Initiatives

Held the world’s longest webinar (24 hrs+)  by children to combat illiteracy

In an era where virtual gatherings have become a norm, a group of young, passionate individuals from all corners of India came together to make a difference that would resonate far beyond the confines of a screen. They embarked on a journey that would not only set a record but also inspire change within their communities. This is the story of how these young champions organised the world's longest webinar, spanning an astounding 24 hours and 15 minutes, to raise awareness about the issue of illiteracy and ignite the spark of action among the youth. It was held on 15 July , 2023

What started as an ambitious idea soon transformed into a remarkable reality. Over 300 enthusiastic participants representing 21 states in India, along with 16 expert panellists, united for a common cause. Their mission? To tackle the pervasive problem of illiteracy that still plagues many neighbourhoods across the nation.

The webinar wasn't just a platform for breaking records; it was a genuine exchange of ideas and insights. Participants shared their firsthand experiences of witnessing illiteracy in their neighbourhoods and discussed innovative approaches to combat this issue. From storytelling to community libraries, from mentorship programs to the power of technology, a diverse range of ideas and strategies were explored.

As the hours passed, the passion and determination of these young voices only grew stronger. The webinar sparked a thirst for knowledge and a hunger for change. The relentless energy and dedication showcased by these children were truly commendable.

The impact of this extraordinary event didn't stop with the closing of the virtual session. In fact, it had just begun. The overwhelming response from children across India who wished to participate in similar endeavours led to the planning of another webinar. This was not just a webinar but a movement, one that demonstrated the power of unity and the potential of young minds to bring about positive change.

Certified by the World Book of Records, London: The significance of this effort didn't go unnoticed on the global stage. The webinar was submitted for recognition to the World Book of Records, London, and with immense pride, it received certification in its India edition. This certification not only validated the tremendous dedication and hard work of these young change-makers but also spotlighted their endeavour on an international platform.

In a world where illiteracy continues to cast shadows over many lives, these children have proven that the light of education can pierce through even the darkest corners. Their journey serves as a testament to the boundless potential of youth to inspire change, and their record-breaking webinar stands as a beacon of hope for a brighter, more literate future for all.

Held an online poster making competition to shed light on the problem of illiteracy and its ill effect on our society

Illiteracy, a silent yet formidable issue, continues to cast a shadow over countless lives, hindering progress and perpetuating inequality. In the wake of this challenge, Project Saakshar, a beacon of hope for underserved communities, recently organised an enlightening online poster making competition. This competition, designed to raise awareness about the perils of illiteracy and its societal repercussions, aimed to ignite a spark of contemplation among the youth, inspiring them to be part of the solution.

Art has a unique ability to convey complex messages in a way that resonates deeply with people. Project Saakshar recognized this potential and harnessed the creativity of young minds through an online poster making competition. Participants were encouraged to use their artistic talents to communicate the urgency of addressing illiteracy.

The competition was not just about aesthetics; it was a call to action. Contestants were asked to create posters that not only showcased the issue but also conveyed its far-reaching consequences on society. Through their art, they explored the ripple effects of illiteracy, from limited economic opportunities to reduced access to healthcare and diminished political engagement.

One of the most remarkable aspects of this competition was its emphasis on youth participation. Project Saakshar believes in the power of young minds to drive change, and the competition was a testament to this belief. It provided a platform for young artists to lend their voices to a cause that deeply affects their peers.

The competition wasn't just about creating beautiful artwork; it was about planting seeds of awareness and change. As young artists grappled with the challenges posed by illiteracy through their art, they couldn't help but ponder over the real-world implications of this issue. It was a profound exercise in empathy and understanding.

The competition concluded with announcing prizes for 5 best paintings that celebrated the talent and dedication of the participants. But beyond the accolades, the real victory lay in the collective consciousness it fostered. It sparked a desire among the youth to take action, whether through volunteering, mentorship, or supporting educational initiatives.

Project Saakshar's online poster making competition was not just an artistic endeavour; it was a call to arms. It illuminated the shadows of illiteracy, compelling the youth to think critically about the issue and inspiring them to be part of the solution. Through their art and awareness, these young change-makers are paving the way for a brighter, more literate future for all.

In the spirit of Project Saakshar, let us all join hands and continue to raise awareness about illiteracy and work collectively to eradicate this formidable obstacle to progress and equality.

