Noida Lok Manch (NLM) is fully subscribe to the view that Education is the cornerstone to economic development and the strength of Indian masses can be channelized by education alone. The real future of India lies in its thousands of faceless little towns and villages, where millions of boys and girls lie awake at night, dreaming of what could be. Noida Lok Manch believes that the key to unlock those dreams and help them soar is a good education. Noida Lok Manch, through its trust, opened two Sanskar Kendra Schools (Co-edu) in Noida, District Gautam Budh Nagar, U.P. FROM Nursery to Class-VIII for imparting value-based education to the students who hail from the economically and socially disadvantaged sections of the society.
The Sanskar Kendra Schools was established in the year 1997 with a aim to uplift the children of downtrodden, neglected and deprived section of society/villages.The first school is situated in Village – Sarfabad, Sector 73, Noida and the second in Village Garhi Chaukhandi, Sector – 68, Noida, Distt. Gautam Budh Nagar. In total the two schools have 924 students (girls & boys) and provide them free meals, books, uniforms and computer trainings. 200 ml fresh milk is provided to the students of Nursery & KG classes daily. Vocational training classes are conducted in the afternoon from 2.00 PM to 5.00 PM daily with an objective to make them self-sufficient when they step out from the schools. The schools are recognized by NIOS. Listening the inner voice of their hearts that something novel should be done and repaid to the society from which they got laurels, many individuals from the higher strata of society like retired IAS officers, Academicians, retired Teachers, Principals and women volunteers from very highly educated families of the region, with their vast and rich experiences, are helping and co-operating in running the affairs of these two schools. Surely the students will feel enlightened and enriched by their vast experiences. The students have brought laurels and can compete with any other good students of public and convent schools. Regular Inter-School Competitions and Inter-Village School Competitions like making Rangoli, Poster, Drawing, taking part in sports as well as Hindi and English word competition are arranged from time to time for their all round development.
The schools are administered by Mrs. Leeka Saxena, Principal who has passionately articulated the schools’ vision, pedagogy and the right curriculum and has ability to develop a culture of learning within the schools that bring the best out of every student and teacher. The schools have professionally qualified and innovative teachers with excellent communications skill and passion for teaching. The teachers have voluntarily taken up the noble profession to teach and guide the students with a meagre monthly honorarium.
Recently Airtel selected 5 students of different classes from the two Sanskar Kendra Schools and their stories were published in a book form ‘Udaan’. In association with Airtel & Amish Tripathi, one of India’s best-selling authors wrote this book with these five students. Airtel launched this ‘Paanch Nanhi Kalme’ video at the 2016 Jaipur Literature Festival which gave 5 students from the heart of rural India an outlet for their creativity. These 5 students are now not only published authors, a dream all of them would never have believed would be realized, they are also an inspiration to talented writers around the country. Airtel has taken the responsibility to bear their education expenses.