help the Under-served along with Workshops on Prevention of Child Abuse and Sexual Harassment at Work Place across NCR.

 My Dream is to work with like-minded people and Corporates to fulfil their and my aspiration of Empowering the Under-served thereby leading to achievement of my Mission – “Skill and Empower the Un-served”.

 All this could not have happened without the support of my corporate and individual volunteers who come over regularly and my Corporate partners. In case you feel you can work with me or want to join me as a volunteer write to me at  or call be at 9958914533 or 9810060329.

 Thanking you for your Support

Our school 1
Our school 1
Class 11 Launch
Class 11 Launch
Class 11 Launch 1
Class 11 Launch 1
Class 10 Achievers
Class 10 Achievers
The Multi Skill Centre at Sadarpur
The Multi Skill Centre at Sadarpur

Dear Reader,

This New Year started with new achievements which also brings in new challenges for us. We started a new Multi Skill centre at Sadarpur, Sector-45, Noida. The centre shall cater to Women Empowerment and offer courses which shall be available to all types of women - illiterate, semi-literate and literate. Currently courses in Basic IT Skills and Sewing Skills are being offered. This initiative is being supported by Metlife GOSC under their Saksham and the Setu Women Empowerment and Employability Program (SWEEP).

Mr. Manpreet Singh and Mr. Arvind Jena Vice President formally launched the Setu Multi Skill Centre at Sadarpur Colony Noida. Also present were Ms Richa Sethi, Ms. Rachna Singhal Ms Nidhi Varma and Mr Abbas Rizvi CSR representatives, Mr Ravi Kaul and Vidya Vishwanathan Trustees of Setu, Mrs Indira Kaul - Advisor Setu, Ms Jyotsna Srivastava - Program Director Setu along with employees of Metlife and Setu.

There were many First this Quarter namely, the first batch of Setu class 10th students appeared for their board exams held in March 2016. Also the setup of the in house kitchen facility for our students which started on 14th Jan 2016 with preparing sweet for the children. Now on a regular basis we are providing food supplement to our school students. Thanks to our Donors who want to stay anonymous and helped us in setting up the kitchen for providing materials for the meal supplement.

 At the Blood donation camps during the last quarter a total 260 units were collected from different blood donation camps. We are thankful to corporate donors for helping us by donating bloods.


School and Student Activities

 Road Safety Campaign - Our students are brand ambassadors of Road Safety campaign of PVR. In the academic session 2015-16 students had undergone many trainings and workshops on this. The motto for the year was “Alert today Alive tomorrow”, to achieve the motto they focused on use of helmet.  During the final  presentation our students addressed students of various schools in Noida thru a workshop which included skit and open ended discussion with them.

 Republic day celebration - Our STUDENTS ALONG WITH esteemed Guests, volunteers, parents and our trustees were invited participated in a small but very lively function. Enthralling show by Setu students mesmerises the audience followed by distribution of sweets and gifts arranged by employees of Birlasoft, Eros Labs, Xavient Technologies, Dell and Octane.

 Holi celebration -  School students celebrated Holi and this year the  students of the Skill center also joined the function and not only as an audience but they also participated in the event. Children performed cultural program based on Holi.   

 Health Camps – During the last three months we were able to organise a couple of Health Camps health camps with the support of Partners Max India Foundation as well as Saket City Hospital Delhi. At Sadarpur Multu Skill Center a General health camp was organised for students .

At Nithari center for the first time we organised a health camp for parents and the residents of the Village. Total 212 parents were examined and were given medicines based on Diagnosis. The Saket City Hospital, Delhi  helped us in doing the camp. They also helped in organising camp for school students.

Our Advisor Mr. Arun Aggarwal, organised an adventure camp for Class 6th and 7th students with one teacher to Gurgaon on 10th Jan 2016.  It was a full day camp where children participated in different activities. They had experienced something new which they will remember throughout their lives.

 In the month of February our students participated in inter school competition organised by Moser Baer Trust wherein our students won a lot of prizes.

During this quarter Mayoor students along with their teacher visited twice our school to share knowledge and learn together with their science and social studies subject teachers.

At our Skill Centres ,  guest lecture session were organised for IT students on presentation skills. Our volunteer Saurabh motivated students to perform well and how to improve their presentation skills.

 Some of Our IT students went for a study tour to Dr Willmar Schwabe. They interacted with HR Head and the IT head and a had guided tour of the organisation. They got a chance to visit whole plant where they learnt about Manufacturing processes and administration.

