ASTHA GRAM SEWA - Sparking Curiosity And Nurturing Creativity In India
Agastya is a cause – not just an organization. Its vision is of a creative India. It’s mission is “to spark curiosity, nurture creativity, and instill confidence” in economically disadvantaged children and government school teachers by bringing imaginative and innovative hands-on science education, project-based and peer-to-peer learning to schools, towns and villages across India.
About Astha Gram Sewa
Astha Gram Sewa, an NGO for poor child education, is an NGO in India directly benefitting over 10000+ children and their families every year, through more than 100+ live welfare projects on education, healthcare, livelihood and women empowerment, in over 50+ remote villages and slums across 7 states of India.
Education is both the means as well as the end to a better life: the means because it empowers an individual to earn his/her livelihood and the end because it increases one’s awareness on a range of issues – from healthcare to appropriate social behaviour to understanding one’s rights – and in the process help him/her evolve as a better citizen.
Doubtless, education is the most powerful catalyst for social transformation. But child education cannot be done in isolation. A child will go to school only if the family, particularly the mother, is assured of healthcare and empowered. Moreover, when an elder sibling is relevantly skilled to be employable and begins earning, the journey of empowerment continues beyond the present generation.
Story of the day
“Health Cannot Wait for Suraj Bai, who has been suffering from problems of diabetes for the past few years. Mobile Medical Unit ‘Astha Gram Sewa – Wheels’ is reaching the unreached communities and providing free primary healthcare services right at their doorstep even during difficult times so that good health can be ensured in the remotest of areas!”
Following a lifecycle approach, Astha Gram Sewa, among the top NGO in India, works intensively through focused welfare projects in four major areas – child education for poor children, healthcare for families, skills training and livelihood for youth, and community engagement through women empowerment.
So far, we have been able to directly impact the lives of over 10000 children and families.