Selfee With Mentee Campaign

Education is a fundamental right that should be accessible to all children, regardless of their background or circumstances. Unfortunately, many underprivileged children face barriers to education due to financial constraints and lack of resources. In an effort to bridge this gap and empower these children with the tools they need to succeed, Project Saakshar presents "Each One, Teach One" – a literature campaign aimed at making a lasting impact on their lives. By joining this campaign, you not only contribute to the education of underprivileged children but also receive a free educational kit. Read on to discover how you can make a difference through the power of literature.

The Vision Behind Each One, Teach One:

Project Saakshar believes in the transformative power of education. The "Each One, Teach One" campaign is founded on the principle that knowledge should be shared and passed on to empower others. By participating in this campaign, you become an advocate for education and play a vital role in shaping a brighter future for underprivileged children.

How to Participate:

Participating in the "Each One, Teach One" campaign is simple. All you need to do is send us your photograph along with a brief description of your Mentee’s background and story . Your photo will be used as part of our campaign to inspire others to join the cause. In return, we will send you a free educational kit that can be donated to a deserving child in need.

The Free Educational Kit:

The educational kit is thoughtfully curated to provide the necessary tools for a child's educational journey. Each kit includes essential items such as notebooks, pencils, erasers, sharpeners, and other stationery supplies. These supplies not only fulfill immediate needs but also serve as a catalyst for a child's enthusiasm and interest in learning.

The Impact of Your Participation:

By participating in the "Each One, Teach One" campaign, you become an agent of change. Your photo and commitment to education will inspire others to join the cause, amplifying the impact of Project Saakshar. Together, we can empower underprivileged children and create a ripple effect that extends beyond the boundaries of our campaign.

Join Project Saakshar's "Each One, Teach One" Campaign Today:

Take a moment to reflect on the joy and fulfillment that education has brought to your life. Now, imagine being able to share that joy with a child who otherwise may not have the same opportunities. By participating in the "Each One, Teach One" campaign, you not only contribute to a child's education but also make a lasting impact on their future.

Join us today and send us your photograph along with your commitment to education. Let's come together to create a world where every child has equal access to education and the chance to thrive. Together, we can make a difference, one child at a time.

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Fundraisers

Importance of Project Saakshar: Providing Essential Education Necessities to Underprivileged Children

We are thrilled to announce the successful completion of Project Saakshar, a noble initiative undertaken by 12 dedicated individuals. This fundraiser aimed to provide basic educational necessities to underprivileged school-going children, empowering them with the tools they need to succeed academically. Through this article, we highlight the significance of Project Saakshar and the impact it has made on the lives of these children.

For children hailing from underprivileged backgrounds, attending school is often considered a luxury. Due to financial constraints, many families prioritize sending their children to work rather than school. Unfortunately, the importance of education remains unrecognized in their lives. Even if these children manage to attend school, they often lack access to essential supplies such as notebooks, stationery, and school bags. Consequently, they lose interest in studying and attending classes. This lack of access to basic educational necessities poses a significant barrier to their academic progress.

Recognizing the urgent need to support these underprivileged children, Project Saakshar was initiated with the primary objective of providing learning essentials to ensure they have access to study materials and can focus better on their academics. Under this project, each child receives a comprehensive School Kit tailored to their educational requirements. The beneficiaries of Project Saakshar fall within the age group of 5-15 years.

The School Kit comprises vital supplies, including a school bag, three workbooks, three notebooks, a pencil box, and other stationery items like pencils, erasers, and crayons. We are proud to acknowledge that Liberty, a renowned brand, has graciously sponsored school shoes for each child. These provisions not only alleviate the financial burden on the families but also equip the students with the necessary tools to excel in their studies.

To ensure the success of this endeavor, each School Kit, along with distribution costs, amounts to INR 750. We understand that financial contributions play a crucial role in sustaining such initiatives. Hence, we are pleased to inform you that funding for Project Saaksharwas eligible for tax breaks. SHIKSHYALY, the NGO responsible for implementing this project, is a registered trust. By contributing to this cause, the donor’s availed benefits under section 80G of the IT Act. 

Project Saakshar has undoubtedly made a significant impact on the lives of these underprivileged children. By providing them with the necessary educational resources, we have opened doors of opportunity that were previously inaccessible to them. Education is a powerful tool for transformation, and with your support, we have laid the foundation for a brighter future for these children.

