Sakaar Outreach (Sakaar) believes in education and empowerment and provides education and vocational training to empower economically backward, marginalized populations, who do not have access to either, to achieve this objective. Their goal is to make people employable to guarantee their long-term economic independence. Their focus is on women and children. They work in Vadodara and New Delhi.
Sakaar’s programmes and initiatives in 2013-14 are as follows:
Education: Sakaar operates Shiksha Kendras (learning centres) for underprivileged students in the premises of the Delhi Public School at Vadodara, Gujarat. They also provide stationery, uniforms, school bags, shoes and food, free of cost to the children.
Project Anmol – Nari Vikas Kendra: This is an integrated approach to train women in income generating activities to make them self-sustainable. They conduct activities like computer education in collaboration with NIIT, dressmaking, zardozi work, adult education and other activities.
Community Development Programmes: Sakaar conducts regular programmes with community members on topics like development of psycho-social skills for care of infants and children, citizen rights and responsibilities, youth associations, and disaster management.
Gender Resource Centre: The organization runs two gender resource centres in South Delhi where they conduct non-formal education classes, adult literacy programmes, health camps, legal advocacy, nutrition demonstrations, and provide information about government schemes and their beneficiaries.
Target Intervention Programme: Sakaar is a part of the Target Intervention Programme through which they work with 2,000 female sex workers. Their objective is to increase awareness of HIV/AIDS in the community and helps the women with health camps, condom promotion programmes and crisis management meetings.
Technical Education Community Outreach Scheme (TECOS): The aim of TECOS is to deliver training programmes for uplifting the quality of life of poor and needy children by enabling them to gain self/wage employment. Sakaar runs a basic computer course and provides certificates to the children.
Income Rs1 cr
Expense Rs1 cr
Source : Audit Report 2014
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