The mobile van is a unique concept of reaching out to the remotest area and the poorest of people like those in the remote salt pans.

  Mobile Sanskar Kendra
A unique innovation in rolling out SSK, was the concept of mobile SSK. The geography and demography of Kutch translated into a dispersed livelihood profile. This meant that reaching out to the dispersed populace was an additional challenge here. In the wake of post earthquake operations, SEWA was offered a bus for reaching out relief and other facilities to the remote villages. Post earthquake this bus worked as mobile school for the salt workers' children since almost all day care centers had collapsed. There was a need for continuing the day care centers to help the children who were in trauma. This school proved to be a blessing later on for salt workers' children who had to live with their parents in the desert areas for almost 8 to 9 months. The mobile school provided not only education but also recreation and entertainment activities.

The pro-active leadership of SEWA developed the concept of a Mobile-Van which took the various facilities and functions of a SSK to these remote villages. This novel concept has been replicated with added activities according to the need of the people residing in the remotest villages in Kutch. It was an ambitious step ahead to make SSK at your doorstep a reality. Recently a bigger bus has been procured to function as a mobile SSK. The mobile van is a unique concept of reaching out to the remotest area and the poorest of people like those in the remote salt pans. It therefore also achieves mainstreaming of remote areas and the poorest of the poor who reside there by offering all facilities of SSK to these people.

The route planning for mobile-SSK-Van has been done in a way that it reaches a village on affixed days of a week based on a pre-decided schedule. The design of the route is such that all remote villages are covered and almost all facilities of a SSK are meted out to the people. It offers health and treatment facilities, computer training facilities, library, facility for sale of RUDI products, IEC (e.g. Sewa Video) material. It even carries huge robust tents that are put up while the van is in a village. These tents serve as day care centers and child care centers. The SSKs under a district were coordinated by respective IT team leaders who were incharge of all IT activities in the district. IT team leaders were continuously trained in different areas related to their work. They were given extensive training in handling hardware problems. As a result, they were able to handle even very complex problems on their own. In addition to class room trainings, IT team leaders were also sent on exposure visits to understand new applications/ IT tools so that they could be replicated at SSKs in the districts. Capacity building of these IT team leaders was done so that their level of proficiency in handling and managing the SSKs was enhanced. This had enabled IT team leaders to increase productivity and spend less time in carrying out planning and other activities at the SSKs.