Community Reinforcement Education

Saahasee's objective is to impart and promote qualitative elementary education. To further this, we therefore provide various educational opportunities and services to the children in the slums. Some of the key components include preparatory education, coaching classes, readmission of school dropouts, promotion of education watch groups from the slums and rejuvenating teacher-parent meetings in the primary schools.

Encourage saving: By providing a safe place to hold their money, which they can identify as a key benefit and by encouraging regular saving and accumulating funds for their future. Develop sustainable livelihoods: Offer loans to members of the Bank who are saving regularly.

Build Life Skills: The CDB provides an opportunity for children to develop life skills such as responsibility, self-confidence, communication skills, and project management skills.

Build Entrepreneurial Skills: Create a way of channeling those very entrepreneurial skills
that are needed for survival and directing these into income generation and employment, which can be linked to skills training being provided by organizations working with these children.

Capacity Building: A network for training, support, and learning has been created, to facilitate the development of the CDB program, a structure for providing training and support to the Banks is established, which encourages sharing and cross-learning and the involvement of children and their experience and ideas in this process.

Ensure sustainability: With efforts to set up mechanisms to carry forward strategies tested and lessons learned, CDB is designed and implemented in partnership with the community and civil society.

Ensure replicability: CBD intends to provide a simple and successful model for enhancing the lives and livelihoods of street and working children both because it provides a channel for saving and because it makes loans for livelihoods. This replicable model can be extended further.

"Love and compassion are necessities, 

not luxuries. Without them, humanity cannot survive."

Dalai Lama