Education is at the heart of all that Saphara does in India.
We believe that education is the key to empowering young people from disadvantaged communities to escape from poverty. Each of our schools provides an education which values and affirms young people, giving both girls and boys the chance to flourish.
Funding for Schools – Saphara took over the funding of Donk Primary School in 2009 to save the school from closure. Each child at the school is provided with an education through our sponsorship programme, which is also being extended to other schools.
Teacher Support – Saphara directly pays the salaries of a number of teachers across all of our schools, ensuring that senior teachers continue their high level of teaching. We also provide professional support in the form of workshops led by lecturers, teachers and school principals from N. Ireland.
Toilet Blocks – The simple provision of school toilets by Saphara is an absolute necessity to allow all pupils, especially adolescent girls, to continue studying. To find out more, see Transform Wellbeing.
Science Labs – Saphara has transformed science teaching at SNEHA and Kaplani by building two well–equipped laboratories. Here, young people develop problem solving and critical thinking skills in lessons led by our Saphara teams.
Classrooms and Playgrounds – Saphara is dedicated to the construction of great places for children to learn and play safely, often in stark contrast to their home environment.
“SNEHA school is an oasis in a life of poverty, a family away from your home and a place where all children can flourish and strive to achieve their dreams.”
Rebecca and Hollie, College Team 2014.
English Language Programme – Speaking English in India is often seen as a sign of status as it brings opportunities for further education and better jobs. Joanne Holland, a Saphara teacher involved in creating our English language programme reflects,
“The highlight of my time at Kaplani High school were the English role plays. These were delivered with humour, expression and the pupils exuded such confidence…To teach any pupil is a privilege; to see a child shine with new found confidence is a joy.”