Sakshi NGO SAKSHI Centre for Information, Education & Communication
news and Events
Sakshi President felicitated by the Jan Kalyan Samiti for Lifetime Work in Poverty Alleviation and Women's Empowerment
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The Hard Rock Book Drive for the Sakshi NGO Library Program
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Sakshi VP conducts Virtual Workshop on Sustainable Development for Taylor's College, Malaysia
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Sakshi VP speaks on Value-Based Education in context of Gender and Contemporary Society for live IGNOU Panel on Doordarshan on International Women's Day
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Sakshi Library Program Receives Award from Delhi Government Education Department
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Sakshi VP interviewed by Amity University students for Women's Safety and Empowerment Film
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Sakshi Celebrates National Girl Child Day
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Sakshi Conducts Life Skills Workshops on Importance of Saving for Girls Education Project
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Sakshi Students Host American School Pupils for a Play Day
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Sakshi Partners with Ministry of Women and Child Development for Vatsalya Mela
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Sakshi Girls Education Project Pupil Wins IInd Prize in National Book Trust Children's Day Contest
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Sakshi Organizes Ghazal and Mushaira Nite for Independence Day
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Sakshi Organizes Summer Activities at Schools through the Library Program
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Sakshi Conducts Teacher Training for the Library Program
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Sakshi NGO Girls Education Project Pupils Win First Prize at Udaan Development Camp
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Sakshi Celebrates World Health Day with Girls' Health Camp for Remedial Education Centres
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Sakshi Participates in Harvard Serves Global Month of Service
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Sakshi Girls Education Project Celebrates International Women's Day
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Sakshi Pupils from Remedial Education Centres Visit Adventure Island
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Sakshi Selected as Government Mission Convergence Partner
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Address : D-332 Defence Colony
New Delhi 110024 India

Phone : (+91) 11-24621743 
(+91)9811233595 
Fax : (+91) 11-46580218
Email : connect@sakshingo.org

 
 
Contact Us

Please feel free to write to us in either English or Hindi, whichever language you are most comfortable in.

आप हमें हिंदी अथवा अंग्रेजी, जिस भी भाषा में आपको सहूलियत है, लिख सकते हैं.  

Purpose of Contact mailEmail Address

For general questions and ideas

To invite us to participate in a convention or fair

To inquire about becoming a partner or supporter

To donate in kind (books, computers, uniforms etc) 

For media inquiries
connect@sakshingo.org

For Training / Workshops / Consultancy (for corporations, universities and NGO's):

  • Corporate training in Gender Sensitivity and Sexual Harassment.
  • Field training of University students in Social Work and Education related degrees.
  • Training of NGO's/not-for-profits.
​To apply to our Spirit of Service Field Orientation and Training Programs (for individuals).
training@sakshingo.org

For prospective employers - to participate in placement sessions for our Computer Training Vocational Program graduates

To source hand-made products from our Sewing, Cutting and Tailoring Vocational Program graduates
graduateservices@sakshingo.org
Volunteer (Part-time and Full-time) Applications

Click here for Volunteering Guidelines and Application Forms

Our Alumni: To submit materials for the website and brochure, propose ideas or just keep in touch. Includes: 

  • Former volunteers
  • Field Trainees from Masters in Social Work Programs including Jamia Milia University, Jawahar Lal Nehru University (JNU) and Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU)
  • Corporate Training Program Graduates
  • Certificate Program Graduates
  • Vocational Training Program Graduates 
  • Former Pupils at our Education Centres
alum@sakshingo.org

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Phone : (+91) 11-24621743 , (+91)9811233595 

Fax : (+91) 11-46580218

 


 

FAQ on Volunteering:

Does Sakshi have volunteer opportunities ?

How do I apply ?

What credentials should volunteer applicants possess ?

I have no prior experience/references in volunteering/teaching. Can I apply to volunteer in a teaching capacity ?

Where are volunteers based ?

Please note: We receive a lot of applications. We review them all and reply to as many as we can but are not able to reply to everyone. We thank you for your interest and will contact you if and when we have a suitable opportunity available for you.