 On 11th March 63 students were handed over certificates on successfully completing the Step course. In total 120 students completed the IT course in last financial year and 61 of them are placed into entry level jobs..

 Volunteers at School: Our volunteering activity continued during the quarter. Karan from Octane regularly interacted with our school students and Mr. Joshi and Mr. Chopra conduct moral education sessions for our middle school students on every Saturday. Another group of volunteers taught Origami to our students which was a new activity for our students.

Road Safety Workshop
Road Safety Workshop
Blood Donation Camp
Blood Donation Camp
Certification Ceremony for Basic IT students
Certification Ceremony for Basic IT students
Health Camp for Parents of Students
Health Camp for Parents of Students
Joint science workshop with Mayoor school students
Joint science workshop with Mayoor school students
Students Students Celebrate Xmas
Students Students Celebrate Xmas

Dear Readers

A Very Happy New Year to all!

At Setu 2015 ended on good note and New Year started with new challenges and new hope. In the last quarter we have received lot of corporate volunteers who helped our students in grooming their personality and gaining practical knowledge.

Hope you will enjoy reading.

I would also like to inform you that to ensure you hear more frequently from us, the Setu  newsletter shall now be on the stand every month.


Interschool Activities

The students from Army Public School Noidavisited our school on 5th October. They came for an activity on child labour. They performed skit, dance and group discussion and interacted with our class 8th to 10th students.

Mayoor School Noida students along with their teacher visited our school twice for English activities. They taught students of class VI about picture composition with the help of various pictures. In their next visit, they conducted story making activity with class VIII students. Students of both schools actively participated in these activities.

Setu Students of class VIII along with Social Science teacher visited Sri Ram Millennium School Noida on 5th December for history exhibition. Through this exhibition they came to know about historical places and events happened at those places. It added to their educational knowledge.

Our Students from primary and middle section went to Mayoor School Noida to participate in their sports day on 12th and 13th of December. They energetically participated and showed their talent and grab 1st and 2nd prize in senior and junior category respectively in Relay Race.

In the month of December SOF School Noida has invited our students from primary wing to participate in various competitions organised by them. Students participated in Hindi Recitation, Rangoli Making, Fabric Painting, Pencil Sketching and Maths Quiz. Mohd Asif of class IV won third prize in Fabric Painting and second prize in sketching.

 Mayoor School has invited our students for Christmas carnival. Our students from pre primary wing performed a dance there. They also enjoyed rides and lunch.


School Activities

In the month of October with the help of Child help line a workshop was conducted and  teenage girls of Setu were given tips on personal hygiene and “How to raise voice against wrong”.

A Workshop on Road Safety was conducted by the students of Setu for fellow students and their parents on 21st Nov. The importance of Road Safety was communicated through a skit and discussion. To know the impact of the workshop feedback was taken from the parents. Students helped them in filling it.

The Annual Setu Diwali Mela was organised on 7th Nov in school premises. Like previous years, this year too it was a grand hit. It was organised “For the students and nearby peoples, by the students” along with teachers and staff. There were many stalls of games, food and Diwali material. Students learnt about the sense of responsibility and organising while participating in the event.

This year Children Day cum Annual Function was celebrated on 14th Nov. It began with lamp lightening by our chief guest Ms. Kusum Bhatt, Mr. Arun Agarwal, our trustee Mr. Ravi Kaul along with our Principal Mrs. Indira Kaul. The program started with Sarawati Vandana, followed by fashion show and various acts based on environment by our junior students. Senior students performed skits and a nukkad natak.. It ended with award ceremony and speech by Mr. Arun Agarwal & our trustee Mr. Ravi Kaul. Master Atul Excellence award for year 2014-15 was given to Sushmita (Class X), Anisha (Class VI) and Priyanka (Class I)


Corporate visits/ volunteering

Employees from Samsung visited our school on 19th Oct. 2015 They interacted with our students and donated some stationery and notebooks.

On 28th October 2015 employees of MetLife came to our school. They interactedwith our students and participated with them in T-shirt painting, Graffiti and paper bag making excercises. Painted T-shirts were then auctioned and purchased by the employees of Met Life. It was a great fun for both students as well as for volunteers.

Our students along with 3 teachers and chief trustee were invited by Dell for their “GO_GREEN” campaign held at Hotel Leela on 4th Nov. A joint activity of pot painting was organised for students and employees of DELL legal team from all over the world .  After that our students performed a dance and conducted a fashion show.

