Sakaar Sewa Samiti

Sakaar Sewa Samiti has taken upon itself the monumental mission of cleaning the Ganga Ghats at Varanasi – one ghat at a time – and of mobilizing public support for the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan that has caught the imagination of Indians all across the country.

Sakaar Sewa Samiti was started by Shailesh Pandey and Temsutula Imsong in Ghazipur in 2011 to promote rural development, education and employment generation as well as rural awareness to cleanliness. In 2013, a determined Temsutula Imsong led a small team of volunteers to clean up Prabhu Ghat, reputed to be the filthiest of all ghats, on the banks of the Ganga at Varanasi. Having garnered support through social media as well as local crowdsourcing, asking one and all to join in, the team took 3 days to clean up Prabhu Ghat of three hundred kilos of garbage and human waste, all the while posting updates and pictures on social media to show actual, real time progress.

The final picture of the mission – of a brightly lit, spotlessly clean Prabhu Ghat at twilight – was circulated widely on the internet as a visual ode to the ‘can do’ spirit of every volunteer and member of Saakar Sewa Samiti.

Apart from the widespread support and appreciation earned social media, Temsutula Imsong’s efforts were noticed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who tweeted about the success of the mission and saluted the spirit of the entire team. The accolades and recognition, which include meetings with Prime Minister Modi, have only strengthened Temsutula Imsong’s resolve to spread her mission of cleanliness to more and more Indians.

Today, in addition to spreading the message of Swachh Bharat, Sakaar Sewa Samiti is also engaged in conducting workshops, especially for schoolchildren, about solid waste management, recycling and composting. The aim is to make the children aware of the importance of waste management and how it is integral to cleanliness, so as to instill values of sanitation and civic sense in them at a young age.

Srijan Foundation Trust steadfastly supports Saakar Sewa Samiti as the organization shares common goals of revitalizing and rebuilding a new, vibrant India.

Aarohan Learning Centre

Aarohan Learning Centre – Facilitating Learning Among Underprivileged Communities

Aarohan Learning Centre is a Delhi based non-profit dedicated to empowering those from lesser privileged backgrounds by providing education as well as skill development. Aarohan started in 2012 with teaching tailoring skills to a small batch of women from the local community in Shahadara in East Delhi, and soon expanded to include a learning centre to provide non formal education to their children as well.

The objectives of Aarohan Learning Centre are two-fold i.e. to grow as an after-school learning centre as well as a skill-building centre by running multiple batches to reach more and more students and women from surrounding areas; and to help initiate independent micro enterprises by the women upon completion of training and help sell their produce through multiple outlets like exhibitions and ecommerce ventures.

Aarohan Learning Centre has helped many children, studying in nearby Government Schools, improve their learning skills, academic performance and overall development using multiple tools and methods of education.

Similarly, Aarohan Learning Centre has impacted the lives of many women positively through imparting skills in tailoring, designing and embroidery. Most of these women have become self-sufficient with stitching from home, while a few have even gone on to start their own boutique businesses or training centres in their own communities.

Srijan Foundation Trust is committed to supporting Aarohan Learning Centre to help bring about real, tangible change at the grass root level in the areas of Education and Community Empowerment, thereby fulfilling its mission of Reclaiming, Rebuilding and Revitalizing the Indian Civilization.