Since its inception, Saath has been working on an ecosystem approach to the development of low-income settlements in Urban Geographies pan India. Saath believes that disadvantaged and marginalized communities also have ‘right to the city’, ‘right to livelihoods’, ‘right to education’, and ‘right to a dignified life’. Saath believes that a dignified life is an idea about oneself that is constantly in interplay with the social dynamics of the family and immediate society. Everyone is in struggle to create a better life.
Our beliefs and intentions translate into our interventions with infants at Balghar, Child-Friendly Spaces, girl-child scholarships, STEM classes or handholding of beautypreneurs & business Gym for micro-entrepreneurs, Integrated Slum Development program which we pioneered in Ahmedabad and perfected over the years to initiate Integrated Area Development in Vatva, or connecting to other NGOs through networks to empower communities and voice their demands for better policies.
Our journey since 1989 has also been an endeavour to be positive and brave amidst disasters like earthquakes and communal riots and to stand with our communities in a relation that values the time spent with communities as the most valuable resource for change-making. The most important impact is the time-tested social capital that Saath has created in close association with its target communities and employees.