SEWA : Social Empowerment through Work Education and Action

The Sewa Philosophy

Sewa is all about social or community service that includes environmental, civic responsibilities, democracy, health and fitness related projects, international and other projects-projects that are able to connect the child to his/ her surroundings or to a cause and is able to generate a sense of responsibility towards it.

The Social Empowerment component to a large extent inspires the SEWA philosophy, which in the Indian environment, refers to the concept of service to the community.


  1. To develop a whole person- ie intellectual , personal, social, emotional and social growth.
  2. Learners engaged in this programme are expected to be lifelong learners and, through experiential learning develop as active citizens and caring and compassionate humans.


  1. To direct children’s minds in constructive activities with positive outcomes through the facilitation of creative and critical thinking which will in turn lead them to develop self-confidence and self esteem.
  2. To underline the significance of the interdependence of all human beings and our dependence on the environment in a shrinking global village.

Strand 1


1. Athletics/Swimming

2. Team Game

3. Individual Game

4. Adventure Sports

Strand 2


Mass PT, Yoga,
Dance, Calisthenics, Jogging, Cross Country Running, Working out using weights/gym equipment, Tai-chi etc.

Strand 3


1. Swachcha Vidyalaya, Swachcha Bharat.

2. Dignity of Labour.

3. Empathy.

4. Care for Homeless Children.

5. Being Safe and Responsible.

6. Environmental Conscious Citizens as part of Eco Clubs.

7. Reduce,Recycle and Reuse and Now Respect.

8. Raising First Aid Awareness and demonstrations.

9. Plantation of shade/ fuel/ ornamental/ avenue trees.

10. Dastangoi.

11. Maintaining props and equipment.

12. Studying the nutrition and health of people in a peer group/ village/ city slum/ tribal area/ neighbourhood.

13. Participating in the community health programme through a door-to-door contact programme.

14. Acquaintance with common fertilizers ( organic fertilizers) and pesticides and their application with appropriate equipment.

15. Acquaintance with common pests and diseases of plants and the use of simple chemicals and plant protection equipment.

16. Preparation of the family budget and maintenance of daily household accounts.

17. Helping school authorities in organising-

(a) picnic, tours, excursions, functions.

(b) exhibitions.

18. Participation in Adult Literacy Programmes .

19. Resources for classroom use and school use.

Strand 4

Health and Activity Card

  1. Partial Curl Up
  2. Flamingo Balance Test
  3. Alternative Hand Wall Toss
  4. Flexed Bent Arm Hang
  5. Shuttle Run
  6. Sit & Reach
  7. Plate Tapping
  8. Standing Vertical Jump
  9. 50 Mtrs (Sprint)
  10. 600 Mtrs (Endurance)