Sshrishti concerns itself with children – children who call India home, but continue to be deprived of their most elementary right, the right to learning and dignity, the right to a childhood. As a Delhi-based non-governmental, non-profit organization, Sshrishti reaches out to children from the city’s so many impoverished slums and squatter settlements to bring the rights and joys of childhood into their lives by bringing them the possibility of learning and growing, of holistic development with education and nutrition, with nurture and care. With a robust foundation of learning in the early years, Sshrishti successfully mainstreams them – to soar into a future with a promise of dignity.
Sshrishti also reaches out to women from some of the most impoverished communities in Delhi and rural India. From the slums of Delhi to the hills of Kumaon, Sshrishti’s efforts give them a chance to educate themselves and build capabilities and skills to live a life of dignity. For Sshrishti, any effort towards growth and development of a community remains incomplete without the empowerment of its women.
We at Sshrishti, aspire for a nation with people truly empowered, truly free and truly equal.
A humble beginning to say the least, Sshrishti first started in 2003 in the living room of its founder, Ms. Sanghamitra Bose. The organization continued to function there for almost a year, providing informal education for 50 – 60 children daily. Sshrishti, which means creation, was registered as a trust on 15th December 2003 and moved to its first rented premises in September of the following year. Since then, Sshrishti has grown steadily in the number of beneficiaries it reaches and the number of centers it runs. Now, twelve years since its inception, Sshrishti is a credible NGO enjoying accreditation from both within India and abroad, including the Credibility Alliance and Give India. Sshrishti is a highly transparent NGO that aligns itself with international norms of good governance, as evidenced by our 2010 recognition as the Best Small NGO in North India from the Resource Alliance and the Rockefeller Foundation.