SISP began in 1996 with free second chance education for 15 children who were school dropouts. Soon the education curriculum was expanded to include young illiterate fishermen and women from the local area and surrounding villages. One year later, SISP started the social welfare centre, literacy classes, and micro-credit groups for women. Soon after, SISP launched the social employment program and job training opportunities for uneducated members of the community, especially women.
It is one of SISP’s primary goals to improve the livelihood opportunities for members of severly marginalized communities. We particularly focus on at-risk children and the empowerment of women. It is recognized that for a community to develop in a sustainable way, the active participation of women as self-advocates in the entire process.