We express our heartfelt gratitude to all the generous contributors who made Project Saakshar a resounding success. Your kindness and compassion have made a profound difference in the lives of these children. Together, let us continue to create a world where every child has equal access to education and the chance to thrive.

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Distribution of Kits by Project Saakshar Team at Rabbi Pathshala

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A heartwarming scene unfolded at Rabbi Pathshala as 70 educational kits were distributed to eager and deserving children. The joy radiating from their faces was a delightful sight to behold. Team Saakshar extends its heartfelt gratitude to all the generous funders whose contributions made this incredible initiative possible. In this article, we celebrate the impact of these educational kits and the smiles they have brought to the faces of these children.

Spreading Joy through Education:

Education is not only a key to empowerment but also a gateway to brighter futures. However, many underprivileged children lack access to basic educational resources. Recognizing this need, Saakshar embarked on a mission to provide educational kits, filled with essential supplies, to these deserving children. The recent distribution of 70 kits at Rabbi Pathshala marks a significant milestone in Saakshar's journey towards creating a Saakshar Bharat (literate India).

Gratitude to the Funders:

Team Saakshar acknowledges the crucial role played by each and every funder in making this initiative a resounding success. Their generosity and support have paved the way for a brighter future for these children. By contributing to the cause, these funders have not only provided educational supplies but also kindled hope and inspiration in the hearts of these young learners.

The Power of a Smile:

Witnessing the joy on the faces of the children as they received their educational kits was a truly heartwarming experience. These kits represent more than just stationery items; they symbolize an opportunity for these children to unlock their potential and pursue their dreams. Team Saakshar is committed to ensuring that these smiles continue to grow bigger with each passing day.

Join the Saakshar Movement:

Saakshar's mission of creating a literate India is far from complete. There are still countless children waiting for the gift of education. You too can be a part of this incredible journey. By supporting Saakshar and contributing to their initiatives, you can help bring smiles to the faces of more children and empower them with the tools they need to build a brighter future.

Let's Together Create a Saakshar Bharat:

As we celebrate the success of the recent educational kit distribution at Rabbi Pathshala, let's keep the momentum going. Join #TeamSaakshar in their unwavering commitment to creating a Saakshar Bharat. Together, we can ensure that no child is left behind, and every smile grows brighter with the gift of education.

Conclusion:

The distribution of 70 educational kits at Rabbi Pathshala marks a significant milestone in Saakshar's pursuit of a literate India. The joy and gratitude expressed by the children serve as a testament to the impact of these kits and the generosity of the funders. As #TeamSaakshar continues its mission, let us all unite in making education accessible to every child, igniting their smiles, and fostering a brighter future for generations to come.

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Distribution of Kits by Project Saakshar Team at Nifaa Care Foundation

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In an inspiring collaboration, Nifaa Care Classes and Team Saakshar have come together to provide education and essential supplies to over 60 homeless children who face significant challenges in acquiring the basic tools for learning. This article highlights the impact of Project Saakshar's fundraising campaign, which enabled the provision of bags, books, workbooks, notebooks, and stationary to these deserving students. Furthermore, the campaign has successfully funded the education supplies of 65 children at Nifaa Care Classes, ensuring their access to education and a brighter future. Notably, an almirah has also been provided to safeguard these valuable learning materials.

Nifaa Care Classes: Empowering Homeless Children

Nifaa Care Classes is a remarkable foundation that goes above and beyond to educate and support homeless children who often struggle to meet their basic learning needs. With limited resources, these children face numerous obstacles on their educational journey. However, Nifaa Care Classes, through its dedicated teachers, strives to provide them with a nurturing environment where they can learn to read and write.

Team Saakshar: Bridging the Gap

Recognizing the importance of education and the challenges faced by homeless children, Team Saakshar, known for their commitment to empowering underprivileged students, stepped forward to lend a helping hand. Through their fundraising campaign, they successfully raised funds to provide crucial supplies to these students, including bags, books, workbooks, notebooks, and stationary. These supplies not only fulfill their immediate learning needs but also inspire and motivate them to engage in their studies.

