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Subhiksha Voluntary Organization, a non-governmental development organization founded in 2009. As an organization, we work in areas of education, health, empowerment of girl children and disaster management. We are registered under the Societies Act with a mission to empower masses through education. Children’s education, therefore, occupies centre stage of Subhiksha’s agenda.

We are working with children, aged six to fourteen, who come from poor families and are forced to work as beggars on trains or rag pick along with the rest of their family. We offer these underprivileged children an alternative to begging by providing them food, basic education, health checks, and a safe place to spend their day. Our hope is to provide these children with the necessary skills to overcome the chain of begging and empower them to create viable futures for themselves. We are imparting education according to their age and level with NIOS curriculum (Open Basic Education Programme) of CBSE Board, Noida. We are runnig a full fledged school and also a residential care centre in which the component of vocational training to be included for these children. Our idea is to divert them from begging profession and integrate them in to the fold of education thereby creating the process of decent and dignified life.

NITI Aayog , Government of India - NGO Darpan Subhiksha Voluntary Organization Unique Id is : TS/2010/0025470

About Us

Subhiksha Voluntary Organization, a non-governmental development organization founded in 2009. As an organization, we work in areas of education, health, empowerment of girl children and disaster management. We are registered under the Societies Act with a mission to empower masses through education. Children’s education, therefore, occupies centre stage of Subhiksha’s agenda.

We are working with children, aged six to fourteen, who come from poor families and are forced to work as beggars on trains or rag pick along with the rest of their family. We offer these underprivileged children an alternative to begging by providing them food, basic education, health checks, and a safe place to spend their day. Our hope is to provide these children with the necessary skills to overcome the chain of begging and empower them to create viable futures for themselves. We are imparting education according to their age and level with NIOS curriculum (Open Basic Education Programme) of CBSE Board, Noida. We are runnig a full fledged school and also a residential care centre in which the component of vocational training to be included for these children. Our idea is to divert them from begging profession and integrate them in to the fold of education thereby creating the process of decent and dignified life.

NITI Aayog , Government of India - NGO Darpan Subhiksha Voluntary Organization Unique Id is : TS/2010/0025470

About Us

Subhiksha Voluntary Organization, a non-governmental development organization founded in 2009. As an organization, we work in areas of education, health, empowerment of girl children and disaster management. We are registered under the Societies Act with a mission to empower masses through education. Children’s education, therefore, occupies centre stage of Subhiksha’s agenda.

We are working with children, aged six to fourteen, who come from poor families and are forced to work as beggars on trains or rag pick along with the rest of their family. We offer these underprivileged children an alternative to begging by providing them food, basic education, health checks, and a safe place to spend their day. Our hope is to provide these children with the necessary skills to overcome the chain of begging and empower them to create viable futures for themselves. We are imparting education according to their age and level with NIOS curriculum (Open Basic Education Programme) of CBSE Board, Noida. We are runnig a full fledged school and also a residential care centre in which the component of vocational training to be included for these children. Our idea is to divert them from begging profession and integrate them in to the fold of education thereby creating the process of decent and dignified life.

NITI Aayog , Government of India - NGO Darpan Subhiksha Voluntary Organization Unique Id is : TS/2010/0025470

         


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HAPPENINGS THAT ENTHUSE US.

PEOPLE WHO MOTIVATE US.

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We strive to ensure better lives for neglected children
by providing them access to education and healthcare

Subhiksha is a voluntary organisation registered under the Andhra Pradesh Societies Registration Act, 2001

ABOUT US


Vision

A society where all children are provided equal opportunities for growth, enjoy their childhood and lead a dignified life free from exploitation.

Mission

  • To provide education and healthcare to vulnerable children such as street children and children engaged in begging.
  • To provide them a caring and friendly environment and meet their basic needs like food, clothing 
  • To train adolescents in vocational skills that will give them a decent means of livelihood. 
  • To strive to protect child rights and strongly advocate the same everywhere that we work.

Our Story

Subhiksha was registered as a voluntary organization on 8th October 2009. We started out with little more than our genuine desire and passion to change little children’s lives. To give an equal chance for all the children around us to have a good future. To help them go to school, eat properly, grow well and stay healthy. To make them laugh, play and have fun. To help them live their childhood and develop into productive citizens.


