Summary of Sajeevta Foundation
The Sajeevta Foundation is a not-for-profit companyset up to inspire and mentor disadvantaged childrenwho are without the resources to learn well. Workingcollaboratively and inclusively with children and their families, the Sajeevta Foundation is making a deepand lasting differen
ce to children’s learning abilities,
academic understanding and long-term motivation for success in life.
Since 2010, fifteen children from Gandhinagar,Gujarat, have been supported with over 20 hours per week of learning and mentoring in morning andevening sessions at the Sajeevta home learningcentre. Children have been selected where familieslack formal education and resources to effectively
support children’s school learning.
Learning at theSajeevta centre focuses on strengthening four mainabilities:
Communicate andexpressGujarati, English and Hindi Analyse and solveproblemsMathematics and puzzlesExplore andunderstandResearch projectsImagine and create Art and story-telling
The Foundation works closely with schools to supportthe individual children in the programme and to
provide training for staff in Sajeevta’s lea
rningmethods. The work of the centre is supported byexperts in innovative learning from a range of backgrounds and countries.
The approach is to build up a social group wherechildren and adults work together to buildrelationships and participate in activities with sharedgoals and four core streams of work:
:a social group for learning:
creating a social group of engaged learnersthrough regular collaboration with children, familyand school to solve problems and decide how tostrengthen learning.
:learning how to learn well:
mentoring children to build up learning abilities,so that they become aware of how they arelearning and become active in improving their own learning behaviour.
group and individualised learning for each child tounderstand essential material and techniques tomanage school and extra-curricular learning.
:motivation and guidance:
preparing children to set aims and to overcomebarriers to reach long-term goals for further education, training and employment.The Sajeevta Foundation plans to extend its modeland set up additional learning centres to support moredisadvantaged children. For this we will needcollaboration and support from children, families,teachers, schools, trained learning mentors andfunders.
for underprivileged children to experiencelearning that gives them an equal opportunity for success in life.
to combine ground level action withresearch to identify and pioneer evidence-basedapproaches of learning and teaching practices for underprivileged children, to be shared effectively withschools and teachers.
to influence change through key partnerswho work together as a social group for inclusive andoutstanding education. Learning mentors play a keyrole of connecting families, children and school, to
work together effectively for the child’s learning.