Planting seeds of change: Project Sahayata Takes Strides Towards SDG Goal 6

Project Sahayata was launched in March 2023 by high schoolers Samaira Mohunta, Kavin Sharma, Shiv Chauhan, Nitya Rathi, Miheeka Bagla, and Vaasavi Daga with the aim of uplifting the infrastructure and amenities available in under-resourced schools in Gurugram under NGO Parvaah.

The inaugural phase of Project Sahayata witnessed the installation of 10 water purifiers and 10 cold water dispensers, not only in the adopted S. P. Public School but also across neighbouring schools. At the launch event, graced by the presence of Justice Alok Jain, Hon’ble Judge of Punjab & Haryana High Court, as the Chief Guest, and esteemed personalities like Sh. Virendra Vij (IPS), DCP East Gurgaon, and Ms. Benu Malhotra, Founder and Trustee of Parvaah, the initiative’s profound impact was unveiled.

“We will improve the hygiene and basic sanitation in the identified schools and Project Sahayata will bring in the much-needed upliftment. We will also work closely with the teachers to promote sports, art and crafts and create an environment to make school more enjoyable and fun for these students,” Samaira Mohunta, President, Parvaah said.

In July, Project Sahayata’s second campaign took flight, aligning with the sanitation objectives of UN SDG Goal 6: Clean Water and Sanitation. By utilizing funds generated from the sale of cards and envelopes crafted by the children during their summer break, the initiative successfully established a hygienic toilet and hand-washing station at S.P. Public School, Gurugram.

This 76th Independence Day, Project Sahayata adopted the community ground for the students of S. P Public School and a few other students of schools in the vicinity. After levelling the ground, they orchestrated a vibrant tree plantation initiative, breathing life into the landscape with 60 new trees. Each sapling signifies their commitment to cultivating a greener future for these children, who will soon have a playground that they can truly call their own.

“Having access to an accessible and safe playground to move, exercise, and play is a vital component to ensuring healthy lives for younger children. That is what our next campaign is going to be about,” said Samaira Mohunta, President of Parvaah.

Project Sahayata, launched by determined high schoolers in March 2023, has ignited a transformative journey in Gurugram’s under-resourced S. P. Public School. From enhancing basic amenities and promoting hygiene to installing vital facilities, their actions mirror a commitment to education and holistic development. Soon, these children will revel in a playground truly their own, surrounded by the living testament of their brighter tomorrow. With each upcoming initiative, Project Sahayata will paint a brighter and greener future for these children, encapsulating the power of youth-driven change.