Sahyog Care for You
Focus: Education, Livelihoods, Women, Children and Youth
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CHILDREN living in urban slums rarely have access to the kind of education that will give them a head start in life - if they are going to school at all. Sahyog first identity those out of the system, enrol them in local Delhi municipal schools and then help improve their infrastructures, including establishing digital labs and hygienic sanitation facilities. Sahyog also assist the schools by providing effective and scalable teacher learning methods and scholarships for needy students.
TRADITIONALLY women, especially from poor, disadvantaged communities, are less likely to pursue their education as far as their male counterparts, increasing their likelihood of illiteracy. Sahyog’s Saksharta Through Digitalisation programme strives to empower such women with basic literacy, computer skills and decision-making abilities. It also teaches them about health and hygiene, sanitation and maternal and infant mortality.
THE serious lack of quality and holistic education has created a huge skills gap in the job market, especially in the skilled trades and support staff for professional units. Sahyog train youth in areas where there is the most demand, such as business process outsourcing, computer literacy, retail, cosmetology and tailoring - and up to 75% are placed in jobs or start their own business. Currently 3,000 youth are being groomed at their 10 Delhi NCR centres.
Being associated with Sahyog gave me a better understanding of the importance of resources. Also it provided me with grassroots reality and how marginalised people struggle and face challenges in their lives on a daily basis.
Working with this organisation has helped me hone my skills as a psychologist. I have gained more knowledge about child sexual abuse and can now confidently take group sessions and talk with ease on the subject.
- Shekhar Mahajan Founder, General Secretary
- Simmi Garg President
- Sakshi Mathur Director
- Neharika Bartwal Child Coordinator