"There are only two lasting bequests we can hope to give
Our children. One is roots; the other wings."
- Hodding Carter
Samarthya is the youth wing of the Centre for Education Management, Leadership and Research (CEMLR) and operates under the guidance of Father Francis Peter S.J. It was formed with the sole aim of helping the school students of Jamshedpur, their parents and their teachers deal with their emotions and help students realize their full potential. Developing a rapport with the students, acting as their guides and eventually helping them cope with various situations forms the bedrock of its very existence for the seventh year in a row.
The model of Samarthya is to deliver sessions to the children of staff members of XLRI. The aim is to help students with academic learning, personality development and building a rapport with the students. Samarthya in the last year has consistently conducted weekly sessions on every Saturday since its initiation and seen a marked improvement in the learning level of the students they work with.
Career Counselling Workshop - Disha
Samarthya conducted the 4th edition of their hugely successful career counselling workshop Disha on November 5, 2018. Over 65 students from XLRI gave guidance on 40 different streams for the students of classes 9th, 10th, 11th and 12th based on the career choices that students received after giving a psychometric test. Over 600 students, parents and teachers attended the event to understand the varied possibilities available in terms of career choices.
Back to the Roots Quiz
In association with the annual fest of XLRI, Ensemble- Valhalla 2018, Samarthya hosted a school quiz for students from 9th - 12th standards - Back to The Roots Quiz. The quiz was designed on the theme of "India and Indian Culture". The quiz is intended to increase the students' awareness and be an interesting as well as fun learning ground for them.
Annual Conference - Reflections
Samarthya hosted Reflections '19 - the 7th edition of their Annual Conference on 15 September, 2019. The theme of the conference this year was "Emotional Intelligence" with special emphasis on Phubbing, Multi-tasking and Empathy. The event is intended to furnish an open medium of communication between students, teachers and parents and how to provide a conducive environment for students to grow.
In association with Janaagraha-Centre for Citizenship and Democracy NGO, Samarthya has conducted civic learning modules to the students of various schools in Jamshedpur. The program works towards improving the quality of life in urban India by sparking the fire of active citizenship, participation, in the students.
"Knowledge of languages is the doorway to wisdom"
English fair targets a school where the primary language of communication is not English. The purpose of the event is to increase awareness and instill fluency and induce an appreciation for the beauty of the English language.
"I hear, and I forget. I see, and I remember. I do, and I understand."
Scientists learn about their subject by observing, describing, and experimenting. Following the same philosophy, Science Fair aims to help underprivileged students of Jamshedpur in learning about Science in a fun and exciting way by the medium of experiments.