Sankalp Welfare Society

Project Brief: Sankalp is a school for the children of the dwellers of the urban slums near Gurgaon, Haryana
Project Type: Formal Schools (description)
Primary Focus: children from slums (description)

Secondary Focus: health and cleanliness

Area: Rural
Supporting Chapter Contact: Dallas
Status: current / ongoing
Project Steward: Neena Pemmaraju
Project Partner(s): Radhika Sethi
Other Contacts:
Project Address: , Plot 4119,DLF Phase IV,Gurgaon,
HARYANA  122002
Tel: 011 91 9810278051
Stewarding Chapter: Dallas
Aug 2022DallasUSD 18493
Sep 2021DallasUSD 22406
Sep 2020DallasUSD 13814
Jul 2019DallasUSD 14584
Apr 2018DallasUSD 11538
Nov 2016DallasUSD 10806
May 2015DallasUSD 9756
Dec 2013DallasUSD 9058
Dec 2009DallasUSD 1125
Nov 2009DallasUSD 9000
Nov 2009CincinnatiUSD 2131
Oct 2008CincinnatiUSD 1180
Oct 2008DallasUSD 5000
Jan 2008Work an HourUSD 19590
Apr 2007DallasUSD 6330
Dec 2005DallasUSD 5000

Total = $159811

Sankalp is a school for the children of migratory workers, rickshaw pullers, fruit/vegetable hawkers, domestic help, etc, that constitute the population living in the urban slums in Gurgaon, Haryana.
Asha is supporting the teacher's salaries for the school.
Sushant lok, Gurgoan started being inhabited from early 1990's. It witnessed a lot of construction activity, due to which the number of unskilledlaborers in this area was very high. Since both their parents were working a large number of children were left unattended either at the Jhuggi or the work site. The children were whiling away their time. This led to some like minded public spirited individuals deciding to set up Sankalp Welfare Society with an objective of providing empowerment to this strata of the society.
The society, a non profit registered NGO based at Gurgaon as a first step started running a non formal school in association with Rotary Club, Delhi Cama Place for the children of unskilled migratory laborers to promote literacy under the National literacy programme. Sankalp, which literally means a pledge. A pledge to give opportunities to less fortunate.

The programme is being run free of cost since July 1996. The project is unique as it aims to provide nutrition and clothing besides education. That includes providing a mid day meal and medical facililities. Besides literacy the school also is trying to provide extra curricular activities. The school was started with 30 children in 1996 and now has over 200 children.

Initially the site of the school was the Vyapar Kendra's foyer (local shopping complex). It was started with 30 children, 3 volunteers which included Cmdr. Choudhary. From there the school kept moving places till they constructed a temporary shed on the government land in 1998. The shed was home to the school till 2004, when the local District Child Welfare council leased a primary School building to Sankalp.
Currently Sankalp has constructed its own school buildings and is operating from it in addition to satellite locations near slums in the area.
Here are some pictures of the Sankalp schools and the slums it serves, taken in July 2009:

