Come to Read (CTR)
Funding Agency: Jean-Francois Peterbroeck Foundation
Years of Work: 2012 - 2019
No. of Direct Beneficiaries: 240 children annually
Come to Read (CTR) emphasizes on the elementary education of deprived children enabling their absorption into mainstream classroom education in a sustained manner. At the “Oasis Centres” and “SAFE Units” established for learning and tutoring, holistic development of children takes place through specially developed activity-based curriculum and offer after-school support to first-generation learners by tutoring them in difficult subjects. The project is currently operational in three slums of Hyderabad namely Bholanagar, Hafeezpet and Vattepally.
Funding Agency: Individual Funding (Sajid Hussain)
Years of Implementation: 2017-2020
No. of Direct Beneficiaries: 20 children till date
Despite having great potential, some children from poor households are deprived of opportunity due to lack of quality education in the govt. schools or low-income private schools. Through this project, we provide full scholarship support for deserving children to study in international schools and simultaneously providing career & behaviour counselling to them and their parents. Ten students are selected and given a platform to explore their interest, talent, passion, in diverse fields of education to fulfil their potential and shape a bright future through providing financial assistance, guidance & mentoring.
Funding Agency: Crowdfunding
Start Year: 2016
No. of Direct Beneficiaries: 50 girls annually
Aqriti-1 & 2
Funding Agency: United Way of Hyderabad (UWH), Qualcomm
Years of Work: 2018 - 2020
No. of Direct Beneficiaries: 15000 kids in 88 schools
While girls from financially secure backgrounds are excelling in unconventional careers across the globe, the same opportunity is not available for girls and women from diverse socio-economic backgrounds. They often receive a poor quality of education and have limited knowledge on the core concepts particularly in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) related fields. Poor access to STEM infrastructure, lack of career guidance and financial instability are the other causes due to which children are refrained from opting for STEM education. The Aqriti project focuses on generating interest and building a stronger understanding of basic concepts of STEM courses, extending exposure to diverse career fields and scholarship programs. It also focusses on strengthening & formalizing School Management Committees (SMCs) and promoting STEM education in government schools. The project has reached out to 43 & 45 government schools in Mandal Asifnagar-1 & 2, Hyderabad respectively in 2018 and 2019.
Community Literacy Mission (CLM)
Start Year: 2019
As per a survey by SAFA, 80% of the people in these marginalized communities are illiterate and are unable to read and comprehend even one language. They were not able to even read posters, bills, or their children’s report cards. This presented a need for basic literacy for all and a project for providing quality literacy to deprived communities in urban slums of Hyderabad. The project is a collaborative effort of SAFA and MS Education Society for the age group 15-50 years to read, comprehend and develop basic numerical competence. SAFA envisages creating 100% literacy zones in the slums through this project.
Funding Agency: United Way of Hyderabad (UWH), Microsoft
Years of Work: 2019 -2020
No. of Direct Beneficiaries: 160 women annually
The project offers placement oriented training to women in the domain of Spoken English and ITES. Capacity building and Personality Development is focused upon during Yuva Josh club activities.