Ø SAKSHAM – Overall Community Development Program
Saksham focuses on the overall development of families mainly in slum areas of Jaipur. We constantly work to help the poor and the destitute to become self-sufficient through developing the human resources by equipping them with – education, vocational training,and direct support.
Currently we are working for the slums near Malviya Nagar RIICO Industrial Area, Jaipur. We have volunteers across Jaipur who teach these children. We not only provide theoretical knowledge but also lay special emphasis over the practical approach. There are special weekend classes where students are taught life skills, personality development and communication skills.
Apart from this, Saksham also focuses on Women Empowerment. For women, we offer stitching courses, beautician courses and art & craft courses. Also, we offer evening classes to the local children at a center of ours there in the slum itself.
Our Annual Event, which is popularly known among youngsters as Ullas – Celebrating the Joy of Giving,also comes under this program.
Our various initiatives, under this project are :
- Each One, Educate One
We are giving education scholarship to 40 kids and our target is to reach 100 kids by the end of 2014. We encourage each and everyone of our volunteers to teach at least one kid.
Under this campaign we try to provide delicious and healthy food to the kids of various cares home and slum once in a week.
- Donate Blood – Save Lives
We try to organize 3 to 4 blood donation camp every year and our target is to motivate young people to donate blood for the very first time.
- Wash Hands
We provide soaps to wash hands before mid-day-meal in government schools and try to distribute soaps amongst the slum kids too with an effective message on significance of cleanliness.
Under this campaign, we take care of pregnant ladies so as to decrease the Maternal Mortality Rate in India. We offer them proper nutritive care during the pregnancy period. We are thinking of extending the facility to one more month after the delivery. Awareness, again, is an important part of this campaign. We try to make the women and their families aware of the good practices while the lady is expecting a baby. As a positive gesture to extend the service under this campaign, Naya Sawera has decided that if a girl child is born, she will be awarded with a scholarship to meet her educational needs.
*** Our next target is to establish a computer lab for providing free computer education to the people of the slum of our operations.