The objective of SSS is to provide quality education to the poorest of the poor, the children of musahar (rat-eaters) community in Bihar who have lived in abysmal poverty for centuries. Their population is estimated to be 4 to 5 million and all of them are landless labourers, many being bonded labourers. Vast majority are caught in a debt-trap finding it impossible to break out of the vicious cycle of poverty.
SSS has established a fully free English medium residential school to impart quality education to musahar children. The school provides free tuition, boarding, lodging, clothes, uniforms, books, healthcare and other necessities. Having received quality education the musahar children passing-out from the school should get admission in institutions of higher education in the fields of engineering, medicine, law, management etc. Reservations for schedule caste will make this easier. SSS will finance their higher education as well. These musahar students shall then be empowered to make a quantum jump in life aspiring to frog-leap from the lowest rungs of the socio-economic ladder to its higher rungs. They shall become catalyst of change in their community. This is a long haul project but its impact will be permanent and will, infact, constitute a silent revolution.
Shoshit Seva Sangh is a non-profit organisation formed with the objective of providing quality education to the children of the Musahar (rat-eaters) community of Bihar.
Musahars – a profile of national shame. Musahars are landless agricultural labourers many actually being bonded labourers. They have been subjected to extreme exploitation, deprivation and neglect and have lived in abysmal poverty for centuries.
Shoshit Samadhan Kendra, our fully free English medium residential school, seeks to empower its students with the quality education, skills and character required to maximise their potential and transform lives.