Sarjan Project was started in 2007 in Juhapura area of Ahmedabad city with an idea of assisting the underprivileged children in their education as well as teaching them life skills and human values. We believe that complete education has to include the overall growth of the children. For that, a positive surrounding is very important. So in SARJAN we focus on creating "that" positive surrounding while helping the children in their studies as well as various other activities.
Children of the surrounding localities aging from 6 years old to 18 years old come to our center as per their convenience daily. They do their academic work like their home work, preparation for class test or exams. Our volunteers help them with their doubts and queries. Besides that, they are also encouraged to do other activities such as art and craft, drawing, playing sports etc.
A very unique thing we started for the kids there was opening bank accounts for the children, where all the children deposit their savings. This has helped a lot in making them understand the value of money and the importance of savings in life. In addition to this, we have set up a computer lab through which the children are also imparted basic knowledge of Computer. Various events like celebration of festivals, birthday celebration, dance and lunch for children, workshops on various topics are also conducted on a regular basis.
Each year around 50 new children come to our classrooms and study there. Currently we have around 150 children.
The project runs every day from 2 pm to 6 pm.
You can be a part of the project by giving just 2 hrs every week . The volunteers can go there and spend time with the students, help them with their studies, homework and assignments. They can also teach them English or extracurricular activities that are vital for their growth and holistic development.
Going to some concrete details, Its always said that self defence gives you that added confidence. Considering this,YUVA appointed a trainer to teach karate to these kids. It was because of their efforts that these children won a state level karate competition.