Prevention and ProtectionInclusive Vaccine AccessSecuring Livelihoods

Study Hall Educational Foundation (SHEF)

Social Enterprise, Non-profit with FCRA Certificate

Founder / CEO
Dr Urvashi Sahni
Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh

Study Hall Educational Foundation (SHEF) is an inclusive non-profit organization that runs a network of six unique schools, higher education colleges and four outreach programmes – educating diverse populations of children and young adults. Every school caters to a different segment of society.

Over the last 3 decades, SHEF has trained over 100,000 teachers and impacted over 5 million children (predominantly girls from disadvantaged communities) through its various schools and programmes.

COVID-19 Response

Study Hall Educational Foundation (SHEF), a non-profit, has provided basic medical equipment in remote villages to ensure the availability of oxygen and temperature monitoring devices. It has trained the staff and also provided over 100,000 meals to the most vulnerable communities.

On prevention, SHEF has ethically sourced and produced reusable masks. It was also able to bridge the learning gap for children from marginalized communities through various educational initiatives. The organization has conducted awareness programmes to reduce vaccine hesitancy and enabled access to vaccination for thousands of people.

Lessons of equality and social justice are as important as lessons in math and sciences.

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