What chance does a child of an economically backward home have of growing to be an established profession of his/her choice? At Sackhumvit we recognize that eradicating poverty in all its forms and dimensions, including extreme poverty, is the greatest challenge and an indispensable requirement for sustainable development. The call for a Quality Education - not merely access to any education is a grand step in ensuring that all children, and not just those from high-income groups, have access to good education. At Sackhumvit, education is not merely a content delivery rather, it is a system designed to help all children reach their full potential and enter society as productive citizens. Our scholarships help students pursue the career of their choice. It is very overwhelming to see senior students visit the Centre from time to time all on their own accord to express gratitude and care. The Centre has tutored Akash and Darshan for three years and we had a little chat when they dropped by last week. Here are the excerpts.
Akash’s father is a carpenter (migrant labour from Bihar) and his mother a housewife. He is now pursuing higher education and wants to get into a good engineering college. He misses the Centre and said that the variety of activities was the best experience of his teenage life. He particularly enjoyed the movie-making project and cherishes this exceptional exposure. Akash wants to see his mother comfortable in her old age.
Darshan’s father is a salesman and his mother a housewife. He says that he was not aware that an institute could have such an influence on his mindset. He says that Sackhumvit Centre prepares you for your future life and not just exams. He is extremely thankful to have had the experience of studying here. Darshan aspires to become a Chartered accountant.