Focus: Children and Youth, Education, Livelihoods
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TO equip disadvantaged young people with necessary skills to find employment, Shiksha run three training centres offering free courses in basic computer training, tailoring, beautician, spoken English and basic literacy for adults in the catchment area. 137 youth have completed Shiksha courses with many finding jobs in companies like Croma Retail, Vodafone, PayTm and Grofers. Skill training costs ₹2850 per student and other admin expenses for each centre comes up to ₹1.5lakhs per annum.
SHIKSHA operate three free education centres for over 1,000 underprivileged children in Gurugram, Haryana. They also provide students with free uniforms, books, stationery and a nutritious mid-day meal. As the majority of students enrolled at these centres are children of migrant labour, meritorious ones are also given a full scholarship to complete their formal education up to Class 12 at local schools. It costs about ₹7175 to support one student annually.
One of the most powerful tools for the social and economic progress of a country is quality education. It brings with it equality. While privileged children receive quality education, most underprivileged kids are provided with education only on paper.
I am really impressed with the dedication and sincerity with which the children are being educated and groomed. It is a great effort not only to make them good citizens also but into good human beings.
I am studying at Shiksha Education Centre for TWO years. We are from Bihar. Before I used to work but now I like coming here to learn and meet all my friends.
- Udai Malhotra Trustee
- Krishan Chhabra Trustee
- Rampal Rehan Trustee
- Col. RS Malik (Retd.) Chief Operating Officer
- Yogender Sharrma Finance Manager
- Ajay Tanwar Programme Officer