Here are some Youtube videos of the children:
reciting Sholkas:
Jun 2023 Sankalp Site Visit - 2022.pdf
May 2023 Asha 2023-24 proposal v1.2.pdf
May 2023 Funding Proposal 2023-24
May 2023 Progress Update 2022-23
May 2023 Utilization Report 2022-23
Jun 2022 Sankalp Site Visit - 2022.pdf
Jun 2022 Site Visit Jun 2022
May 2022 Photos - 2022
May 2022 Utilization Report 2021-22
May 2022 Funding Proposal 2022-23
Sep 2021 Site Visit Sept 2021
Jul 2021 Revised Budget 2021-2022
May 2021 Funding Proposal 2021-22
May 2021 Progress Update - 2020-21
Jun 2020 Sankalp Covid Response - Update
Jun 2020 Sankalp Report 2019-20
Mar 2020 Utlization Report 2019-20
Jul 2019 Sankalp Site Visit - Jul 2019
Apr 2019 Funding Proposal 2019-20
Mar 2019 Sankalp Update - Mar 2019
Mar 2019 Utilization Report 2018-2019
Dec 2018 2018 Photos
Nov 2018 Site Visit Oct 2018 - Follow-up questions
Oct 2018 Site Visit Oct 2018
Dec 2017 Utilisation Report 2016-2017
Dec 2017 Funding Proposal 2017-18
Dec 2017 Sankalp Activities 2016-2017
Dec 2016 Dec 2016 Site Visit Video
Dec 2016 Site Visit Dec 2016_n_Video Link
Dec 2016 Site Visit Dec 2016
Oct 2016 Updated Funding Proposal 2016-17
Oct 2016 Progress report 2015-16
Oct 2016 Utilisation report 2015-16
Jun 2016 ASHA Report and Funding Proposal 2016-17
Jan 2016 Progress report 2015-16
Jan 2016 Utilisation report 2015-16
Jan 2016 Utilisation report 2015-16
Nov 2015 Site Visit 2015
May 2015 Funding Request 2015-16
Jan 2015 Q&A 2015
Dec 2014 Funding Request 2015-16
Dec 2014 Utilisation report 2013-14
Dec 2014 Progress Report 2014-15
Sep 2013 Q&A 2013
Sep 2013 Funding Request 2013-14
Aug 2013 Site Visit Photos
Aug 2013 Site Visit in 2013
Aug 2013 Sample Receipts 2011-12 Funding
Jun 2013 Jun 2013 Progress Report
Feb 2011 Q&A_2011
Dec 2010 Financial Report Details 2010
Nov 2010 Funding Request 2010-2011
Nov 2010 Site Visit in 2010
Nov 2010 Site Visit Photos
Nov 2010 Essays_5th_Grade
Dec 2009 DPO_funding_receipts
Dec 2009 DPO_Funding_Pictures
Jul 2009 July 2009 Site Visit Report
Jul 2009 July 2009 Progress Report
Jul 2009 Financial Proposal 2009-10
Jul 2009 Opeartings Costs School1 2008-09
Mar 2009 2009 Brochure
Feb 2009 School on Wheels update
Jan 2009 Jan 2009 Pictures
Sep 2008 Site_Visit_Report_DrSudhakar
Sep 2008 DrSudhakar's Site Visit Picture Report
Sep 2008 Varun Khanna's site visit report
Sep 2008 Revised Financial Proposal 2008-09
Aug 2008 Project Presentation for SoH
Aug 2008 WAH_2007_Sankalp_on_Wheels
May 2008 Report_proposed_site_for_Sankalp_bus
May 2008 Report_proposed_site_for_Sankalp_bus
May 2008 Financial_Report_Apr07_Mar08
May 2008 Financial_Proposal_2008_09
Nov 2007 Playground_and_Activities_Pictures
Jun 2007 2007 WAH Bus Proposal Budget Plan C
Jun 2007 2005_PFUS
Jun 2007 2006_PFUS
May 2007 WAH_Bus_budget_proposal
Apr 2007 Financial Report Jan 2006 - Feb 2007
Mar 2007 2007 site visit report
Jan 2007 Progress Report from Sankalp
Oct 2006 Financial Report Jan 2006 - Aug 2006
Jan 2006 Progress report from Sankalp
Dec 2005 Sankalp_Brochure
Dec 2005 Financial report from Sankalp
Dec 2005 Computer class room for older children
Dec 2005 In the facility
Dec 2005 Pre school children
Dec 2005 classroom
Dec 2005 2005 site visit report
Nov 2005 In classroom with Cmdr Choudhary
Nov 2005 Sankalp's Mobile school in another slum area
Nov 2005 Slum outside mobile school
Nov 2005 Mobile school
Nov 2005 Items made by the vocationally trained children & adults
Nov 2005 Dance perormed by the girls
Nov 2005 Dance peformed by the girls
Nov 2005 Music by the boys
Nov 2004 First site visit report
Nov 2004 Project proposal by Sankalp
Nov 2004 Expense sheet shown with project proposal