Lakshya pairs underprivileged children with volunteers who act as their mentors and role models. The programme helps the children realise their potential and transforms the volunteers into more socially aware leaders.
To enrich the lives of underprivileged children (Mentees) through a caring relationship with a personal mentor who will support, encourage and build their self-confidence.
To groom the leadership qualities and the sense of social responsibility in young volunteers (Mentors), our country’s future leaders, by exposing them to some of the most pressing social problems of our country.
Enables children from classes 8 and above to complete the cycle of growth by guiding them to focus on a career of their choice or need. The skill-building sessions based on some of the best practices from around the world.
Lakshya is modelled on mentorship programmes like the Big Brothers Big Sisters (USA), Vaazhai, and Dronacharya & Ekalavya.
Mentors meet mentees for two hours every week and assist them with school or home work, listen to their problems and support them in challenges they encounter. In the process, mentors instil self confidence and the ability to solve one’s own problem in the children.
Mentor’s Gain: Communication skills, Leadership, Inclusiveness, Social Sensitivity
Mentee’s Gain: Absenteeism decreases, improvement in academic performance, children pursuing higher education and entering organised sectors of labour increases.
Ongoing at Chennai, Bengaluru & Tiruchirapalli
Children of classes 9 & 10.
250 children are benefitting from the programme in 2013-2014
Over 500 children have benefitted from the programme since 2008