In 2017, The Sage Foundation launched an initiative to provide job oriented Diplomas in disciplines like Banking, Digital Marketing, Real Estate & Management to India’s disadvantaged youth.

More than 200 young people with limited education & english skills have been developed via these short term programs and placed in white collar jobs in top banks, financial institutions & media companies in India at salaries  upto Rs. 450,000 per annum.

We are able to do this through the help of scholarships from foundations, corporates & individual donors who align with our vision of building employability among the underprivileged.

Student Stories

Edwyn D'Souza
Edwyn D'Souza

Edwyn is the son of a rickshaw driver, but he dreamed of playing football professionally. After graduating with the Diploma in Banking, he has a high paying job in Standard Chartered Bank. He has also achieved his dream with the bank sending him to play football in Liverpool, UK for the bank's team.

Taskeen Qadri
Taskeen Qadri

Taskeen has a single mother who earns a pittance as a security guard. Their financial condition was so dire that they couldn't pay rent for their home and were kicked out on the street. After completing one of the Banking Course, Taskeen is an executive at Kotak Bank & is able to support her family with her salary.

Shaikh Mohammed Minhaz
Shaikh Mohammed Minhaz

Minhaz has a single mother who supports her family through part time work at a local tailor. Minhaz paid for his own & his younger brothers education being a tutor for young children. After completing one of the Banking Course, he has been placed as a sales executive in ICICI Prudenitial.

Nagma Ansari
Nagma Ansari

Nagma, 20 is bent on taking the banking course to better her chances of getting a white-collar job. Her mother, a housewife, sold her jewellery to put Nagma through college despite opposition from her father.

Edwyn D'Souza
Edwyn D'Souza

Edwyn is the son of a rickshaw driver, but he dreamed of playing football professionally. After graduating with the Diploma in Banking, he has a high paying job in Standard Chartered Bank. He has also achieved his dream with the bank sending him to play football in Liverpool, UK for the bank's team.

Taskeen Qadri
Taskeen Qadri

Taskeen has a single mother who earns a pittance as a security guard. Their financial condition was so dire that they couldn't pay rent for their home and were kicked out on the street. After completing one of the Banking Course, Taskeen is an executive at Kotak Bank & is able to support her family with her salary.

Shaikh Mohammed Minhaz
Shaikh Mohammed Minhaz

Minhaz has a single mother who supports her family through part time work at a local tailor. Minhaz paid for his own & his younger brothers education being a tutor for young children. After completing one of the Banking Course, he has been placed as a sales executive in ICICI Prudenitial.

Nagma Ansari
Nagma Ansari

Nagma, 20 is bent on taking the banking course to better her chances of getting a white-collar job. Her mother, a housewife, sold her jewellery to put Nagma through college despite opposition from her father.

OTHER PROJECT

The Activities of SAGE Foundation focus on Education, Health Care, Environment and Adoption of Villages and Slums in order to alleviate poverty.

Addressing Hunger
Addressing Hunger
Adoption of Slums
Adoption of Slums
Adoption of Villages
Adoption of Villages
Environment
Environment

Activities

SAGE Foundation has worked across sectors with range of partners. Here are some highlights.

Laxmi goes to University of Westminster
Launch of Unity in Diversity Campuses and Companies
Creating Unity in Diversity at the UNAOC Doha Forum
Maya Shahani, at UN Forum in Baku
Visiting the kids at Shikshan Gram Shelter for the Homeless
Mumbai – Dreamcatchers Bollywood Launch
Laxmi goes to University of Westminster
Launch of Unity in Diversity Campuses and Companies
Creating Unity in Diversity at the UNAOC Doha Forum
Maya Shahani, at UN Forum in Baku
Visiting the kids at Shikshan Gram Shelter for the Homeless
Mumbai – Dreamcatchers Bollywood Launch