Karan Lalawat, employee of Octane, is a regular and dedicated volunteer of Setu. He visited our school and conducted sports activity for middle classes. He interacts with students and also motivates them to participate in such activities.

Mr T D Joshi and  Com.D D Chopra two volunteers of our volunteers have been regularly conducting  story telling sessions on Saturdays. The objective is to impart moral education in our students.

On 23rd December a puppet show based on “Health & Hygiene” was organised by Max India Foundation in our school premises. Students enjoyed the show very much and also learnt how to maintain healthy Hygiene.

During The Xmas Week employees of Nuclues Software visited Setu to celebrate Christmas and distributed gifts and refreshments to students. On 24th December our students were invited by Dalmia Group, Delhi & Noida for Christmas celebration. Our students performed Christmas Carol there. They also gave gifts to our students.


Health Camps

An Eye Check camp was organised by ICICI Lombard on 11th Dec. 144 students were examined by doctors. Students who had sight problems were referred for further check-up.


Educational Trips

 Mr. Atul Aggarwal, our advisor helped us in organising educational trips to National museum, Zoo, India Gate and Nehru planetarium in Delhi.  He himself coordinated the trips. Children from class 7th and class 6th along with their class teachers went for the trips..  


Road Safety Workshop

On 7th Oct, Our teachers Vineeta with Shalini along with students of class 8th went to India Habitat Centre Delhi to attend workshop on traffic management. Students were asked to share their ideas on managing traffic.


Airtel Marathon-

Setu staff participated in Airtel Half Marathon held at Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium on 29th November all. The objective was to  promote “Road Safety”.

Annual Painting Competition

On 3rd December, 8th Annual Setu Painting Competition was held at Mayoor School, Noida. A total of  25 different schools and NGO’s participated in Painting competition. The theme was on “Road safety” and “ My Smart village”.

The yearly shield was awarded to Cambridge School, Noida and the 2nd and 3rd prizes went to Bal Bharati Public School, Noida and Om Foundation, Noida respectively.

Prizes were also awarded in two categories-In category A (Class  5 to 7), Ananya  from Ryan International School , Noida claimed the 1st Prize, the 2nd prize went to Namrata from Bal Bharati Public School, Noida and the 3rd prize  went to Radhika from Bal Bharati Public School, Noida. Consolation prizes were given to Garima, from Apna Ghar, Noida and Alisha from Saksham, Noida.

In Category B (Class 8-9) , 1st  prize went to Ankit Sen from Cambridge School, Noida, 2nd prize went to Basundhra Jana from Bal Bharati Public School and 3rd  prize went to Devojeet Modak  from Bal Bharati Public School, Noida. Consolation prizes were given to Nasir of SETU Siksha Jyoti Kendra, Noida and Laxmi from Om Foundation, Noida.


Paint for Setu

Students of Class I – VIII of Mayoor School participated in “Paint for Setu” campaign for fund raising, for Setu students. Topics were “Road safety” and “My Smart Village”. Students showed their creativity and innovativeness through colours.

Eye Checkup Camp
Eye Checkup Camp
Setu ShikshaJyoti Painting Competition
Setu ShikshaJyoti Painting Competition
Setu Diwali Mela
Setu Diwali Mela
Annual Day Celebrations
Annual Day Celebrations
The Launch of the Health Care Skill Lab
The Launch of the Health Care Skill Lab

July to September

Dear Reader

I am sure you will enjoy reading the quarterly magazine which is list down our activities and achievements. I take this as an opportunity to thank our donors, volunteers and well wishers who supported us in bringing smiles on our students.  Thanks to all our Donor contributions, new uniform for all Setu students: two sets of new jeans, new T shirts, socks , one belt and a new pair of shoes. Thanks to Mcarbon we also got new furniture for the library and the lunch room. During this quarter three immunisation camps were organised with the support of Max India Foundation. On 2nd July  our students and 98 students were immunised with typhoid vaccine, on 6th August  about 96 students were immunised with Hepatitis B 2nd and 3rd dose and on 8th September,  99 students were immunised with Hepatitis B 1st , 2nd and 3rd dose. A Puppet Show was also organised on that day emphasises on the importance of immunisation.

Inter School Activities : 

Mayoor School students visits our school twice in a month with their subject teachers. Activities are planned in such a way that students of both schools work together. It was a great learning for all of them. During the quarter in maths they were taught ‘Playing with numbers’ by using kidney beans, in English they taught students ‘Concept of Tenses’ and ‘How to write picture composition’. in another visit, maths teacher taught about the’ 3-D shape and their different views’. She also helped students to make 3-D shapes in which they learned and enjoyed a lot. On 27th August an English workshop was held for class 5th students by them. The teacher of Mayoor School taught ‘Adverbs’ to our students and also did a story play. Students showed great interest and actively participated with them. It was a great learning experience for students.

