Our Story

As the founder of this endeavor, my inspiration stems from a deep-seated belief that every child is a universe of potential waiting to be discovered. The world is evolving at an unprecedented pace, and with it, the skills our children need to navigate it successfully are changing too. At Sailboat Ventures, we've embarked on a mission to equip young minds with the life skills that extend far beyond the classroom, preparing them not just for exams but for life's intricate dance.

Surekha Shekar Founder & CEO

SailBoat Ventures is a vision that has taken shape through my life experiences. I am a seasoned Technology professional with prior experience in leading, coaching & mentoring young professionals. Driven by my passion for coaching, I have had the privilege of working with school age children that has given me valuable insights into their struggles and needs in this technology era.

This gap in life skill awareness is hampering their ability to navigate life situations during early childhood and later years into adulthood. I have realized a sense of urgency to equip kids with the right skills which can help them grow into confident, compassionate adults who are well prepared to thrive in an ever-changing world.

These insights have been instrumental in my efforts to create an engaging, collaborative program where learning becomes fun and leads to a transformative experience. In the past few years many families have participated in this pilot program which has been hugely successful and provided an enriching platform where social connections blossomed into deeper friendships. This has further propelled my passion to launch Sailboat Ventures and take my dream and vision forward.

Join us on this exciting journey of exploration, discovery and empowerment. Together lets shape a generation that doesn’t just adapt to change but thrives in it!


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person holding compass facing towards green pine trees

At Sailboat Ventures, our vision is to create a world where every child possesses the life skills necessary to navigate their journey with confidence, resilience, and a boundless curiosity for learning.

We envision a future where these empowered young minds not only excel academically but also contribute positively to their communities, embrace diversity, and lead with compassion. By pioneering innovative approaches to life skills education, we strive to be a global leader in shaping the next generation of empathetic, creative, and adaptable leaders who positively impact the world.

Our Mission

To empower the next generation with the skills and mindset needed to navigate life's challenges with confidence, resilience, and a spirit of continuous learning.

Our Values

Our Vision

Empowerment: Empower children to recognize and unlock their unique potential, fostering a sense of self-efficacy and confidence in their abilities.

Inclusivity: Create an inclusive environment that celebrates diversity and ensures that every child feels valued and respected regardless of their background or differences.

Curiosity: Cultivate a love for learning by encouraging curiosity and exploration. Foster an environment where questions are welcomed, and the joy of discovery is celebrated.

Resilience: Instill resilience in children, teaching them to bounce back from setbacks, adapt to change, and face challenges with a positive and determined mindset.

Collaboration: Promote teamwork and collaborative problem-solving, emphasizing the importance of effective communication, empathy, and cooperation in achieving common goals.

Creativity: Nurture creative thinking and innovation, recognizing that creativity is a vital skill that enhances problem-solving and adaptability in various life situations.

Empathy: Cultivate empathy and emotional intelligence, helping children understand and appreciate the feelings and perspectives of others, thus building strong interpersonal skills.

Responsibility: Encourage a sense of responsibility, both for oneself and for the community. Teach children the importance of making ethical choices and contributing positively to society.

Lifelong Learning: Instill a love for lifelong learning, emphasizing that education is not confined to the classroom but is a continuous and enriching journey throughout life.

Positive Mindset: Foster a positive mindset by teaching children the power of optimism, gratitude, and a can-do attitude in overcoming challenges and achieving their goals.

Safety and Well-being: Prioritize the safety and well-being of every child, creating a secure environment where they can flourish emotionally, socially, and academically.

Innovative Solutions

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man and woman holding each others hand

Empowering Children's Dreams

We believe in providing opportunities for children to explore their passions, develop their skills, and make a positive impact on the world around them.

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green grass field near mountain during daytime

Creative Thinking

Through creative thinking and collaboration, we encourage children to take on exciting projects that challenge their abilities and ignite their curiosity.

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people standing on brown wooden bridge during daytime

Building Bright Futures

By engaging in hands-on projects, children develop essential life skills, gain a sense of accomplishment, and build a foundation for a bright and successful future.

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