SAHAJ strives to make a difference in the lives of underprivileged people, both through direct action in the communities as well as through action research and policy advocacy. We believe in developing programmes that are led by the community based on their needs.
Founded in 1984 in Vadodara, SAHAJ focuses on social accountability and citizenship building for children, adolescents and women in two specific sectors - Health and Education. We have developed thematic interventions in the key areas of Child Rights, Adolescent Rights and Maternal Health by emphasising social accountability, working with stakeholders to ensure access to public services and improve the quality of the same. We also concentrate on policy advocacy and networking with entities with common goals.
1) Provide communities with information and support to access opportunities
2) Empower communities with the ability to analyse situations and find appropriate solutions.
3) Document the lessons learnt and publish the information to share with various networks