Narika

  • Address: 
    P.O. Box 14014, Berkeley California 94712
  • Phone: 
    +1 (800) 215-7308
  • Hours of Operation: 
    Please call the number listed.

This comprehensive program offers instruction on 4 core topics:

  • ESL
  • financial literacy
  • basic computer literacy
  • career development training.

To create a holistic approach, these core learnings are supplemented with talks and workshops on other critical soft skills that impact self-confidence: such as yoga, hygiene, personal health, self-assertiveness, awareness of basic employee rights, self-defense, art and even grooming etiquette. Upon completion of a full SEED session, participants are in a position to think about and articulate next steps towards becoming economically and financially independent. SEED classes are offered on a modular basis, allowing students to choose topics of learning they feel are most appropriate for their personal and professional needs. Throughout the whole SEED session, free childcare is also provided so children can travel with their parents. Many of these children have experienced family violence as well and need to be supported, just as their mothers are healing from traumatic past.