Students from Army public School visited our school with their teacher for an activity with our students on the very sensitive issue of Child labour.  Students and teachers were really happy to see involvement and the confidence level of our students.

Our students of class 9th and 10th went to Mayoor School for Science practical. We are very thankful to them for their support.

School Activities

On 25th July an exhibition was organised, our whole school participated in it. Students made working models, charts, scrap books and which covered all the subjects. The Students did marvellous job. It was organised on parent teacher meeting so that parents also got an opportunity to see the exhibition. Students explained their models with a lot of confidence.

On 1st August our school election was conducted for Head girl, Head Boy and House in charge. Students from class V to X voted for the same.

Swachh Bharat lessons for primary students at Setu - learning through a Movie and a Workshop on cleanliness by volunteers from Parle G was organised on 3rd Aug in our school.

On 15th August Independence Day celebration was held in our school.   On this day our trustees Mr Puneet Modhgil and Mrs Vidya Vishwanathan joined us. Visitors from Cognizant and Octane visited our school to enjoy the cultural programme. First of all, some models created by students were displayed for our visitors. After that our Health Care Lab was inaugurated by HR Manager of Cognizant. Later, the flag hosting was done by our trustee Mr. Ravi Kaul and our Chief Guest. The students performed in a cultural program on the occasion. This program ended with a quiz session and distribution of gifts to the students whose models were selected for the exhibition.

On 4th September we celebrated Janamastmi and Teachers Day. The Day started with Janamashtmi celebration. The Jhanki was decorated by senior Students while junior students came dressed up as Radha, Krishna, Gwalas and gopis.  A dahi handi program was also organised.

 While the students had their own event it was the turn of the Setu Teaching staff to relax and enjoy. Amazing recreational day organisedfor the teachers which included Fashion show, Lot of games, Treasure hunt, lots of eats and finally the Teachers Day Award Ceremony.

Corporate Volunteeering and Visits : On 14th August, students of class 8 were invited to Dell for Independence Day celebration. They played many games and enjoyed lot of activities with Dell team. At end they were provided with refreshment. Our class 8th students visited Cognizant and interacted with their employees. They had a great day with them. Played lots of games and enjoyed refreshment in their cafeteria. For many of them it was a first visit in a corporate. 

Workshop for students : On 17th August our two teachers with two students went to Traffic Management Institute, Faridabad. They taught students and teachers about traffic rules, road signs etc. Guest Lectures for Step program students were volunteers from Accretive Health. On Saturdays employees use to come and deliver lectures on IT. We are thankful to Saurabh and Shreya for their continuous support.  They also organised our student’s visit in their office. 

A group of volunteers from Bal Bharti Vidhyapeeth conducted Story Telling Session for School students. Thanks to volunteers from Cognizant who helped us in painting our new building and giving it a lively look. The Volunteers Group- Leaders for Tomorrow conduct English Communication activity with Setu students in the afternoon shift on a regular basis.

Certification of Step course students: : On the successful completion of the first batch of the Step course, Certificate were awarded to the students by Mr. Naresh Kumar Solanki AGM SIDBI, also present on the occasion was Ms Bipasha and Mr.Tony from Smile Foundation. Our 28 students have been placed into jobs after completing the said course.

Skilling in Health Care: 
The Health Care Skill Lab was Inaugurated by Amolakh Segal, Manager HR, Cognizant on Independence Day 2015.  Also present on the occasion were the trustees of Setu - Vidya Vishwanathan, Punit Modhgil, volunteers from Cognizant, Octane, our friends and well wishers.

A 45 days course which includes theory as well as practical knowledge was also launched. This course will help our youth in getting employment through hospitals and nursing homes. Thereafter the Second batch of the Health Care program also commenced within a span of 3 days, 50 students are enrolled at our second  center  at Village  Salarpur.

Students Corner

Certificate awarded to Pooja a student of Setu Shiksha Jyoti Kendra Nithari for outstanding performance on 15 August by the President of B Block Sec 31 RWA Noida Mr PC Sarin at the Independence Day function. Congratulations to Pooja, student of class 7th.