Making a Difference: The Impact of Project Saakshar

Thanks to the generous donations raised through Project Saakshar's campaign, the education of 65 children at Nifaa Care Classes has been fully funded. This remarkable achievement ensures that these children have access to quality education, paving the way for a brighter future. The provision of the much-needed supplies, coupled with dedicated teachers, creates an environment conducive to learning, growth, and empowerment.

Safeguarding Learning Materials

Understanding the significance of preserving these valuable educational resources, Team Saakshar also provided an almirah to Nifaa Care Classes. This storage facility will ensure the safekeeping of the books, workbooks, and other materials, allowing the students to access them whenever needed. This thoughtful addition demonstrates the commitment to sustaining and nurturing the learning environment for these deserving children.

Conclusion:

The collaboration between Nifaa Care Classes and Team Saakshar is a powerful example of how dedicated individuals and organizations can come together to make a profound impact on the lives of homeless children. Through their joint efforts, essential educational supplies have been provided, and the education of 65 children has been fully funded. The partnership not only equips these children with the necessary tools for learning but also instills hope, determination, and a belief in their own potential. Together, Nifaa Care Classes and Team Saakshar are lighting up the path towards a brighter future for these young learners.

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Distribution of Kits by Project Saakshar Team at Nifaa Care Foundation

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In an inspiring collaboration, Nifaa Care Classes and Team Saakshar have come together to provide education and essential supplies to over 60 homeless children who face significant challenges in acquiring the basic tools for learning. This article highlights the impact of Project Saakshar's fundraising campaign, which enabled the provision of bags, books, workbooks, notebooks, and stationary to these deserving students. Furthermore, the campaign has successfully funded the education supplies of 65 children at Nifaa Care Classes, ensuring their access to education and a brighter future. Notably, an almirah has also been provided to safeguard these valuable learning materials.

Nifaa Care Classes: Empowering Homeless Children

Nifaa Care Classes is a remarkable foundation that goes above and beyond to educate and support homeless children who often struggle to meet their basic learning needs. With limited resources, these children face numerous obstacles on their educational journey. However, Nifaa Care Classes, through its dedicated teachers, strives to provide them with a nurturing environment where they can learn to read and write.

Team Saakshar: Bridging the Gap

Recognizing the importance of education and the challenges faced by homeless children, Team Saakshar, known for their commitment to empowering underprivileged students, stepped forward to lend a helping hand. Through their fundraising campaign, they successfully raised funds to provide crucial supplies to these students, including bags, books, workbooks, notebooks, and stationary. These supplies not only fulfill their immediate learning needs but also inspire and motivate them to engage in their studies.

Making a Difference: The Impact of Project Saakshar

Thanks to the generous donations raised through Project Saakshar's campaign, the education of 65 children at Nifaa Care Classes has been fully funded. This remarkable achievement ensures that these children have access to quality education, paving the way for a brighter future. The provision of the much-needed supplies, coupled with dedicated teachers, creates an environment conducive to learning, growth, and empowerment.

Safeguarding Learning Materials

Understanding the significance of preserving these valuable educational resources, Team Saakshar also provided an almirah to Nifaa Care Classes. This storage facility will ensure the safekeeping of the books, workbooks, and other materials, allowing the students to access them whenever needed. This thoughtful addition demonstrates the commitment to sustaining and nurturing the learning environment for these deserving children.

Conclusion:

The collaboration between Nifaa Care Classes and Team Saakshar is a powerful example of how dedicated individuals and organizations can come together to make a profound impact on the lives of homeless children. Through their joint efforts, essential educational supplies have been provided, and the education of 65 children has been fully funded. The partnership not only equips these children with the necessary tools for learning but also instills hope, determination, and a belief in their own potential. Together, Nifaa Care Classes and Team Saakshar are lighting up the path towards a brighter future for these young learners.

Distribution of Kits by Project Saakshar Team at Care Foundation Karnal

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Care Foundation in Karnal received a meaningful donation of workbooks from #TeamProjectSaakshar, bringing joy to children without writing materials. Ongoing support and mentorship are planned to aid effective learning.

Essential Workbooks Provided:

#TeamProjectSaakshar's donation of workbooks addressed the crucial need for writing materials, enabling children at Care Foundation to engage in their studies.

Continued Support and Mentorship:

Beyond workbooks, #TeamProjectSaakshar will provide ongoing support and mentorship to enhance the learning experience at Care Foundation.

