Help underprivileged children enjoy fun activities by Saath (Initiatives for Equity in Development)

Help underprivileged children enjoy fun activities


Learning disabilities are no match for Alfeena’s spirit today!

Alfeena had a difficult life from the day she was born. Her birth mother abandoned her at the hospital. But Kausar Sheikh, a woman from a village in Gujarat called Juhapura decided to adopt her.

But Afreena’s life did not get a lot easier. When she was 10, her teachers realized that she had several learning disabilities. She could not express herself and it became hard for people around her to understand her. This made her withdraw into herself.

Her teachers at Balghar met with her parents and told them what was happening. They expressed their worries and asked her parents to join them in guiding her. The constant efforts of the Balghar tutors and her parents helped Afleena develop both mentally and physically.

She has now grown from a shy, fearful and insecure child to a jovial child. This has been possible because of the learning activities she was given. Her teachers say that Alfeena has a sharp mind and learns well with practical learning. She is in the third grade and with continuous practical learning will go on to finish her education with flying colors.

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About The Program

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Remedial Education
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Program Description

SAATH runs Balghars that provide pre-school education and nutrition support to underprivileged children from the slums of Ahmedabad. The curriculum has been specially designed with the help of expert child psychologists in collaboration with teachers to improve and strengthen the quality of pre-school education components.

They are taught in the Montessori method which includes a lot of fun learning activities. When everyday living is a challenge, fun takes a backseat. It is very important for children to engage in fun events for holistic growth. Fun learning activities help the children from slums adapt faster as they do not have the exposure that regular kids have. These activities help them develop social confidence.

Donations made to this program support the cost of fun and learning activities for children. Donate to this program and help children enjoy the little celebrations.

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About The NGO

Saath (Initiatives for Equity in Development)
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Saath (Initiatives for Equity in Development)

Saath (which in Hindi/Gujarati means 'together, co-operation, a collective or support'), is an NGO in India registered as a Public Charitable Trust and is based in Ahmedabad, Gujarat. They closely work with the vulnerable communities and empowers the socially marginalized by providing them livelihood linkages, imparting skills leading to employment, health and education facilities. The focus areas of Saath are livelihoods, skill development, health and education, rights, urban governance, financial inclusion, rehabilitation and resettlement and other community development initiatives.

Saath envisions inclusive and empowered communities and individuals.They aspire to make human settlements equitable living environments where all residents and vulnerable people have access to health, education, essential infrastructure services and livelihood options, irrespective of their economic and social status.They have received several accolades for its programs, internal systems, organizational ethics, best practices in resource mobilization and sustainability models, the latest one of them being the - India NGO Award 2014-15 in the Medium category.

In the last 27 years, they have rendered their services to several slum residents, migrants, minorities, children, women, youth and vulnerable people in Gujarat, Rajasthan, and Maharashtra (Mumbai) and have touched the lives of more than 5,00,000 individuals.

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Founded in 1991
NGO Leadership

Chinmayi Desai

areas of operation
Area of Operation
Area of Operation

Anganwadi | children

location of work
Location of Work
Location of Work


Awards And Recognitions
Awards And Recognitions

2017: Commitment to Transparency & Public Accountability

last audited
Last Audited
Last Audited by GiveIndia

December 2018

Verification Visit Reports
Verification Visit Reports

Verification Report 1

Verification Report 2

Verification Report 3

Verification Report 4

Verification Report 5

Verification Report 6

Program Updates

Program Updates

5 July, 2020

Learn with some Fun


Learn with some Fun

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A typical day at the center starts with prayer then with songs and rhymes. Teacher teaches them how to read and write Alphabets, Numbers. Then they play some outdoor games and after that they have their snacks.

We had organized Nutritional awareness session for the mothers of our students. The session was conducted by head of the paediatrician department of VS Hospital. Doctor urged mothers to provide nutritious food to children for strengthening their immunity and discussed daily schedule for children.

Children celebrated Holi on 9th March 2020. The children who were colourfully dressed to their best ability danced and snacks & sweets were distributed to the students while the teachers also attended the functions. Water gun (Pichkari) was distributed to all the children for Holi. Overall the children had a gala time.

19 November, 2019

Kids engaged in diverse activities


Kids engaged in diverse activities

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22 July, 2019


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Program Update

A typical day at the center starts with prayer then with songs and rhymes. Teacher teaches them how to read and write Alphabets, Numbers. Then they play some outdoor games and after that they have their snacks.

There is parents – teachers meeting every quarter where parents are given updates about their child’s physical, mental and behavioural growth. In the month of February, we took children from Balghar to Kankari Bal Vatika (Zoo and Amusement Park). Children played the colour game in open ground and information about various plants was given through games. Children were fascinated to see different kinds of animals and birds, after their meal they were taken to the ‘Mirror House’, which amused them so much to see their body shape changing. While going back home they took a ride in toy train.

Story from the field

Aneeza Rafiqbhai is a 4 year old daughter of a domestic maid and a rickshaw driver. During the community visit for admissions for academic year 2018-19 our teachers of Balghar met her parents and convinced them to send their daughter to school. When Aneeza came to the Balghar in July 2018, she was very nervous she used to cry a lot. Teachers immediately noticed that she was very weak and was suffering from malnutrition. The teachers first focused on her health. Teachers also counselled her parents and told them Aneeza’s nutritional requirements. At first she was only interested in playing with toys in the class and would immediately start crying if asked to study. With constant care and attention, the teachers improved her attention towards learning and her health started improving as well. Now, in a few months there has been a lot of change in her. Her weight has increased and she is much healthier now and has started enjoying studies as well. She now sings in the class, writes in her own slate, counts from 1 to 20, reads charts and takes part in all the other activities. Her teacher says, “The biggest change has been that she now helps other children as well in the class and is always happy to study”.

What is the expected total number of beneficiaries in this program for FY18-19? 240
What is the number of beneficiaries/ benefits provided in this program, Year-To-Date 2700
Village/City/State where project is located Ahmedabad
Total Budget for the project for FY18-19 1800000
Total Expenses for the project YTD 22000000

28 February, 2018

Celebrations galore at the SAATH


Christmas is again the time of celebration with decorations and many visitors. The children were taken out for lunch to restaurants to celebrate the special day.

Diwali is the time for festivities. A lot of donors visited the centers and distributed food and sweetmeats to the children. The students were taken to visit the Amul Dairy in Anand. The children were explained about the importance of Milk and the products that are made from Milk such as buttermilk, yogurt, preparation of milk from Powder etc

Hygiene Kits were distributed to the students by a Canadian visitor in the Rajyash Riverium Center. The children were taught about the importance of Hygiene and how to keep them themselves neat and clean.

Medical camps were conducted in the centers at all the CFS centers in last six months. Children who were diagnosed malnourished were given supplements and children suffering from some illness were referred to govt. Hospital

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