Stabilizing as ‘Shishu Milap’ by initiating concept of library and inculcating importance for education amongst the street children and their parents through ....
enrolments of these children in government residential and day schools
non formal education – learning through fun
Organizing waste picking women in Vadodara city
Action research on rituals and practices of traditional midwives
1995 - 2004
Women Centered Health Project- Mumbai
Strengthening the education component through...
Non formal education centers
Book exhibitions and regular sale of low priced quality books and toys for children.
Aveshika- Science and Maths centered programme for school children
Shodhkhol- curriculum based workbooks on Science for standards 5 to 7 along with low cost laboratory kits.
Advocacy for abolition of child labour
2005 – 2014
Discovery Science Resource Group- Practical training to teachers to teach Maths and Science in schools (through Shodkhol books and kit).
Non formal education centers.
Advocacy on quality of Education and Child Rights
Evidence based advocacy for maternal health – Urban Vadodara
Work on maternal health and documenting maternal deaths in select districts of Gujarat
Work on comprehensive health of urban poor women with a life cycle approach and men’s involvement
Life skill education with adolescents and building Peer Leadership (urban Vadodara)
Financial support for continuation of formal education – Scholarship Programme – urban Vadodara
Adolescents as responsible citizens – strengthening peer leadership and enhancing collective action for Social accountability (Urban Vadodara, Dahod, Mahisagar and Surendranagar)
Sexual and Reproductive Health and rights of adolescents
Livelihood – empowering girls towards self reliance
With urban poor
Work around right to shelter as right to life against eviction of poor from prime locations of Vadodara
Strengthening local committees of people for liasoning between community and service providers in for improvement in basic facilities in their bastis
Entering partnerships for wider reach
Membership in various networks and alliances
2015- Till Date
Support centers in select bastis – creating a space for children to study, learn and play
Age specific and need specific interventions like strengthening the pre school component in anganwadis, creating strong base in three R’s of literacy in lower classes, additional inputs in understanding basic concept, value education and life skill education
Advocacy (local, state, national, international), research and improvements in maternal health services, facilities and quality of care of pregnant and lactating women using social accountability to make it a community issue- thereby reducing near miss cases and maternal deaths.
Public awareness for better planning, implementation and monitoring of selected SDGs with a gender equality lens.
With adolescents and youth
Strengthening of the scholarship programme widening its scope to career counseling and exposure to various vocational and academic institutes
Social accountability through adolescent and youth leadership with an inclusion approach (including adolescents and youth with disabilities and in sexual minorities) – in Urban Vadodara, Anand, Dahod, Mahisagar, Bharuch)
Sexual and reproductive health and rights of adolescents and youth - in Urban Vadodara, Anand, Dahod, Mahisagar, Bharuch)
Livelihood component revived and strengthened
Strengthening existing partnerships and expanding with new ones
Sustained membership and active participation in various state, national and international coalitions and bringing together feminist groups, civil society organizations and academicians in a strategic way for gender justice.
General areas of work since the organization’s inception
Relief and rehabilitation work
Empowering communities and change agents for sustainable outcomes
Listen to SAHAJ’s history in an exclusive interview with S.Srinivasan, one of the founders of SAHAJ