NIRNAY, as the name suggests, is a resolution. It is a resolution to work for the welfare and upliftment of the underprivileged men, women, children and society as a whole. In our busy lives, one does not have time to stop and reflect at the plight of the street urchin, who gives up his years at school and loses innocence. In order to become an earning member, these children are deprived of basic education and other skills which would help them secure a better future.
NIRNAY, an NGO working under Sant-Laj Memorial Education Society, is an attempt to empower the neglected sections of society to lead a better life. The organization’s vision is to provide a LEARNING SHELTER FOR THE CHOSEN ONES. This organization, which started operations on July 2, 2007 under the leadership of Mrs. Rachna Kapoor, aims to help women become self-reliant and support children from the slums to study and realize their real potential.
NIRNAY’s endeavor is to improve the human condition and make this a better world to live in. According to Mrs. Kapoor, “'NIRNAY provides the right to education to all; irrespective of caste, creed or gender. It also follows the principles of basic education as per the Gandhian philosophy which says that education is not restricted to reading and writing but also to learn how to live.”
NIRNAY is a strong resolve to work for the upliftment of the underprivileged women and children. It is a sad situation that women are bereft of all rights in a nation like ours, which boasts of great heritage and culture. NIRNAY takes a pledge to help such underprivileged women to make themselves self sufficient; providing them with skills such as tailoring and beauty education.
NIRNAY promises to educate children from a very tender age. It also aims to create opportunities for unemployed youth (by teaching young men carpentry, automobile and mechanic work, electrical work, plumbing work etc), motivate children to continue education and help them to get admission in good schools. The organization also gives tuition and home work assistant to school going children.
At present NIRNAY has got 10 staff members of which 5 are teaching and also being trained in tailoring, embroidery, child care etc. The NGO is conducting Mathematics Tuition and English Language Training, to help them become more efficient teachers. NIRNAY also aims to organize vaccination camps in early childhood, to create awareness in this section of the society. Adult literacy is one of the areas that NIRNAY is concerned with.
Following are some of the functional areas of NIRNAY:
• To prepare teachers through training
• To provide child care services
• To work for the physically challenged
• To impart both formal and non-formal education
• To provide educational material / play material
• To protect people against social crimes
• Education for all
• To impart vocational skills