Smart Kids in New Uniform
Smart Kids in New Uniform
Session on Moral Values
Session on Moral Values
Corporate Exposure Visit
Corporate Exposure Visit
Certification Ceremony for Step Students
Certification Ceremony for Step Students


Educational trip to the National Museum
Educational trip to the National Museum

Dear Friends! 

I hope you will enjoy the Summer Issue of our News Magazine “Setu Marches” which carries success stories. Volunteers, parents and of course our dedicated staff and their hard work is the backbone of these success stories.

This period also saw the first batch of our students passed class 10th and got admitted in different schools for higher education. It has taken us a long way to reach where we are and we still have to go a long way.

 During the quarter April- June 2015 the Key Feature was new learning both for students and staff.

 The Annual Summer Camp held from 10th May to 29th May 2015. This year the Summer Camp was very different. Our students learned to create best out of waste and created materials for fund raising from recycled products. They made napkin holder, coasters, fancy flowers and paper bags. Students also learned to write and enact skit and participated in the dances workshop. The IT Skill Center students learnt movie making and enjoyed a lot.

 The focus during the quarter was also towards Staff Training with started off on 11th April 2015 with a workshop for all staff on Prevention of Sexual Harassment at Workplace. It was an eye opener for many members and gave a clear picture on behavioural practice at work place and finally ended with healthy interactive discussion.

 Similarly workshops were held on 

  1. Road Safety for Teachers and Student from Setu by PVR. They were given ideas how to implement road safety project in our school. Safety rules and regulation on traffic signs
  2. Planning to implement projects for teachers by PVR.
  3. Academics by Salam Namaste which created a forum for teachers to discuss issues they are facing in implementing CBSE guidelines.
  4. Teaching Practices by Teach India

All these workshops helped our teachers improve skill and also build plans on implementation during the year.

 As regards our Students they got to participate in  

  1. An Educational trip to National Museum for Natural History - Class 9th and 10th students along with all teachers and Principal Madam visited museum. It was a good exposure for students. The whole group was very enthusiastic to learn.
  2. A Farewell Party for the First batch of Setu Shiksha Jyoti Kendra appeared for board exams this year by the Class 9th students and all the students participated enjoyed a lot. Finally our trustee Mr. Ravi Kaul also joined in and wishes them for their bright and successful future. 
  3. Immunisation and General health check-up camps - On 14th April our 100 students got immunised with MMR at a camp organised by Max India Foundation. Another camp was organised for Hepatitis vaccine. They also organised a puppet show for the students. The theme was health and hygiene. It was a different and great learning experience for our students. And finally on 3rd June General health check up camp was organised for Nithari students of Setu Smile Step Program and on 5th June at Salarpur Skill Centre for students doing Sewing Course.
  4. Finally the first batch of our students passed class 10th and got admitted in different schools for higher education.


This Quarter we had Volunteer visits also: 

  1. Employees from Dell visited our school and interacted with students. They conducted quiz and distributed gifts to the children. Students participated with full enthusiasm and they learned in a different way.
  2. Employees from Accretive set up a process to conduct IT Guest lectures on Saturdays for our Digital learning students with a focus on career counselling, supported them in creating CV and helped them with email accounts. 

We take this opportunity to thank the employees of Dell and Accretive for their Support.


Student’s corner Our stars and their achievements:  

    • Ravi passed with 1st division, got admission in Vanasthali Public School.
    • Pintu passed with 2nd division and got admission in commerce in Dharam Public School.
    • Jyoti  passed with 2nd division and distinction in English, got admission in Dharam Public School in Commerce.
    • Rishi  passed with 2nd division and got admission in Dharam Public School in commerce, Noida
    • And finally it is about Neha’s Success story - Neha was 10 years old when joined Setu, and at that time she aimed to become an Inspector. She was studying in class 4th. Her father Ashok Kumar is a labourer by profession. Her father’s monthly income was Rs 1800 pm which supported their family of 5. Her favourite hobby is drawing. They stay in 509 JJ Colony Sector – 16, Noida. In the academic session 2013-14 she completed her senior secondary school with first division. After that she joined B.Sc from IGNOU.On completion of class 12th as per the Setu scholarship policy she was entitled of scholarship and Setu sponsored her higher studies which she is continuing from IGNOU. 
Summer Camp - learning to dance
Summer Camp - learning to dance
Summer camp - skit session
Summer camp - skit session
Dental Checkup Camp
Dental Checkup Camp
Guest Lecture for Digital Learning students
Guest Lecture for Digital Learning students
Neha receiving her scholarship for Higher Studies
Neha receiving her scholarship for Higher Studies

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