  • Does Sakshi have volunteer opportunities ? Our projects are fully staffed with trained social workers, teachers, health and legal workers etc but to encourage the spirit of service, we invest in providing customized opportunities for a limited number of qualified applicants. A listing of potential opportunities by skill set / profession can be found at the Harvard Serves website here.   

​Please fill out only one form. For guidelines on who should apply and how to fill the form, please see next question.    

  • What credentials should volunteer applicants possess ? You should be good at what you want to do with us and you should be certain you have the time and motivation to volunteer. 

Volunteering is not a hobby or time-pass and something like teaching which is a critical factor in the development services we provide, and for which we get maximum applications, is not something everyone can do well even with training and experience, let alone without.

Teaching is an art. It requires tons of patience, the ability to understand how different children learn (visual vs aural, books vs in-person etc), figure out engaging ways to teach so they imbibe learning while gaining a love for it, and also figure out how to get a child, when he or she faces a block, over it with patience and ingenuity. Our teachers and social workers are trained and have long experience empathizing, understanding and gently, with patience, perseverance, ingenuity and yes, tons of love, guiding and motivating both children and parents to growth and learning. This is the standard of quality in our teachers and social workers that we want to maintain, whether they are the staff in-charge or assisting volunteers.

Volunteering means working with as much diligence as a paid job (in fact, more because at-risk children depend on you and an NGO's staff has diverted some of their hard-pressed time to orienting and managing you) only without pay, from the sheer good-hearted spirit of giving back. Sakshi's Executive and Board, for example, are successful professionals in medicine and business and they work entirely pro bono for Sakshi, some are even major donors, and there are a few original founder members who have donated their time and money since its inception - for 20 years! This is the standard of quality in volunteering we would like to encourage. 

Assuming now that you have understood and decided you have the skills and the commitment to volunteer - the skill you wish to utilize in your volunteering and your ability to follow through on the time commitment you are making should reflect in the application form. 

Demonstrated skill competence and commitment to volunteering in your application (e.g. solid references, details of experience and in case of arts/tech, work samples pasted as weblinks in application form or emailed to volunteer@sakshingo.org) are a must to get selected and will also help us match you with the right project.   

  • I have no prior experience/references in volunteering/teaching. Can I apply to volunteer in a teaching capacity ? Applicants who have subject matter expertise but no or little experience/references for teaching and volunteering can apply to our "Spirit of Service" Field Orientation (SOS-FO) Program which has a registration fees and is customized to the timings participants have available. If selected, this comprises 1:1 orientation sessions with a senior Sakshi executive and a Sakshi Project Director, a guided field visit to see a cross-section of our projects and a short stint at a particular education program under the supervision of a trained Sakshi teacher.  

99% new volunteers, especially novices in teaching, start with good intentions but soon realize that they either do not have the aptitude and patience for teaching or overestimated the time volunteering takes and underestimated the commitment both require. (See previous question for our teaching and volunteering quality standards).

This is ultimately unfair to the children they have been assigned to assist in tutoring who receive poor quality education and then are left midway as the "volunteer" drops out. The SOS-FO Program was designed to give novice volunteer teachers without formal training or experience, a taste of volunteering and teaching 101 (and as a bonus, development 101 too) in a supervised low-risk setting. The Program participant can decide, without consequence to the children, if volunteering/teaching is something he/she wants to pursue post the Program and we are also able to assess the candidate's aptitude to continue with our organization as a volunteer teacher.

SOS graduates who decide they do want to pursue learning in development/education can then choose to apply for our SOS-Field Training Programs in one of three tracks - Teacher, Librarian, Social Worker. 

The SOS Programs are very limited programs that we undertake to promote Conscientious Volunteering and provide grassroots experience/training to people with education and interest but limited experience in development/education related fields. Applicants are considered on a case-by-case basis. Please email connect@sakshingo.org for availability and eligibility. 

  • Where are volunteers based ? Our volunteer opportunities, part-time and full-time, based at our centres in Delhi. We can refer a limited no. of accomodations prior out-of-town volunteers have stayed at on a first-come first-serve basis.