Chehak Trust

Project Brief: Sahyog runs various different community based non-formal education programs for children and young women in the marginalized communities of Mumbai.
Project Type: Children with Disabilities (description)
Primary Focus: children with disabilities (description)

Secondary Focus: other

Area: Rural
Supporting Chapter Contact: Danbury
Status: current / ongoing
Project Steward: Chitra Telang-Lobo
Project Partner(s): Beena Choksi
Other Contacts: Lalitha Podila
Project Address: , Triveni, C/11, 5th floor,66 Walkeshwar road,Mumbai,
Tel: 91 8419908564
Stewarding Chapter: Danbury
Mar 2024DanburyUSD 13563
Dec 2022DanburyUSD 11213
Dec 2021DanburyUSD 9299
Dec 2020DanburyUSD 7820
May 2020DanburyUSD 1778
Nov 2019DanburyUSD 8418
Dec 2018DanburyUSD 11406
Jun 2017DanburyUSD 12632
Dec 2015DanburyUSD 13369
Apr 2014DanburyUSD 10298
Jul 2010BerkeleyUSD 8000
Oct 2009NYC/NJUSD 9650
Jul 2008BerkeleyUSD 2000
Jan 2008BerkeleyUSD 10000
Jun 2007NYC/NJUSD 9000
Mar 2007AtlantaUSD 4000
Feb 2007Work an HourUSD 3378
Dec 2005BerkeleyUSD 9880
Mar 2004AtlantaUSD 1634
Dec 2004BerkeleyUSD 7740
Dec 2004AtlantaUSD 2500
Aug 2003BerkeleyUSD 5974
Dec 2002BerkeleyUSD 4000

Total = $177552

Sahyog Mumbai is committed to improving the status of marginalized communities through social change. Sahyog works daily to enhance the lives of those in Mumbai's low-income communities mainly by making education accessible to vulnerable young people through alternative community based education models. While in past years Sahyog has done this through various different centers, programs, and a school that ran for close to ten years, in 2011 the focus of the organization largely shifted in order to adapt to the needs of the communities being served. Three different programs are now being operated by Sahyog as it continues to grow with the communities it is involved in, these include Sahyog Umang, Jhula, and Sangharsh.
-Sahyog Umang provides job training skills for young women in the Dindoshi area. English lessons and computer skills, among other activities, are taught and aim at helping women reach their full potential and achieve personal development with the hope that through these newly acquired skills employment opportunities will increase and community development will occur.

-Sahyog Sangharsh is a non-formal school for special needs children in the Kurla-Ghatkopar area. The school serves between 10-25 children a day who range in age from 3-18 years old. These children are not able to attend formal government schools due to various disabilities, both cognitive and physical, and without Sangharsh would have few other options for schooling. Sangharsh aims to provide these children with access to a quality education through a trained and caring staff, medical assessments, and therapy. If possible, Sangarsh will also help transition students into municipal schools or help them find employment as they approach adulthood.

-Sahyog Jhula (as stated on Sahyog's website) "combines learning with practical work and community interaction to allow girls to step out of restricted spaces." A life skills program, Jhula was developed to address many of the issues girls living in the community may face, and to prepare them for these struggles by offering experience, skills, and information that would otherwise be unavailable to them.

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Since 2000, Sahyog has exhibited excellence in its work, and was recognized for this through the EdelGive Social Innovation Honour for Education in 2010.
A large number of the girls had dropped out of elementary education because of poverty, inadequate number of secondary schools in the neighborhood, and social strictures applied to adolescent girls. A population even more vulnerable than adolescent girls were children with disabilities for whom there were no educational resources; their vulnerability further compounded by their parents’ ignorance about such resources or inability to access them. This led to the decision to create community-based alternatives for the education of girl dropouts and out-of-school children with disabilities.
Mar 2024 Budget_Chehak Trust_2023-24
Mar 2024 Chehak Trust_Metrics_2023.pdf
Feb 2024 Site visit_Feb 2024_Chehak Trust
Nov 2022 Sangharsh-Chehak-budgetproposal 2022-2023.pdf
Dec 2021 Chehak_Site_Visit_Dec_2021
Nov 2021 Chehak Trust Proposal 2021-22
Nov 2020 Chehak Trust-Sangharsh_budget proposal 2020
Nov 2020 Budget proposal_2020_providing clarity
Apr 2020 Proposal_Covid-19_2020
Apr 2020 Proposal_Covid-19_2020_revised
Oct 2019 Site visit_Oct 2019
Apr 2019 Budget proposal_2019
Jan 2019 Audit reports
Jun 2018 Annual Report_2017-18
Feb 2018 Budget proposal
Feb 2018 Site visit_Feb 2018
Feb 2017 Budget Proposal 2017 - Additional Clarifications
Dec 2016 Budget Proposal 2017
Feb 2016 Site Visit 2016
Oct 2015 Budget Proposal 2015-2016
Jul 2015 Site Visit 2015
Jan 2014 Site Visit 2014
Jul 2013 WAH 2013 proposal_Danbury
Jun 2013 WAH Approval Minutes 2013
Jan 2013 Site visit_Jan 2013_Danbury
May 2012 Annual Report 2011-2012.pdf
May 2011 Sahyog Organogram
Dec 2010 Developments at Sahyog
Jul 2010 Budget for funds 2010-2011
Jul 2010 Budget update 2009-2010
Jul 2010 Sahyog 2000-2009 data analysis
Jun 2010 Chehak Payments 2007-2008
Jun 2010 Jari Mari financial report 2007-2009
Jun 2010 Annual Report 2007-2008
Jun 2010 Approval of funds- Minutes
Jun 2010 Sahyog Update 2008-2009
Jun 2010 Sahyog success story
Jun 2010 Sahyog award 2010
Apr 2010 FCRA clearance letter 1
Apr 2010 FCRA clearance letter 2
Sep 2009 alumni meet report
Jan 2008 BudgetProposal_details_2008
Dec 2007 Site Visit 2008 (Shreya)
Sep 2007 BudgetProposal_2007-2008
Jun 2007 Ekta Budget
Jun 2007 Site Visit
Jun 2007 Sahyog Ekta Detailed
Apr 2007 Annual Report March06-April07
Apr 2007 Annual Report March06-April07
Apr 2007 Financial Report Mar06-Apr07
Feb 2007 Sahyog Annual Program Report
Oct 2006 Annual Report Oct05-Oct06
Oct 2006 Financial Report Oct05-Oct06
Mar 2006 Project Updates *new*
Jan 2006 Site Visit January 2006
Jan 2006 Financial Report 2005
Dec 2005 Site Visit December 2005
Jun 2005 WAH_Budget_2005
Jun 2005 WAH Proposal_2005
Jun 2005 Detail of Staff & Salaries
Jan 2005 Site Visit Report_2005
Jan 2005 Site Visit Photos--2005
Oct 2004 Annual Report Aug03-Oct 04
Dec 2003 Estimated Sahyog Budget 2004-2007
Dec 2003 Financial Report_04
Dec 2002 Site Vist Photos-2002, 2003
Dec 2002 Annual Report 2002
Dec 2002 StudentData: Names & Age_2002
Apr 2002 Proposal Support Document: Annual Report 2001
Apr 2002 Proposal Support Document: Financial Report 2001
Apr 2002 Proposal_Q&A_2002
Apr 2002 Proposal Support Document: Educational Profile Survey_2001
Mar 2002 Proposal_2002
Mar 2002 Proposal_2002_Asha format
Mar 2002 Site Visit Report--2002