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Sage Corporate Social Responsibility

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At Sage we work towards our vision of contributing towards sustainable responsible development of our society. As befits a publishing company much of our efforts are focused on increasing educational opportunities. We do this by either providing support to people through our specialized educational publishing material or by supporting financially. Sage supports various initiatives to foster and promote education and culture.

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Sakshi

1An NGO, dedicated to work for the physical, educational and social advancement of the needy and economically backward sections of the society. The foundation focuses on the objective of ensuring survival & protection of the under-privileged children by providing them elementary/remedial educations and helping them secure admissions in government schools.

Sage, in collaboration with Sakshi, operates, runs and manages a learning center by the name Sage Saathi. The center, located in Gurugram, aims to help marginalized children, in and around the center, with their right to education, impart them value & life skills, and to help them stay connected to their families and cultures. Sage Saathi has around 150 children and 4 full-time teachers on board across 3 distinct education programs (Non-Formal Education, Early Childhood Care & Development and, Remedial Education. The center offers mid-day meals for children, conducts mid-line assessments and arranges health check-ups.

1 Sage India set up Sage Saathi in March 2017. An exclusive joint venture between Sage India and NGO Sakshi, it is a learning centre that runs outcome-driven educational programmes for children from the most marginalized communities (slums, rag pickers, migrant labourers) who, in most cases, are the first generation learners in their families.

Under this initiative, the school caters to children from the age group of three to fourteen years, aiming to inculcate skills that help children find their footing in the world and lead an equal opportunity life through the following programmes:

  • Early Childhood Care & Development: focuses on young children (of day labourers), below the age of six years, by attending to their health, nutrition, education, and social development.
  • Non-Formal Education: helps students catch up on the studies they missed and also in securing admissions for the children in the mainstream schools.
  • Remedial Education: helps children stay in school and blossom, who are otherwise on the verge of dropping out due to bad grades resulting not from incapability, but from inadequate school and parental support. You may want to include the text in bold also in the page.

Indus Action

Indus Action, founded by a group of Indian students at Harvard, is dedicated to the cause of education of under-privileged children by facilitating enrollment campaigns that empower choice for inclusion seats and school education programs that mobilize community ownership.

Sage partnered with Indus Action in their project named “Eklavya” that focused on the implementation of Section 12(1)(c) of RTE Act, which stipulates the reservation/admission of 25% of the entry level seats in private un-aided schools for the economically weaker sections (EWS). The project spanned several phases that covered community involvement, enrolment/ retention of children in schools, developing educational content, longitudinal stud, early childhood education intervention, governance/ school leadership & advocacy.

End Poverty

End Poverty

End Poverty is an organization that works in the Tijara Block of Alwar District in Rajasthan, with the prime objective of alleviating poverty within the area to address the needs of the most disadvantaged villagers, particularly the Meo Tribal population. End Poverty nurtures communities using innovative ideas to reduce poverty through collective thinking by stakeholders. Environment protection, collaborative partnerships and innovative work methods are values they cherish. The central idea of the organization is to build people’s capacity to lead a life of opportunity and dignity.

Sage has been associated with End Poverty since 2012 supporting their mission of helping rural girls and women in gaining basic literacy and numeracy skills, by making contributions in kind, in the form of writing materials, stationery kits etc. The objectives and efforts of End Poverty are very much in alignment with Sage India's vision of promoting education and women empowerment and, hence, the company plans to continue to work with the organization.

Kishori Shiksha Project - The project supports out-of-school adolescent girls (aged between 10 and 18 years) from the Tijara Block of Alwar District, Rajasthan, to gain basic literacy & numeracy skills and an understanding of health, hygiene, family life education & environment issues so as to enable them to be more self-reliant and be able to contribute to family, village & community life. It is a 12 months, in-house designed, holistic literacy program for adolescent girls who have not been educated in regular schools.
 

Vibha India

Vibha is a social venture catalyst. A platform that brings together people who want to make a difference in the life of underprivileged children. Their mission is to ensure a scalable cure is found to solve a systemic problem in the life of an underprivileged child. A cure that involves minimum external intervention with large societal impact.

Vibha aims to ensure that every child attains his or her right to health, education and opportunity. It offers a plethora of projects to choose from, varying in terms of objectives, budgets etc. Promotion of education, amongst others, seems to be one of the prime areas of focus. Further, the social programmes of Vibha are audited; metrics driven, field-visit led and the stakeholders are kept informed of how their funds are deployed and the kind of impact, these are generating. Sage partners with Vibha to support their endeaviour. 

Vibha and ALAMB, partners for over a decade, have worked closely particularly to address issues of deep relevance for the youth living in the slum areas of urban Delhi. Alamb successfully initiated a vocational training program more than a decade ago. This program purports to and has been successful in facilitating a marked change in the situation and condition of over 2000 young people since inception.

In collaboration with and with the support of Sage India/Vibha, Alamb undertook vocational training program that focused on equipping the youth with skills that would enable them to obtain financial security and improve the quality of their lives.

Jan Madhyam strives to bring people with disability from the marginalized sections of the society into the mainstream life by helping the disabled help themselves to articulate, make them responsive to the environment around, communicate, prepare them for the real world by developing self-sufficiency, living skills and economic activity. Jan Madhyam trains teachers and students of Government schools to help them learn as to how to include disabled children in their curriculum. Jan Madhyam has been successful in reaching out to more than 2,00,000 lives.

Agrani India Foundation

1A non-profit trust set up in 2013, to work towards social development of India. Agrani was one of the key players in the post-flood rehabilitation work in Uttarakhand; routinely helps poor people access funds for emergency medical operations; has been supporting organizations and groups in Uttarakhand for promoting livelihoods; through its partnership with UnLtd India, Agrani helps young people take up social entrepreneurship.

Through Agrani, Sage India supported a school located in Uttarakhand (Distt Nainital) viz. Himalayan Public School, in setting up a computer lab for the children of the school and also distributed 250 Deskit school bags to the children of the school.