SAHAJ was founded in Vadodara, Gujarat in 1984, with an idea of providing a supportive and facilitative atmosphere to persons interested in doing original work in the area of Health and Education. The common strand for all work of SAHAJ has been a conscious focus on marginalized and deprived communities.
SAHAJ encourages social accountability and citizenship building for children, adolescents and women in the Health and Education sectors. We have developed thematic interventions in these sectors by working with stakeholders to ensure access to public services and improve the quality of the same. For greater impact at the state national and international level, we collaborate with like-minded organizations to form coalitions.
SAHAJ believes to be led by the communities it works with. It encourages innovative strategies with a practical relevance to these communities with a gender, rights and an inclusion approach.