SAGE Foundation has adopted ninety four villages in the Panvel and Rajgurunagar areas, on the outskirts of Mumbai and Pune. Here SAGE hopes to enhance the good work already being done by Nirbhay Jain of Chakshu Foundation, and Dr. Madhav Sathe of Bombay Mothers and Children Welfare Society (www.bmcws.com) where the Chairperson of SAGE Foundation is on the Governing Board.
With the help of a host of educators that the Shahani Group is connected with, educational enhancements and training of teachers would be achieved.
Skills training to the families of these children will be imparted through The SAGE School of Creative Crafts which will be set up in the Yusuf Meherally Center in Panvel.
A fund raising drive has been started to raise funds for the construction of the school of crafts. This is an exciting journey for SAGE as a properly run school could transform so many lives. The pilot of a school and a crafts village could be replicated in every region in India and globally to permanently eradicate illiteracy and unemployment.