Samiksha Foundation is a creative learning initiative for children with cancer and their caregivers. It provides educational, spiritual, and creative support to children while they undergo treatment for cancer and other life-limiting conditions, increasing their happiness through learning and creative activity.
Support this program The cost of education of one child-seat is Rs. 2400/- per month. (A child-seat indicates one child being supported at a given point of time: the total number of child-seats remains mostly constant in each ward at a given time, although the individual children being supported will vary over time.) This cost covers books, materials, and volunteers' travel costs.
Please donate here to support our education program.
‘Looking Ahead’ as part of our growth strategy Over the last few years, with an awareness of both the need for continued education and non-medical support for children undergoing cancer treatment in recognition of our success, and in line with the mission of the Foundation, The Samiksha Foundation Scholarship Program continues with added rigor helping young cancer survivors with higher education.
ANNOUNCING THE 8TH SERIES OF THE SAMIKSHA SCHOLARSHIPS PROGRAM IN F2024 !
Eliminate ‘Learning Poverty’ - support reading and vocabulary for every child! We maintain a library at every learning center. The children are encouraged to borrow books from the library and to write reviews of or discuss the books they have read. The library includes books in English, books in vernacular languages, and multilingual books.
Our resource partners for this program are Pratham Books and Tulika Publications and Funky Rainbow
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The Centre of Excellence is the Foundation office in Bengaluru, where administrative work and teacher and volunteer training are carried out.
Research Space We plan to expand our research into the education of children in life-limiting situations (life-threatening illnesses and non-communicable diseases), to better enable their re-entry into school and empower them with learning and knowledge, notwithstanding their circumstances. We are exploring the use of educational technology and AI to better serve the learning needs of children in these situations.
All children are special. In this program, we try to find out what each one likes and fulfil some of their wishes to make them feel even more special.
In recent times there have been other challenges. We recently made an appeal to the Department of Education for our student Late Rafika Banu: please see our tribute page for more information.
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This Program has been renewed at wards at the Learning Centers once a week for the children
Swami Yogaratna developed the first yoga program for our kids at the ward in 2009. The children and caregivers are encouraged to practise the exercises they learn each day. She has now enhanced the yoga and meditation sessions with Art expression with creative visualisation, based on the guidelines of Carl and Stephanie Simonton.