Sarthak is providing educational financial help, mentoring support and skill development for bright, needy & deserving students. SARTHAK's aim is "to create a small and sustainable positive change in society by reaching out to every individual, every day and making a meaningful and worthwhile contribution to the positive and progressive human development with collective efforts"
Problem Statement
Education is empowerment. The success of any country depends upon the education of its citizens. Education that aims at total development of an individual's personality. Which also means giving equal chance to every individual for the development of his capacity and equity in opportunity. Unfortunately, In India, the percentage of dropouts after basic school education (SSC & HSC) is alarming.
Most commonly faced problems by students are -
  • Poverty & lack of financial support
  • Education does not involve skill enhancement or specific skill training
  • More than 50 lakh students graduate each year but very few
    are skilled/fit to be employed
  • Incorrect career choices lead to dropouts or unemployment.
  • Expensive higher education and no accessibility
Probable Solution
How SARTHAK has supported education for students from economically disadvantaged sectors
  • Financial support for education for economically underprivileged by Sponsorships & scholarships to needy & deserving students
  • Mentoring support for deserving students by connecting partners in growth
  • Career awareness Support through counselling and guidance Aptitude Testing and Career counselling for adolescents
  • Counselling support by awareness and psychological counselling, awareness programs, behavioural development programs
  • Skilling support for special kids and support for entrepreneurship development
Skill Enhancement & Skill Development
Life Skills are a behaviour change or behaviour development approach designed to address balance of three areas:    Knowledge    Attitude    Skills.

Life skills training/ education takes into account psychosocial competencies and interpersonal skills that help students to make right decisions, solve problems, think critically and creatively, communicate effectively, build healthy relationships, empathize with others, and cope with managing their lives in a healthy and productive manner. (WHO) defines Life skills as the abilities for adaptive and positive behavior that enable individuals to deal effectively with the demands and challenges of everyday life. Life skill has been classified into three broad categories:

  • Thinking skills: Thinking skills are the skill that enhance the logical faculty of the brain using an analytical ability, thinking creatively and critically, and developing problem-solving skills and improving decision-making abilities.
  • Social skills: Social skills include interpersonal skills, communication skills, leadership skills, management skills, advocacy skills, cooperation and team building skills, etc.
  • Emotional skills: Emotional skills, involving, knowing and being comfortable with oneself. Thus, self– management, including managing/coping with feelings, emotions, stress and resisting peer and family
That's why Sarthak has included “Life Skill training as an essential ingredient in this mentoring process.
Mentoring is the unconditional acceptance of a student whilst guiding them on a journey of growth and development. A mentor aims to help his mentee develop goals and guide him in the path to achieving them. A mentor is genuinely invested in his mentees and devotes his time and energy in assisting them in every way possible. Mentoring echoes and reinstates the positive values and cultural heritage being taught. A mentor encourages positive choices, promotes high self-esteem, supports academic achievement, and introduces the young mentee to new ideas.

Sarthak Maitra is the platform created by Sarthak, to support an evolving, enriching, empowering relationships and a journey of a mentor & a mentee that aims at positive transformation and sense of empowerment in the life of student & mentor! SARTHAK- Maitra is supporting more than 500 such deserving, bright students from financially weaker sections of the society and would sponsor and empower them to become mature, talented, educated & independent adults in this 5-year journey. Your contribution and involvement for the cause would help them achieve their dreams and become their partners in the walk of life! We have a well-designed mentoring and financial support process in place at Sarthak. Every minute that a mentor spends with the mentee will be a social investment and will also indirectly contribute to the nation's wealth. The greatest dividend, however, remains the happiness derived from selfless giving.

Be a mentor - Initiate the change! Become positive partners in their growth!
Apply to Become Mentor