Saksham Academy is a body run by Dashrathpuri Jankalyan Samiti directly benefitting the children and their families, through many existing welfare projects on education, performing arts, livelihood and women empowerment. Education is the most authoritative means for social transformation. But child education cannot be done in isolation. We at Dashrathpuri try to reach those underprivileged and drop-out cases and make them aware about their rights and provide them a skill so that they can face the challenges and above all it can make them independent… When children from different backgrounds and cultures come together to put on a production, they learn to work together, develop an understanding and tolerance of different ideas and attitudes and a greater awareness and understanding of the world around them.
Perhaps most importantly, Performing Arts allow children to be playful and creative. To explore their curiosity and try out new things, and new ways of thinking or behaving. The founders of Saksham Academy realised that performing arts is a very costly affair in our society. Considering this, they have decided to open a performing arts academy, so that people can get good and trained coaches at reasonable cost and students can pursue their hobbies and interest without any financial barrier.
The Nav Bharat Public School (run by Dashrathpuri Jankalyan Samiti) also plays its part in allowing its facilities to be used by Saksham Academy out of school hours, which is a great way of supporting the wider community. School halls are usually the places used for hosting performances and events.
Saksham Academy offers Fee concession for BPL (Below poverty Line) category – If a student is having the talent and passion, he/she would be given sponsorship. The school can also play its part in allowing its facilities to be used by other organisations out of school hours, which is a great way of raising funds for the school as well as supporting the wider community.