In Kishangarh Village, New Delhi, on 20 April 2016, Samarpan School celebrated its 9th Founder’s Day with a cultural afternoon, where the children presented impressive performances including poems and songs, dance choreographies of different styles, hula-hoop mastery, skits and plays highlighting essential social issues faced by the community such as child marriage and gender discrimination.
The event concluded with appetising snacks and an energetic dance jam session by the children and guests.
Nine years ago, despite resistance from the community of this urban slum, the initiative of getting 40 children off the streets of Kishangarh Village became the first education project of Samarpan Foundation. A school was started with 40 students along with a kitchen to ensure their daily nutrition. Slowly and steadily, the centre has grown to cater to 850 beneficiaries today.
The services provided by the centre include enrolment into mainstream schools, remedial classes for children, adult education, women's empowerment, a crèche and nutrition.