Sanskar India Foundation
About us: Sanskar India Foundation is an Organisation,
which aims at instilling civic, environment and social values
in children at an age when these can be imbibed into their
personalities so that they grow up as complete human beings
and responsible citizens.
To rear a generation of responsible citizens
with the strength, courage and commitment towards the environment
and the society.
Mission: The vision is persued through "Sanskar"
an inspiring programe designed specialy for school.
The Programme can be conducted in three languages
Impact: 2000 -2500 children in schools all over
Year- 2003-2004 Study of existing school curricula
to identify areas that are not adequately being dealt with
by formal education. Program "Sanskar " formulated
with modules on: Civic values, Environment values, Health
and Social values. Year 2004- 2005 Launched in 8 classes in
three schools for over 500 children. Year 2005- 2006 Expanded
to 30 schools in two languages.
Achievements: The Programme "Sanskar"
currently running in above 30 schools, two thirds being
municipal schools. It has been highly appreciated by the
principals, teachers and students.
What we do:
Newspaper coverage: Times
Of India, DNA
We run the programe called "Sanskar
" as mentioned above.
Info sources: Brochure, Annual Activity Report,
Programmes organised during the year:
on "Say no to Plastics" , "Say no to Fire Crackers",
and "Use Eco-friendly Idols" have been conducted
as a part of "Sanskar".
Management and Vermiculture
on 'Say No To Plastic'
on 'Say No To Crackers'
- Yearly Budget:
About 6 lacs
- Revenue Sources: Donations-MMREIS Personal resources
- Key Sponsor:
- A corporate can adopt us at yearly funding of Rs. yes,
- full time: no
Sanskar India Foundation
503 Jolly Bhavan1
New Marine Lines
Mumbai 400 020
Trustee: Ms. Kiran Madan Ph. 9867019761 e mail
Trustee: Ms. Shabnam Javed
India Foundation has been in existence for over two years,
although it got formally registered as a non-profit company
under Section 25 of the Companies Act, only in March 2005.
of the Foundation is to empower children to serve as instruments
of social and environmental reform by instilling civic,
environment, health and social values at an impressionable
age. This objective is pursued through “SANSKAR”, a programme
designed especially for schools.
detailed study of the existing school curricula made clear
the need for a holistic, non-formal program teaching civic,
environment, social, moral and health values in a way that
would be exciting and promote internalizing of these concepts.
The focus had to be on provoking the interest and inducing
a sense of participation and responsibility in children.
This would enable them to grow up as responsible citizens
who would contribute to improving and maintaining their
environment and act against influences detrimental to environment
and health. Also, for this to be effective it could not
be textbook education with exams conducted for marks, which
would defeat the very purpose as the focus then would be
merely on rote learning for better performance in exams.
these factors were taken into consideration while designing
the progamme, “Sanskar,” to fill that gap left un-served
by formal school education.
was launched in July 2004, in 8 divisions of 3 schools with
over 500 children benefiting. The schools selected were
St. Mary’s High School, Kendriya Vidyalaya 2 and
Baretto High School
proramme was funded entirely through personal resources.
The response from schools was overwhelming and the impact
on students very encouraging.
The students enjoyed the child-friendly, interactive
mode of teaching and participated whole-heartedly. Almost
50% voluntarily gave up burning crackers last Diwali. The
Principals of the schools also praised the programme and
appreciated the impact it had on the children. Campaigns
like ‘Say NO to Crackers,’ ‘Say NO to plastics’ and “Use
Eco-Friendly idols” stimulated a special interest. Two of
the three schools have acted by introducing vermi-composting
as an environment friendly way of handling their wet waste.
the programme had been successful in sensitizing children
to civic and environment problems and injecting in them
a sense of responsibility to contribute towards improving
the physical and social environment.
by the success of the pilot project in 2004-2005, Sanskar
India Foundation expanded its activities in 2005-2006 to
cover over 30 schools (60 classes), more than two thirds
of which are Municipal Schools. The programme is currently
being conducted in 2 languages (Marathi and English).
current year’s programme is partly funded by MMRDA as a
project under the MMR Environment Improvement Society enabling
us to engage teachers to carry out the programme. An extensive
training has been given to these teachers.
has been introduced in standard VI or VII of the following
schools in English and Marathi
Schools - Mumbai Suburbs
Cama School No. 1 (Marathi), Andheri
Municipal Schools - Mumbai
Cama School No. 2 (Marathi), Andheri
Dawood Bagh School No. 1 (Marathi), Andheri
DN Nagar Marathi School No. 1, Andheri
DN Nagar Marathi School No. 2, Andheri
, Bandra E, (
Bandra E, (
Municipal Marathi School
, Bandra West
, Bandra West
1. Colaba Primary English School (Morning School)
2. Colaba Primary English School (Afternoon School)
3. Colaba Secondary Marathi School Div I (Afternoon School)
4. Colaba Secondary Marathi School Div II (Afternoon School)
5. Lord Harris Marathi School (Morning School)
6. Lord Harris Marathi School (Afternoon School)
7. Janabai Municipal Marathi School (Morning School)
8. Mahatama Phule Market Marathi School
9. Manohardas Municipal Marathi School (Morning School)
10. Manohardas Municipal Marathi School (Afternoon School)
Government aided / Private schools
, Bora Bazar
St. Mary’s High School (SSC), Byculla
Kendrya Vidyalaya No. 2, Navy Nagar
Kendriya Vidyalaya No.3,
High School , Navy Nagar
Baretto High School
, Chira Bazar
, Napean Sea Road
programme has already been introduced in 44 classes of the
above mentioned 29 schools. By the end of the academic year,
it would be carried out in at least 20 more classes in these
and other schools thereby benefiting at least 2500 children.
overall response has been more than encouraging with children
grasping the concepts very well and putting them into practice
in their daily lives.
the expansion of activities, the Foundation is now in urgent
need of a permanent set up including office space, infrastructure
and staff. Funding sources for these and expanding activities
need to be identified, so as to maintain continuity of work.
to Sanskar India Foundation are tax-exempt
under Section 80 G of IT Act