We work with children in urban slums, construction sites and villages. Our projects are:
Sarthak Yellow Room -
Our vision is ‘Happy Empowered Children’. Yellow is a colour that exhibits happiness and hope. Yellow is a favourite with children and adds vibrancy to a place.
We set up permanent transformational study centres in the heart of communities. They are painted yellow to add life to the place and thus we call them Yellow Rooms.
They aim at providing free of cost education and empowerment to all the children living in that community. The Yellow Rooms are operational six days of the week, six hours everyday.
Our method of operation is:
1.Survey: Conduct a formal survey of the slum/construction site/village and assess the number of children who do not have access to education.
2.Analyse: Conduct a baseline test to assess their levels of learning.
3.Classify: Depending on the level of children’s learning, divide them into: Tenderfeet (age3-6), Learners (age 7-11) and Advancers (age 12 +).
4.Check School Enrolment: Make a list of all non-school going children.
5.Set Up Yellow Rooms: Take up rooms on rent inside the community and paint them yellow in colour. We display four themes - gender, animal, cleanliness and abuse on the walls. Each room has a library, science posters and a creative corner.
6. Run Programmes: The programmes that run in Sarthak Yellow Rooms are :
Sarthak Happy Transformation :
Human beings have taken birth to be happy and peaceful and to love, share and care. It is essential that we experience all this since childhood so that it becomes a part of us. Our Happy Transformation programme focusses on -
Sarthak Holistic Education :
Children in these communities have almost negligible exposure to education. In order to bring them at par with children studying in formal schools, a lot of emphasis has to be given to subject learning. All our classes are digitally equipped.
We do this by creating an interactive and creative learning environment for the children. We use ‘learning by understanding and doing’ approach and focus on developing -
Sarthak School Inclusion :
After children complete first year with us, we -
Our rate of making children from non-school going to school going is 95% within first two years of setting up a Yellow Room.
Sarthak Skill and Empower :
One of our objectives is to make children self-sustainable. We want that they come employable so that they are empowered to take care of themselves and their families. In 2019, we initiated our Skill and Empower programme where we are tying up with corporates to run modules for our children which will give an exposure about that industry. It would also help them pick up basic skills needed to join that industry.
We also prepare them for professional courses.
We enrol them with short term courses like computer, martial arts, dancing and other similar courses.
We are also tying up with skill institutes to train our children for specific skills that would make them employable in the future.
Sarthak Educator Training :