Making a Difference Together:

The collaboration between Care Foundation and #TeamProjectSaakshar demonstrates the power of collective efforts in empowering underprivileged children.

Conclusion:

The workbook donation at Care Foundation, courtesy of #TeamProjectSaakshar, brings happiness to children without writing materials. Ongoing support and mentorship will further enrich their learning journey. Together, we can empower children and shape a brighter future through education.

Distribution of Kits by Project Saakshar Team at Shikshalya

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Care Foundation in Karnal received a meaningful donation of workbooks from #TeamProjectSaakshar, bringing joy to children without writing materials. Ongoing support and mentorship are planned to aid effective learning.

Essential Workbooks Provided:

#TeamProjectSaakshar's donation of workbooks addressed the crucial need for writing materials, enabling children at Care Foundation to engage in their studies.

Continued Support and Mentorship:

Beyond workbooks, #TeamProjectSaakshar will provide ongoing support and mentorship to enhance the learning experience at Care Foundation.

Making a Difference Together:

The collaboration between Care Foundation and #TeamProjectSaakshar demonstrates the power of collective efforts in empowering underprivileged children.

Conclusion:

The workbook donation at Care Foundation, courtesy of #TeamProjectSaakshar, brings happiness to children without writing materials. Ongoing support and mentorship will further enrich their learning journey. Together, we can empower children and shape a brighter future through education.

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Distribution of Kits by Project Saakshar Team at Shikshalya

During a recent visit to Shikshaly in Moti Bagh, New Delhi, I had the privilege of witnessing the incredible work being done by this institute. Shikshaly focuses on providing education and support to children who are forced to beg, scavenge, or face the hardships of addiction at a very young age in our country's capital.

It was truly heartening to see how these children, who were once lost in poverty, illiteracy, and ignorance, are now being guided and channeled towards a brighter future. Shikshaly has succeeded in transforming their lives, nurturing their talents, and giving them a chance to grow into talented and bright individuals.

As an advocate for education and empowerment, #ProjectSaakshar proudly stands in support of Shikshaly and all such institutes that are working tirelessly to channelize the lost and pathless childhood of these underprivileged children. Their dedication and efforts deserve our admiration and support.

Let us rally behind the cause of Shikshaly and organizations like it, as they continue to make a significant impact on the lives of these deserving children. Together, we can create a better future for them and pave the way for a more inclusive and empowered society.

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Distribution of shoes at Kendriya Vidyalya School, Gharaunda

In various corners of the world, access to education goes hand in hand with the requirement of a school uniform, which often includes a pair of shoes. Unfortunately, due to financial constraints and poverty, countless children are deprived of this basic necessity. Recognizing the significance of footwear in their lives, Project Saakshar, in collaboration with Bharat Vikas Parishad, undertook a commendable initiative to bridge this gap by providing school shoes to needy students.

The Endeavor:

Project Saakshar Rajkiya Kanya Vidyalaya, located in Gharaunda, became the focal point of this heartwarming endeavor. Understanding the struggles faced by underprivileged families, the dedicated team at Project Saakshar mobilized their efforts to bring about a positive change in the lives of these deserving students.

Through this joint initiative, a total of 123 pairs of school shoes were distributed to students whose parents were unable to afford new footwear. Each pair represented an opportunity for a child to step confidently into the realm of education, unburdened by the constraints of poverty.

The Impact:

The impact of this endeavor cannot be overstated. Beyond the physical aspect of providing shoes, this gesture symbolizes empowerment, dignity, and inclusivity for the students. By addressing this seemingly small yet significant need, Project Saakshar aims to remove a barrier that could hinder these students' educational journey.

Furthermore, the collaboration between Project Saakshar and Bharat Vikas Parishad serves as a shining example of the power of collective action. Together, they are making a tangible difference in the lives of these young learners, fostering a sense of hope, and inspiring them to pursue their dreams with renewed determination.

Conclusion:

As we acknowledge the importance of education as a fundamental right, we must also recognize the essential role that basic necessities like school shoes play in ensuring equal opportunities for all children. Through initiatives like the provision of school shoes, Project Saakshar and its partners are demonstrating their unwavering commitment to transforming lives and creating a more inclusive society. By bridging the gap and empowering these students, we pave the way for a brighter future where every child can thrive academically and beyond.

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