Sona Kumar of Sona Sarovar Trust – Her project idea started when she was offered a bowl of dirty water to wash hands.
By Milena Rampoldi and Denise Nanni,
ProMosaik. In the following interview we are moving to India where we talked to
Mrs Sona Kumar. Her project idea started when she was offered a bowl of dirty
water to wash hands. Her organisation Sona
Sarovar Trust works to improve living conditions of children in slum. Would
like to thank her for her time.
What are the objectives of Sona Sarovar?
Our Mission is to protect the Slum Children
from Anti Social Elements hovering in the vicinity day & night.
but their Grades are raised in Academic Sphere & engage them in
extra curriculum activities of their liking, admission in College etc.&
their confidence level is raised to enable them to compete in world outside the
What are the main social issues in the
region where you intervene?
tuition, their grades keep on falling every year resulting in school drop out.
income by sending them to work.
& poor attendance in school.
How do you promote community empowerment?
Generation Activities for ladies.
children’s education, medical help to the needy women.
How do you support slum children?
session & get their hemoglobin tests done.
ladoos to them on regular basis.
snacks is served to all & gifts are given to the concerned children.
activities & participate in Inter School competitions.
Do you cooperate with local authorities and institutions?
If yes, how?
functions on their behalf like celebration of Maharashtra Day, Women’s Day