Samvedana, literally it means Compassion, but Samvedana stands for a lot more. It is a force that can transcend dreams into reality. It is power that can dispel the darkness of ignorance with the light of knowledge.
Samvedana empowers young minds to live the poet’s dream. It strives to create a world free of abuse, a world suffused with love, a world where opportunities are created to turn aspirations into achievements.
Adding celebration and values to life, Samvedana has given ‘childhood’ back to the children. Since 2002, the organization has been empowering the socially and economically marginalized children with education and
life skills, bridging the inadequacies of their lives. It has also provided platform for likeminded to come together and serve society.
Founded by Mrs. Janki Vasant with a relentless support of Mr. Hiten Vasant and Mr. Peerzada.
Samvedana, a need based initiative started in the slums of Vadaj area, for less privileged children in Ahmedabad with non-formal education, now in Municipal school with formal education, catering higher education to the
deserving, vocational skills and employment opportunities, providing nutrition, health and hygiene to the toddlers, pregnant mothers and lactating mothers in the rural areas.
Samvedana believing humanity as the highest of all ‘dharma’, today completed 10 years and is carving the future of 3000 children.
learning about the need of formal education from the grassroot experience,shifted our centre to nearby Municipal school and started the Akshara initiative (Primary school education, Grade 1-8). This year saw the first of Samvedana’s fundraising event – ‘Cricket for a Cause’.
Grew in number of children, parents involvement and volunteer support. Launched initiatives Gyaan (High school education), Sakhi (Counselling, community visits and awareness programs) and Mitra (Volunteer inclusion program).
Birth of initiative Eklavya, which helps meritorious but economically constrained students to pursue higher education through scholarships.
Collaborated with HPCL and CII, Got possession of the 2nd floor and started Library, AV room , Computer lab for our students.
Got into partnership with ICDS project and took up monitoring of 26 aanganwadi’s.
Thanks to Rotary club, created space and launched ‘Udgreev’, vocational skills programme at Samvedana for youth and women of the community to provide a sustainable solution beyond education. Spread to 46 Aanganwadis.
This year initiated success stories from Eklavya initiative! making it into a Nursing college, an engineering college, clearing CPT to became a C.A through merit. We expanded to another municipal school-at Sarkari Vasahat Municipal School at Vastrapur.
Total strength of children by now in
Akshara – 375
Gyaan – 100
Udgreev – 45
Total children adopted in Eklavya – 51
Total Anganwadis adopted – 71 (total number of children reached – 2130)
Mitra project started its new concept of Happeee Bank
Updates on Eklavya students Hema, who got into a nursing college, got distinction and got placed in Sterling Hospital. Bharat got distinction in his last semester of Engineering Deepak Makwana and Mitesh Makwana from Udgreev project got into technical departments in Air Force. 2013 – Samvedana completed 10 years and celebrated the decade of compassion through various activities round the year with other ngo’s and causes.Another milestone was achieved with the concept of “rurbanisation”. Samvedana commenced its rural schools and preschools in dholka and kheda taluka of ahmedabad.
Sahyog – Cricket for a Cause, our much awaited fund raising event completed a decade with 45 corporate houses participating.
Samvedana touched 50000 lives through its 8 initiatives and got recognized with Platinum certificate bu Guidestar India. Samvedana became member of BNI – largest business networking group ‘Mitra’ launched Happee Bank and came up with concept of Wish Tree where children’s wishes were put up and shared with friends through weekend window. Udgreev team went to Singapore for its very 1st exhibition abroad.
We had csr tie ups with shell hazira and Viral Industries. Thus stepped up and hired professionals like education consultant and for psychological interventions
Hired a designer from Shrushti Banglore and NIFT, taught skills like Shibori, Tie-die, batiq and block printing to Udgreev students
Taken up the issue of malnourished children, guided by experts, we designed 60 flashcards for educating mothers. Planned healthy plate from the nutritional pyramid and plate given by michelle Obama
Four English medium registered schools running in villages of Lana, Vataman, Badarkha and tarapore with total strength of 350 students