Shiksha Rath (Chariot of Education) is an after-school project that offers holistic education to underprivileged children. Our aim is to equip these children with necessary skills to enable them to perform well in life as well as to prepare them to become role models and leaders for the next generation. Shiksha Rath believes that charities and corporations must enterprise together to effectively address social needs such as education. We aim to build an educational model that is sustainable and can be expanded to serve children from urban slums across India.
Shiksha Rath has three goals:
- To provide underprivileged children with the best of holistic education.
- To train them in employable skills and so help them break the cycle of poverty.
- To imbue them with the values of their own cultural traditions and enable them to be future agents of social and economic change within these great traditions.
Our pilot project is situated in North Delhi, where we work with around 100 children from the Outram Lines Slum. For the last 4 years Shiksha Rath has offered after-school tutorials and mentorship, initially starting out in a very humble way in a park by the slum.
Presently, Shiksha Rath has an Academy & Tutorial programme. In liaison with the parents in the slum, we have handpicked children, who have proved to be hard-working, enthusiastic and academically gifted, for this investment.