We started working with government schools in some localities of Hyderabad and Secunderabad. With the support of individual donors and corporate employees, we provided basic amenities and infrastructure like toilets, sports material, learning and teaching material, radio and TV sets, etc. 

There were many children in the slums who had never enrolled in a school or dropped out. They were sent for begging and rag picking to supplement the family income. They never got an opportunity to get educated or learn skills that could lead them to a better future. We started a school for these children and convinced a few of them to attend. Siblings and friends of the few children joined and our school grew to its current strength. 

Approach

  • To identify, rescue and rehabilitate children involved in begging. 
  • To create opportunities for bridge education for the children who have/never been to school or those who have long gap in their education. 
  • To work towards the mainstreaming of children through formal; education system. 
  • To prioritize the need for repatriation (where ever possible) of children in difficult circumstances within their families and strengthen their family based care system for further growth and development of children. 
  • To create opportunities for children (above the age of 15 years) for skill learning with basic education for better livelihood. 
  • To provide Quality Institutional Care for proper growth and development of children in the broader perspective of Child Rights.

Our Amazing Team

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Pondi Kishore Kumar

Director

Certificates

  • Registration Certificate
  • 12A Certificate
  • 80G Certificate


ABOUT OUR SCHOOL

Our Programs


STORIES THAT
INSPIRE US

I love coming to school!

All of 9, bright-eyed Vijay had never held a pencil or walked into a school. His young hands scoured the garbage for sellable trash or were stretched out to beg for money or food. His parents also begged for a living, but their earnings were barely enough for his father's drinking. The family of five, including his siblings survived with the money and food Vijay got from begging. Most days, the younger kids went along with him to beg. For Vijay, this was life! School, writing, reading and playing was a faraway dream. Until one day, he was persuaded by Kishore Anna to come to Subhiksha school. A new world opened up for Vijay - a few children were sitting in a circle, some were playing with blocks, others were writing or drawing. Their laughing faces brought a smile to Vijay's lips. He sat down hesitantly in the circle and picked up a chalk and slate. Later, he had lunch with his new friends and played with them. Too soon, it was evening and time to go back home and then begging. Initially, it was difficult for Subhiksha staff to convince his parents to send him to school. They were worried about the loss of income. The fact that they were not required to pay for his education and the free mid-day meal provided by the school convinced them. Over time, they realised that schooling would indeed provide their children a better future. After nine months, Vijay has started reading and writing words and small sentences which he shows off proudly to everyone. And he brings along his younger brother and sister too!


A new start!

Chandra (means moon) is a bright and intelligent girl. Her cheerful face never lets on the hardships she has gone through in her life. Chandra barely remembers her mother as she passed away when she was very small. Chandra was only nine years old when her father succumbed to his prolonged illness. As far as she could remember, her father was always ill and coughed incessantly. Chandra was introduced to a life of beggary very early in her life. Her older brother carried her around when he went for begging. When she was old enough to walk around, she started begging on her own - mostly for food near bakeries and restaurants. She was very scared when we asked her to come to Subhiksha. She feared her brother would beat her up if she went home without food or money. The danger of her being trafficked was also very real. We spoke to her brother several times and counselled her about the benefits of schooling. We finally persuaded her to come but she left shortly thereafter. After repeated attempts, she is now regular to school. In the past six months she has learnt to read and write words and readily recites rhymes whenever asked. And she is really attached to her new school bag, thanks to a generous gesture by a donor.

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VOLUNTEER
WITH US

People from all walks of life have volunteered with us. They spend precious time with the children - teaching, sharing, caring and having fun. Some of them spend a few hours, some of them a few days. We welcome all volunteers and assure you that it will be a rewarding and fulfilling experience. Please call us and we can work it out together.

"We had a very touching experience at Subhiksha. Hope we can improve lives of these children
who are immensely talented but did not have the right guidance"
- Mr. Mithun PJ and Mamta Bhatia, Employees of Infosys -


CONTACT US


Contact

Contact Details

Subhiksha Voluntary Organization Plot No :112 &113 , S.C.B : 5-23-038

Balamrai Society, Mahendra Hills, Malkajgiri, Secunderabad, Telangana, India

500019


For general enquiries

director@subhiksha.org

+91 - 9959622833, 9959027192, 4060501664