Sarayu Trust started out at the turn of this millenium with running a few non-formal after-schools, two in Odisha at Kumarpara and Nadakhand villages in Puri district, and one in Kishangarh, New Delhi.
With fledgling dreams of giving back to society in a meaningful way and with extremely limited resources at its disposal, Sarayu Trust set upon the task of reaching out to lesser-privileged students and making a positive impact on their lives by giving wings to their hopes and aspirations.
While the Odisha schools shut down after more than a decade due to reasons beyond the control of Sarayu Trust and not before impacting the lives of at least a couple of hundred students, the school at Kishangarh near Vasant Kunj in New Delhi thrived and grew into a mini-icon of comprehensive and integrated non-formal education. The after-school was, in fact, renamed School of Happiness by the happy students themselves.
Over the years, Sarayu Trust has witnessed many of these sharp, bright children from the School of Happiness spreading their wings and blossoming into balanced, confident young individuals and professionals ready to face the world.
Along with the children, Sarayu Trust has spread its wings and evolved too.
Today, in addition to bringing about positive changes in the lives of many more children through Non-Formal Education, Sarayu Trust is also involved in making a positive impact in the areas of Forest Protection, Water Conservation as well as Renaissance and Rejuvenation of Indic Culture and Schools of Thought.
Since 2015, Sarayu Trust has been financially supporting several grass-root level Non-Profits working in the fields of Education and Community Empowerment. Additionally, Sarayu Trust is engaged in multiple projects of national significance, impacting public discourse on Indian History and Civilization, emerging as a notable voice in driving a paradigm shift in the minds of ordinary Indians with respect to their own history and heritage.