We at Body Basics Retail Pvt. Ltd visited Sarthak Foundation, an NGO working for the education of the under-privileged children in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India and were pleased to see that each and every child here is super talented and a store house of vibrant energy. The time spent with the children was a life changing experience, the love and respect we received from them was incredible. We took this opportunity to fulfil our Corporate social responsibility and decided to contribute towards this noble cause – educaTE A CHild.

Sarthak Foundation is a registered not-for-profit organisation working for the education of the under-privileged children in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India. It is registered under the Societies Act 1860, and are 12A and 80G (Income Tax Exemption) certified.

Their project (educaTE A CHild) focuses on providing education to the children who are deprived of it due to financial constraint. Their goal is to reach out to the slum children, beggars, rag pickers and children engaged in any form of labour.They conduct classes (Open Study Centers) six days a week for the children and cover their primary education. They teach them English, Mathematics and General Awareness and Etiquette. Sarthak Foundation also conducts sports, arts and cultural classes for these children on a regular basis. Their objective is to provide quality education, free of cost at the heart of the children’s residence. Through this they are able to reach out to those children who really do not have access to quality education.

The progress speaks volumes about their achievement. It started with just six children. With very less help, in the last two and a half years, Sarthak Foundation has managed to raise this number to more than four hundred. They have got some children admitted to an English medium school as well. They now cover three slums and one village in Uttar Pradesh. The core team comprises of management professionals, teachers and engineers . Their vision is to free the current generation of children with poverty. They believe that the only way to do this, is to empower them through education and employability skills. Once they get employed, they will be able to take their families out of this vicious cycle of poverty.