Dr. Sambhunath Singh Research Foundation

Location: 9 slums of Kashi Vidyapeeth ward of Varanasi district
Nature of Initiative: Implementing
Project holder: Dr. Rajeev Kumar Singh
CRY support since: 2011 – 2012

  • 1210 children in school
  • 92 children in enrolled/re-enrolled in school
  • 74 children immunized
  • 174 children identified with malnutrition
  • 119 birth registrations provided
  • 10 children’s groups formed
  • 110 children were randomly selected to ensure the accuracy of the retention tracking tool that was developed locally

Dr. Shambhunath Singh Research Foundation, commonly known as SRF is a secular, non-profit developmental organization. Established by a group of development professionals under the inspiration of the renowned literary figure, culturist and social activist late Dr. Shambhunath Singh. The strength of the organization lies in its strong team comprising of dedicated social workers, experienced researchers and scholars, academicians from various fields and disciplines, sufficiency of infrastructural resources, strong core group, community acceptance, strong liaison with the government, other NGOs and strong community based groups. SRF has been successful in raising awareness within the community on the importance of education and RTE. The community members are now also aware of the benefits of sending their children to school. Community and SMC members have started showing interest in education through regular meetings to improve quality of education, MDM etc. The SRF- CRY partnership was re-established two years ago since SRF has been efficiently working in the area of child protection to bring change in lives of children. Its representation in CWC and District ICPS committee has brought an opportunity for enhancing the impact on the situation of children.