With the launch of its flagship programme Mission Education in 2009, SAMT has been working toward the goal of empowering poor children by offering support in the areas of education, nutrition, and healthcare. The Mission Education programme serves children in preschool (ages 3-6), formal education (ages 6 to 18), bridge course education (ages 6 to 18 who are not in school), and remedial education (6-18 years school going children). The focus is on children, instructors, the learning environment, and community involvement in a four-pronged holistic approach. The target population includes disadvantaged children who live in challenging conditions, children forced to work as labourers, children of the poorest of the poor parents, children with disabilities, abandoned and street children, children affected by disasters, and children living in tribal belts, remote villages, and difficult-to-reach areas.