A 501(c)(3) non-profit funded by the International Baccalaureate & the Ashoka Foundation.
Founded by Sahib Kaur, MYP Innovator Award recipient, IB student, daughter of immigrants.
The International Baccalaureate (IB) is the global leader in international education. Our programmes empower school-aged students to take ownership in their own learning and help them develop future-ready skills to make a difference and thrive in a world that changes fast (IBO).
Ashoka identifies and supports the world's leading social entrepreneurs, learns from the patterns in their innovations, and mobilizes a global community that embraces these new frameworks to build an "everyone a changemaker world" (Ashoka).
President's Volunteer Service Awardee & Qualifying Organization
The President's Volunteer Service Award (PVSA) is a prestigious award made to recognize the important role of volunteers in America’s strength and national identity. This award honors individuals whose service positively impacts communities in every corner of the nation and inspires those around them to take action, too (PVSA).
16% of US adults are digitally illiterate; underprivileged Americans are overrepresented in this statistic and for immigrants, the number is 36%. This lack of digital skills hinders their career and earning potential.
Although local governments do provide some classes on computer basics, it is not targeted towards immigrants and underprivileged Americans, and nor do they teach skills to establishing a digital presence to help them maximize their income and business.
The sarbat initiative will
Provide classes for digitally challenged people.
Train them on the basics of computer literacy: how to use computers, basic programs like Microsoft Office, effectively utilize email, avoid online fraud, build an online presence, and how to use the internet to maximize their income potential and career.
sarbat continues to provide high-touch follow-up assistance even after the course, to ensure that students are putting the skills they learn in class into practice.
sarbat provides immigrants with an opportunity to bridge the digital divide."
- Sahib Kaur, sarbat founder