"If there is a seventh wonder in the world, it is SNEHA"
Sitara, SNEHA student
Saphara believes in the power of education to change lives
Our Education Initiatives
Education is at the heart of every Saphara policy and an integral part of our Girl Champions and Transformational Leadership Programmes. It is the key to empowering young people from disadvantaged communities to escape from poverty.
Even in 2017, social status can decide whether or not a child goes to school. Globally, children from high–income families are almost six times as likely to graduate from higher–level secondary education than those from low–income families. Our work in some of the poorest schools of Northern India tries to change that. The schools we work with provide an education which values and affirms young people, giving them the chance to flourish regardless of social status, religion or gender.
Saphara currently supports six schools run by local partner NGOs. Such organisations are uniquely placed to effect long-term and sustainable change in the communities they serve.
Our partner schools are situated in various locations, from deprived areas in cities to those catering to the most rural communities in the foothills of the Himalayas. Saphara has supported the education of over 2,500 students in these schools by funding classrooms, paying teachers salaries and providing a cooked lunch - sometimes the only hot meal the pupils will eat in the day.
Our website is full of stories from these pupils given to us directly or indirectly. If they inspire you to make a donation or to sponsor a child, visit our donation page.