Sujaya Foundation was registered in 2002 in Mumbai to provide education to the underprivileged and help bridge the gap between education and employment. It intervenes through formal and non-formal educational activities to significantly improve the linguistic competence of the students.
Sujaya Foundation's Programmes:
English Immersion programme: Sujaya has been conducting its English Immersion Programme for the past 10 years. The focus is on spoken English. The programme is led by an instructor for half the day. The second half includes structured activities on computers and iPods. All activities are focused on increasing students’ fluency in English, voice and accent training. Depending on the abilities of the group, the course also includes a section on grooming and professional etiquette. Sujaya also involves guardians in educational and extra-curricular activities to know about their concerns and issues related to their children. The process includes pre-selection of candidates, intensive course on the above, post-course and follow-up procedures.
Sujaya English Active Learning Programme (SEAL): SEAL is an affordable learning tool that helps students from all backgrounds to access high quality educational tools (crosswords, matching similar words, and quizzes) related to their syllabus even in the absence of a teacher. It increases the familiarity of students with computers which helps them in the long term. SEAL is now expanding from 3 centres in Maharashtra (Mumbai and Sangli) to a total of about 10 centres, including a few schools in Rajasthan and Karnataka.
Experiential Learning Programme (ELP) for the differently abled: The ELP was launched in the year 2008. In this programme, differently-abled youth are trained in computer skills and given an opportunity to work in data entry jobs. Underprivileged students, mentally and physically challenged youth (above 18 years of age) are provided an opportunity to perform these tasks. So far, 11 trainees have been successfully placed with various corporates.
Computer Classes: Children attending Municipal Schools and those from an underprivileged background often do not have access to computers and cannot match their private school counterparts’ privileges in this aspect. Hence, Sujaya provides computer classes for children, young adults and individuals attempting to improve their employability.
Income Rs2 cr
Expense Rs2 cr
Source : Audit Report 2015
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