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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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Community Development >
Building Awareness and Action around Education

Going to school is not an obvious component of life in the communities Sakshi works in. Parents who are poor and illiterate themselves are not convinced education is a good investment of time for their children especially girls.

Through door to door drives, street plays etc, Sakshi educates parents in these communities about the advantages of education and convinces them to send their children especially girls to school.

 

Door to Door Recruitment

When a new education centre is opened, Sakshi teachers and social workers who come from these same communities go door to door to recruit children, persuading the parents.

Monthly PTA meeting in JasolaMonthly Parent Teacher Meetings    

They then hold monthly meetings with the parents to reinforce the message and discuss the importance of education. This greatly helps in reducing truancy and drop-outs. It is a constant work and can prove exhausting because it involves changing a mindset.

Right: Monthly PTA with Sakshi staff in Jasola                                                

Home Visits

If children miss school or do not come regularly, Sakshi teachers and social workers perform home visits to rectify the situation. This can mean discussing why the child should go to school or this can mean arranging for medical care the parents are too poor to provide to a sick child.

Children as Community Catalysts

Sakshi  also mobilizes its school children to become catalysts of education in their communities taking part in Sakshi/s recruitment drives and street theatres spreading the message of education.

Below: School girls participate in Sakshi's "Getting Girls to School Drive" 
Sakshi Girls School Admission Drive



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Below: Sakshi school children perform a Nukkad Natak (Street Play) on the Importance of Education Nukkad Natak on Importance of Education for Girls