Established in 2004, Lakshyam is a social enterprise that uplifts children and women of at-risk communities through education, employment and resource mobilization.
‘Lakshyam Toy Library’ is one of the main programs of Lakshyam that distributes toys and books from the privileged children to the not-so-privileged ones. Toy Boxes are set up in several private schools in Delhi and each child donates a toy and/or book that are then delivered to the 13 tie-up Centers/NGOs across 11 states. Lakshyam Toy Library Centers have been opened in the rural districts of states like Delhi, Jharkhand, Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand. Schools like Mother’s International School, Delhi Public School and Laxman Public School have carried out the collection drives of toys & books at their respective campuses.
‘Butterfly: Child Welfare and Education’ program has been designed, keeping in view the two integral building blocks of a healthy child, Development & Participation. The Remedial Education Center based at the Basti (slum) adopted by Lakshyam, JJ Basti in Vasant Kunj, New Delhi provides an education encompassing textual knowledge and personality development. The children have attended various workshops at venues like Oxford Bookstore, given dance performances at venues like Kingdom of Dreams and at colleges like Kamala Nehru College and DCAC. They recently visited RashtrapatiBhawan on the 14th of November ’14 and met the Hon’ble President of India as well.
The third main program of Lakshyam, ‘Rooh: Awakening Women’s Soul’ focuses on creating an environment conducive for women from the not-so-privileged communities. Theprogram imparts skill-building training and teaches the art of sewing, cutting, stitching and embroidery to women, thus creating opportunities for income enhancement. Focus is also on issues affecting the lives of women, like health & hygiene education, basic civic sense etc.Lakshyam’s product line of handmade products that are crafted and created by the women and adolescents are put up on various online portals, exhibitions and stalls at reputed venues like Bora Bora, Maruti Suzuki Fest and Jamia University Fest among others.
Besides the three main programs of Lakshyam, various health camps and community developmentactivitiesare carried out, in order to bring about long-lasting improvements in the compromised communities undertaken by Lakshyam, in urban and rural environments. Our next coming program is a two-fold initiative of recycling waste paper and producing free of cost notebooks for promoting education.
All the programs are supported by various corporates, colleges and schools along with several local and international volunteers & interns that make for an all-round team. The supporters from various walks of life have been contributing to the social revolution that Lakshyam has embarked upon with great fervour.