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SAHBHAGI SHIKSHAN KENDRA (SSK), a support organization and a center for Participatory Learning and Action, was founded in 1990 to promote and strengthen civil society organizations of Uttar Pradesh and Bihar and Jharkhand. SSK strive for building and strengthening capacities of CSOs through people centric approach placing people at the center of all developmental initiatives. Partnership and reciprocal sharing of information with the target groups is the nucleus of our values. SSK works with grassroots organizations that strive for social change. We provide Capacity Building support to our partners through organizing training programs, workshops and providing intensive support in their programs. To harmonize/supplement our efforts and enhance the knowledge base, we also undertake studies and disseminate information and implement programs on vibrant and imperative developmental issues.



Sahbhagi Shikshan Kendra (SSK), a Center for Participatory Learning, was established in Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh), in 1990. 

SSK emerged in response to the development scenario prevailing then in the Hindi speaking belt viz, North India, especially Uttar Pradesh and Bihar. The Voluntary sector had its roots from the movements of a total revolution that had spread from Bihar in the late 1970s to other parts of the country in a bid to overthrow the existing social order and usher in a new society. However, there was no blueprint of the means to the end, and was a time-bound project without any sense of sustenance and development. The paradigm of "Development" was totally missing and there was an extreme dearth of awareness, knowledge, and capacity to effectively manage projects/programs, manage resources, establish linkages, etc. In other words, management of the organization was lacking which hampered the growth of a new social order and proved to be a hindrance for development. Responding to the need for strengthening the capacities of social organizations, communities, and PRIs working at the grassroots, SSK emerged as a support Organization, focusing its activities in India.


SSK strives for a society which is based on equity and justice that sustains itself through democracy and self-governance.


The mission of SSK is to build and strengthen the capacity of communities, civil society organizations and local governance through an approach where people are placed at the centre of all development initiatives.


Participatory Approach

Gender Equality & Social Inclusion

Innovation & Adaptability

Transparency & Accountability


Knowledge Promotion

Woman in a Field

SSK believes in the participatory philosophy of development. The participation of the community in self-governance is the key to institution building, accountability and sustainability. We believe in handing the power back to the community.




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