SKS Chakshu Foundation believes that our strong involvement at the grassroots level and the evolution of our work through the years is better represented by our new name, empowHER India.

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WHO WE ARE - Education
Education has the power to

    - energise and liberate the mind
    - pave the path to progress
    - move from darkness to light

By educating our students, we help them to see the light ...


Starting with the expansion of the Nere High School, our Foundation further supported the need for quality education by starting the Rakesh Jain Secondary School in Shivkar, near Panvel. Begun with an initial batch of only 150 students, the school currently has more than 500 students, half of whom are girls.
The school facilitates:
Education from standards 5 to10
A fully equipped laboratory, library, computer room and sports ground
Extra-curricular activities like art, gymnastics and community service
Additional courses like English Speaking and Computer Education
Various sports and cultural activities
Fully equipped workshop for IBT programme (Introduction to Basic Technology) – vocational courses
KG section in English medium started from June 2012
A recreational garden area and a sports ground for athletic activities
Started English medium section from K.G. to 4th Std. In extra curriculum activities need to include music / dance / sports. School success rate is now 96% in SSC.

A feather in our cap has been the school’s commendable success rate of over 90% in the class 10 board exams, as compared with the average 50% pass rate of most schools in the rural areas.


This is a special curriculum for vocational education introduced by the School to enable students, who cannot pursue higher education, to seek employment or start a small business. The course covers 24 vocations that include Soil Testing, Land Surveying, Mapping Construction Buildings, Heavy Metal Sheet Cutting, Welding and Making Garments, Handbags and Colourful Envelopes.
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Education cost for 10 students for 1 year
›› Rs. 6,000

IBT Program for 5 students for 1 year
›› Rs. 5,000
Success Stories
Satish Shankar Bhoir, Student

“I live with my parents and brother. My father works in a private company, while my mother is a housewife. My brother is young. I study at the Rakesh Jain Secondary School, where I learn technical work like welding, repairing household appliances, fitting electrical boards etc, through the IBT training.

I like to learn these techniques as I know there are 25% reserved seats in ITI for those who have undergone the IBT training. Besides, this knowledge is also useful in everyday life. I can start my own business for electrical repairs.

I know I have the chance of a good future now.”
Yogita Chandrakant Dhavale, Student

“I am a student of the Rakesh Jain Secondary School in Shivkar, and am extremely proud to be studying there. Even though it is in the rural area, the facilities provided at our school are like those in city schools. Emphasis is given to quality education that includes computer courses and various sports. Facilities like a modern lab, computer lab and equipment for different sports are also provided.

Along with the regular curriculum, the school also conducts IBT (Introduction to Basic Technology) courses that provide vocational training in knitting, embroidery, farming, welding, electrical, etc. This course prepares us to face the competitive world once we pass out of school.

We thank the Chakshu Foundation for giving our school this opportunity.”