SHIKSHA SANSKAR SWAVLAMBAN
It is a registered Non-governmental organization (NGO) run by IIT Kanpur students and faculty members for the upliftment of underdeveloped sections of the society through meaningful education
Our primary aim is to establish an educational institution in underdeveloped localities close to IIT Kanpur that will build knowledgeable, self-dependent, confident, socially conscious beings who would be responsible and sensitive to society. Shiksha Sopan has formulated its education system to achieve three main objectives.
Shiksha: Shiksha means education, not only to make machines out of people, but to produce socially sensitive, cultured and responsible citizen who will assets and not liabilities for society. Leaving aside the most commonly followed scheme of education through chalk and talk alone, a balanced delivery of knowledge through games, educational visits, audio and visual aids, demonstrations etc. is the theme on which we are trying to run our system.
Sanskar: Character building and inculcation of moral values to develop sense of altruism, feeling of patriotism and respect for humanity among its disciples and beneficiaries through regular practices is one of our main objectives.
Swavlamban: Unemployment is one of the most serious problems of mankind. And the solution lies in developing respect for human labour. During the school education we are trying to train the students in various labour-oriented skills that will help them creating employment for themselves. These include tailoring, handicrafts and production of consumable items such as candles, notebooks, etc. Such exercise will build self confidence and respect for labour and help the student in acquiring enough expertise in at least one profession to earn live hood for himself/herself.
Video showing some of the activities done by Shiksha Sopan. More Videos can be found at youtube.