“Service has taught us courage, compassion, love, appreciation, team work and humanity. We have seen hardship and pain and the power a simple act of kindness holds. And we have been changed forever by the people we have met and worked with.”
Sankalp is a non-profit social organization run by the students of NIT Jamshedpur. We provide free and quality education to underprivileged children living in slums and villages near the college campus, by giving evening tuitions. Besides taking care of about 140 such children, we also admit the meritorious students in good private schools. We also lay emphasis on the upliftment of the people in the slums by organizing free medical check-ups and cleanliness drive.
Sankalp was founded on 15th August, 2007 in NIT Jamshedpur and is run completely by college students. It primarily targets the upliftment of children living in abject poverty and neglect. SANKALP was founded by a few young, courageous men from the 2006 and 2007 batch of NIT, Jamshedpur. Prominent names among them are Mr Shivendra Srivastava, Mr Harendra Singh Gurjar and Mr Balram Rout. It was their vision which they converted into reality and today the kids are reaping benefits from the hard work they put in. The effort of the Sankalp team has paid dividends and now we are a certified NGO registered under the Societies Registration Act XXI of 1860.
To inspire the privileged sections of society to work for the poor and present a model that can be replicated elsewhere.
Reaching out to the most disadvantaged and neglected children, their families and communities and helping them towards development. The best way to ensure a better future for these children is by educating them. It empowers these children and evolves them as better citizens.
SANKALP was established on August 15, 2007 in the nearby Asangi village. That humble beginning has today turned into a successfully running organization, as we stand today as proud caretakers of about 140 children in the nearby Mohan Nagar and adjoining slums.
This has not been without challenges. In the beginning, there was paucity of funds and lack of volunteers, but our members showed true grit in testing times. As a result, today we have about 80 volunteers from our Institute. Also, every individual in our college contributes funds for this purpose. Our alumni have been the most supportive of all and always kept us in good stead.
We not only focus on providing quality education, but also try to develop the hidden talents within the children through extracurricular activities such as drawing, quizzes and puzzles.
Besides educating children, we try to create awareness among the slum dwellers about health and sanitation.
We also welcome any NGO with a similar cause to work with us and help us reach out to those sections of society who need our help and support.