Promoting education and enhancing vocational skills

Education is the key to empowerment and a tool to fight against poverty. Education plays an important role in shaping an individual’s career. The level of education helps people to earn recognition and respect in the society. Undoubtedly education is both socially & personally an indispensable part of human life. So our motto is education for all.

To achieve this goal:

  • We associate with various non-governmental organisations to support and strengthen the vulnerable communities.
  • We create nurturing environment for migrant, underprivileged and vulnerable children who can ensure for themselves a bright future.
  • Our partnership ensures quality and innovative practices reaches to the vulnerable section of the society.

Our approaches include:

  • Supporting of Balwadi centres, support classes for migrant children.
  • Sustenance of differently abled challenged children by providing them with education, vocational training, corrective surgery, etc.
  • Providing secure shelter to orphan children.

Projects Supported by Mastek Foundation

Empowering Marginalized Communities

Aarambh was set up in 1997 to provide education, health care and skills training to children, women and youth of migrant communities settled in the slums of Navi Mumbai. Aarambh works through 6 slum based Community Centres in Navi Mumbai and 5 Rural Centres in Wai Taluka of Satara District in Maharashtra.

It reaches out to 1970 children, 440 women and 210 youth. Aarambh runs balwadis for children who are 3 to 5 years old. School enrollment programs for out of school children. It organizes study classes for children of local government schools. Midday meals are provided for Balwadi children since mothers go to work dropping the children at our centres. Health camps & referrels for families of the children. Tailoring classes and income generation activities for women are also conducted. Health education & awareness sessions and adult literacy classes for women are a part of Aarambh’s program. Competitions, cultural activities, educational visits for children are regular activities of Aarambh.

To have dreams is to have wings

Miss Naseema Hurzuk was struck by paraplegia at the age of 16 years. After the initial trauma, she decided to dedicate her life to rehabilitation of the disabled. Accordingly, she formed Helpers of the Handicapped, Kolhapur in 1984. ‘Helpers’ provides medical aid (including corrective surgeries), appliances, hostel accommodation, school & college education, vocational training and employment to the disabled. Helpers has so far provided assistance to over 7,965 persons with disabilities to the tune of Rs. 10.5 Crores and also created infrastructures such as Hostels, Schools, Rehabilitation & Training Centers etc., costing Rs. 8.37 Crores (figures up to 31st March 2013) to ensure more effective and on-going services.

Sangopita – Badlapur, Thane

A shelter for care

Sangopita is an NGO which offers a ray of hope to 62 numbers of agonized parents who are endowed with special children who are mentally challenged i.e. suffering from Autism, Down viagra pills online syndrome and Cerebral Palsy etc.

Sangopita was started by such parents of a disabled child with the help of other parents suffering similarly. Sangopita not only takes care of these children, but also provides necessary medical aid, Special Education and most of all, the Affection and Love they deserve. Sangopita strives for the development of such children who are above 4 years of age. Sangopita disproves the general notion that these children cannot progress.

Sangopita is situated in a small village sheltered by scenic natural surroundings, which provides fresh air as well as pollution free environment. The most important feature of Sangopita is that it is run without any link or help from any government, religious or political agency. A family with a challenged child itself becomes challenged. Mr. & Mrs. Ravindra Sugwekar, the founder members, and other trustees of Sangopita are parents/related to such special children and for years have experienced the difficulties encountered incurring such special children. SANGOPITA means Personalized, Passionate, Parental Upbringing It is indeed very difficult for the parents of these special children (C.P./Multi Handicapped / Slow Learner / Autistic) to impart proper care and medical attention from time to time.

NGO for child education

Touching Lives (since 2003) is a non-profit organization dedicated to Education, Empowerment and Enlightenment of children living in the slums of Mumbai. The organization runs independent learning centres. The committed children, aged 5 – 21, gain supplementary education through several learning programs. There is a cycle of 7 learning programs; starting from Community Beginners to Beginners Program, Preschool, Afterschool, Transit, Dream Project, Pay-It-forward Program. This allows the children to become independent and successful professionals in their chosen area. They could even be the future generation of leaders at your organization. Touching Lives also supports other NGOs and schools both in rural and urban areas through teacher training and mentoring programs.In 2014, 120 children took part in the learning programs at Touching Lives. In 2015, the goal is to educate over 250 children!

Ray of Hope Ministries

Project “ASHALAYA” (House of HOPE) Children’s Home is an action plan. These are in small units of a family based environment, where the children are not only fed and provided with shelter but also find a Home of their own; where they are cared for, loved and reformed; where they find meaning for life and HOPE for their future. Currently 94 beneficiaries are provided with shelter and other facilities.

Help Youth Trust is a non profit organization – ESTABLISHED IN THE YEAR 2010,

Millions of youth in India in the age group 18 to 35 years suffer from locomotors disability (ortho handicapped). The disability may range from polio affected legs, amputate hands / legs or even spinal affecting mobility.

To enrich the lives of differently abled persons and develop a world of equal opportunities. Help Youth Trust is involved in training them with entrepreneurial oriented courses such as mobile phone repair, computer hardware etc. The key objective of the training program is to ensure employment and employability of the differently abled people providing means to earn a livelihood and gain economic independence.