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The activities taken up under this pillar  shall be  conducted by SHaR and in partnership with public, private and non-profit partners.

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SHaR Shiksha Program

SHaR Shiksha Street Children Program

“Children of the street” are children who live in poverty and earn their living by begging money or selling small things often returning home at night. These children have poor access to food, shelter, protection and health mainly because of simply living on streets. SHaR believes that these children need support. And the best way to rehabilitate and empower these children is to educate them. Education can be in several forms, be it literacy or even learning to live hygienically.‘ SHaR Shiksha ’ program strives to work with street children and to prepare them to participate in formal spaces including, being able to go to school or co-habit in a space that enriches their self. As a first step, SHaR will engage teachers to help children on streets to acquire basic literacy and prepare them to be part of school and mainstream society or even enroll in ‘Pathshala”. Our partner NGO, ‘Pathshala’ will  be our knowledge partner for this.   SHaR will also run a campaign on “Help a Child” wherein we shall invite youth who wish to ‘teach children’ during their spare time to enroll on our website, these will be our SHaR Shiksha volunteers. The volunteers may also work with SHaR to design and implement a program for the children who reside at ‘Pathshala’. The interaction between the youth and children is expected to build aspirations, motivation and learning for the children and simultaneously create a sensitivity, awareness for the lesser privileged. Further, the youth will also learn to participate in CSR activities.

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SHaR Technology Shiksha Program

The relationship between technology and inequality is multifaceted. Technology has enhanced productivity, accelerated economic growth, enabled knowledge and information sharing and increased access to basic services. However, it has also been the cause of inequalities. Mobile phones empower women it enables them to stay in touch with their friends and family, it saves time, women feel safer and helps them complete errands. However, the full potential of usage of technology has not been explored by the poor or the people who live in slums, mainly because they do not understand or know how to use technology for improving their life opportunities or use it to enhance their skills. We at SHaR believe that technology literacy is critical for the economically active people living at the bottom of the pyramid population especially women.  One of our thrust program is to engage with the community to impart digital literacy and them to take benefits of government benefit programs as well use technology to improve their skill sets and create better job opportunities for themselves.

About our Partner
Pathshala

Srotoshwini is a Vadodara city based trust, registered in 2010, primarily aimed at working towards the development of underprivileged children and women. The Trust is 12AA, 80G and FCRA compliant. There are 4 main initiatives that run under the trust:

Pathshala: a mobile school that bridges the gap between the street and a formal school. Classes have now moved to the Pathshala Hostel

Pathshala Hostel: a living facility for children where the focus is, all round development of the child including academics, sports and co-curricular activities.

A great city, whose image dwells in the memory of man, is the type of some great idea. Rome represents conquest; Faith hovers over the towers of Jerusalem; and Athens embodies the pre-eminent quality of the antique world, Art.
A great city, whose image dwells in the memory of man, is the type of some great idea. Rome represents conquest; Faith hovers over the towers of Jerusalem; and Athens embodies the pre-eminent quality of the antique world, Art.
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