Sahyog care for you aims to improve the education eminence in schools, to offer access to digital
literacy and labs and to improve infrastructure in schools. The school therefore becomes the epicenter of
information and awareness which will in turn improvise the standard of living in the community, also ensure
child right to protection, health care, early childhood care and quality education, their participation in
governance, safe and healthy living environment, and improved income of families for betterment of
children’s future. Sahyog care for you is implementing its child development programs with a sustainable
holistic approach covering all the core thematic areas (i.e. Child protection and participation, Education and
ECCD, Health and WASH issues, HES and DRM) in the government schools Of Delhi. Sahyog is also providing
assistance to the schools by showcasing effective, scalable and demonstrable models of TLMs (Teacher
Learning Methods) in all the thematic areas.
Identification of Schools under the proposed areas and program activities on following basis.
Household composition The criteria sought to determine the size and structure of the household: Size of house areas, number of
people living in household, age and sex of the members of the household, relationship, marital status, orphan
Income Individual or household income was calculated on a daily, monthly or annual basis and sometimes
according to the strength of the work (income of the man, woman, or children). Usually the reason for
poverty was the uncertainty of the income, its absence, low level, sometimes assessed in relation to the
number of members of the household.
Occupational Status Certain occupations were targeted as indicating poverty (fisherman, itinerant vendor, domestic worker,
sex worker, and beggar). The type of remuneration (wage earner, day laborer, casual worker, self-employed,
unpaid) and the employment status (employed, retired, unemployed) were the judgment criteria.
Food Security Malnutrition and its associated signs were used as criteria in some experiences. Element considered was
the number of meals in a day, sometimes specifying their quality.
Health & Hygiene status When health status was used as a criterion for poverty, it involved getting information on illnesses
contracted over a given period of time, their duration, and the presence of chronic illnesses or other
specifics. Some experiences also took into account physical and mental disabilities that prevented the person
from being able to work.
Education Education was assessed from the degree of literacy, the language spoken or the level of education of the
area. The number of children not attending school was also an indicator.
Access to basic Water/Sanitation services Access to basic services (electricity, running water, basic sanitation facilities) at home as well as in
schools was used as a criterion.
We targeted schools where the maximum percentage of workers is laborers, rickshaw pullers and daily
wage workers in which the income is not sure. Most of the population under this category has migrated from
Bihar, Jharkhand, eastern U.P. and Haryana and belong to schedule caste. Muslim population in these areas is