Our founder's vision stems from marrying the philosophy of two great Indian educators, Swami Vivekananda and J. Krishnamurthi.
All the powers in the universe are already ours. It is we who have put our hands before our eyes and cry that it is dark. -Swami Vivekananda
There is no end to education. It is not that you read a book, pass an examination, and finish with education. The whole of life, from the moment you are born to the moment you die, is a process of learning. – J.Krishnamurti
Project Educare believes in bridging the last mile, not with charity, but with Creative Education and Skills Development through innovative approaches of Design, Art, Stories, Photography, Theatre and Cinema to foster Creative Education and Sustainable Livelihoods. After completing Protsahan's 10 month long bridge course, 12-16 year old slum children who have never been to a traditional school are able being admitted directly into the 4th or 5th grades of government schools in Delhi. Out of the 300+ students we have reached out to in the slums of west Delhi since 2010, hundreds of children have been admitted in government schools, more than 124 students are at the top of their class at district levels!
By virtue of its creation, the word “Educare” is a life choice that we at Protsahan have coined and believe in. Stories that spell out the consequences of suffering, mischance and ignorance have plagued our society without enough being done about them. Project Educare is devoted towards the cause of street children across the world starting with India. We at Protsahan encourage ourselves and others to embrace, endure, and educate and we do it with loving empathy. Project Educare, started in 2010, is a confluence of creativity, technology and action. We are devising a specific open source programme to be used by anyone under a creative common license. This will be an Art Based Curriculum which utilizes a combination of Colours Art and Information and Communications Technologies.
The hallmark of Project Educare is the fact that it assimilates and includes all backgrounds of disadvantaged society under one umbrella. This includes slum kids, street children, sexually abused minors, drug abusing kids and many more whose lives cross our path. Given the backgrounds of the children, it is imperative for one to understand that not all of them are regulars at local schools or even know the alphabet. Protsahan approaches them through individualized styles of learning, most of which involves depiction and storytelling with colours and technological interfaces.
Our volunteers are usually university students and corporate employees who volunteer regularly and keep track of the progress of the children who have been classified into peer groups to maximize learning. This also helps the new volunteers and visitors to identify right away which approach to use for a child dealing with different fears or abuse issues.