Samvedana was founded in 2002 as an
organization to provide quality education to underprivileged children. In 2002 we started small with just with one branch, in a place called Nava Vadaj , a semi-rural neighborhood. We started off by providing non-formal education to children in that area only. We began with a class of about 40 children, all keen and full of enthusiasm, bursting with ideas and excited about the idea of education. Slowly as the news traveled our classes got bigger and better. It was time to start providing formal education in a motivating and productive environment. We sought help from the local municipal schools which were basically government-run learning centers for the underprivileged.
We finally had some solid infrastructure!
In our second year we had a 100 children
studying under our experts but we had a long way to
go! We initiated a new program called Akshara which literally translates into ‘letters’. It also means indestructible. Just like our spirit! Akshara not just provided education, but went a little beyond that. It also tapped into nutrition for our children. We tried non-conventional medium like drama and songs to get through to the children. Young volunteers had begun to pour in and lend a hand with various interactive activities.Our team was getting bigger, our activities
were getting better and our goals
were reaching higher!
The best way to find yourself is to lose
yourself in the service of others.
- Mahatma Gandhi