SKS Chakshu Foundation believes that our strong involvement at the grassroots level and the evolution of our work through the years is better represented by our new name, empowHER India.

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SKS Chakshu Foundation has partnered with various social and development organisations to leverage their expertise, resources and skills that align well with our development activities. This permits us to expand the scope and quality of our initiatives, without the need to duplicate resources that are already available and readily accessible. We have partnerships with:
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A leading institution in the self help movement, Chaitanya works for the development of women in the rural areas through formation of Self Help Groups (SHGs). The primary purpose of these groups is to provide education about better health and hygiene, knowledge of legal rights, know-how of banking formalities and training to become economically independent. Founded by Dr Sudha Kothari, Chaitanya operates in seven districts across Maharashtra.
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Kotak Education Foundation

Sponsored by the Chakshu Foundation, the Kotak Foundation conducts courses in spoken English under the Livelihood Advancement Business School Programme by Kotak LABS.
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Laxmi Eye Hospital

The hospital is headed by eminent ophthalmic surgeon Dr. Suhas Haldipurkar. It has a Charitable Trust that, in association with our Foundation, conducts eye camps in rural areas and patients with cataract are operated at the hospital free of cost.
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Rotary Club of Bombay Mid-town

Fully equipped workshop for I.B.T. programme, at Raksesh Jain Madhyamik Vidya Mandir.

Fully equipped operation theater at Laxmi Eye Hospital holding regular eye camps and performing cataract operation.
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Jana Shikshan Sansthan

Fully supported and funded by the H.R.D. Ministry, Central Govt, this institution focuses on providing training to SHG women in tailoring, nursing, making leather bags, mats, operating computers, beauty parlour treatments, etc. It also provides sales outlets for products made by the village women. Well known social worker Dr. Medha Somaiya is the chairperson of this institution.
Dnyanseva Shikshan Mandal

This society is responsible for the day-to-day administration of the Rakesh Jain Secondary School at Shivkar Village, near Panvel, that has been established by our Foundation.
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P. V. Polytechnic, S.N.D.T. Women’s University

Headed by Mrs Varsha Jain, this polytechnic institute conducts the following courses for women:
  • Preparing fruit preservatives
  • Preparing herbal medicines
  • Ophthalmic training for spectacles

Through our Foundation, almost 50 women have been trained through this programme.
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Vigyan Ashram, Pabal, Pune

Vocational Courses conducted under the IBT (Introduction to Basic Technology) – at our Rakesh Jain Secondary School, have been formulated by this Pune-based organisation. The courses include technical, environment, agriculture and cattle raising, and domestic health care. These are being taught to the students of 8th and 9th standard at the school.

Vigyan Ashram – IBT (Introduction to Basic Technology) – vocational courses.
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DAV School

This school in Panvel provides guidance, support and training to the teaching staff and students of the Rakesh Jain Secondary School.
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Pratham Foundation

This is a Maharashtra Government recognised institution that supports the Chakshu Foundation’s education initiatives by providing courses on art development, herbal management, computers, etc.
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Shri Jain Shwetamber Tera Panth Mahila Mandal

The focus of this Mahila Mandal (Women’s Organisation) is to work toward better health and hygiene of the women in rural areas. It has also conducted several camps to create cancer awareness among the women. The Mandal runs balwadis (play schools) and provides nutritious food to children. Various vocation training classes, like tailoring, are conducted to enable women to become financially independent.