At KHUSHII, we believe that education wields the power to free disadvantaged children from the clutches of poverty and transform their future. The Shikshaantra Plus programme endeavors to create a superior learning environment for students in government schools and thereby, increase student enrollment and reduce drop-out rates. The support of student’s families and communities is crucial to the success of this initiative.
Through the Shiksha aur Vikas programme, we aim to improve the lives and livelihoods of marginalized families to enable them to send their children to school until the completion of their education. KHUSHII runs its Shiksha aur Vikas programme within 3 – 5 kilometers of the school so as to integrate communities with the school’s development.
Over the years, it has transformed the lives of over 1.5 million people by addressing challenges related to education, health and nutrition, sanitation, livelihood skilling and access to financial services.
This year, an increased focus was put on creating stronger linkages with the government and non-Government departments to enable better facilitation of trainings, health camps, awareness camps, meetings etc. with our beneficiaries.
The programme worked towards improving the service delivery at the Aaganwadi centres to benefit children and women. Additional strategic mobilization on Immunization, Health and Nutrition was done for the strengthening of services deliveries of Aaganwadi in the communities.
For the economic empowerment of youth and women, livelihood groups were created and women were trained on different aspect of Self Help Group management. Additionally women were provided with Adult Literacy courses to enable them to have basic literacy and numeracy skills before venturing into livelihood activities.