Annual ‘Off-site’ Rejuvenates

Apnalaya’s Annual Work Plans, and the freshly crafted ‘Theory of Change’ were unveiled to over 65 staff our Annual ‘Off-site’-cum-staff development retreat, which took place in Diveagar from 25th-27th February, 2019. An important feature in Apnalaya’s annual calendar, the off-site retreat is one of the few times every year when almost all Apnalaya staff come … Continue reading Annual ‘Off-site’ Rejuvenates

Education to Livelihoods – A Continuum

Over the last 44 years of driving grassroots change in under-served urban communities, Apnalaya has learnt that ‘Education, Employability and Empowerment’ should not be treated as separate units. In order to achieve real, tangible results and effect change, there is a need to stay with children from childhood to livelihoods – where interventions are interconnected … Continue reading Education to Livelihoods – A Continuum

School Saheli: Can Peer Pressure Keep Girls in School?

Is it possible to keep girls in school through ‘positive’ peer pressure? Apnalaya is finding out, with a new, unique intervention ‘School Saheli.’  The initiative aims to encourage adolescent girls to complete their school education – and delay the age of marriage and build a necessary foundation to pursue higher education and livelihood opportunities. Apnalaya … Continue reading School Saheli: Can Peer Pressure Keep Girls in School?

‘Backlash’ Over Adolescent Empowerment – Dasra Philanthropy Forum

Apnalaya’s Khula Aasmaan Mentor, Farheen Rehmat Ali Chaudhari, spoke in a five person panel discussion at the recent Dasra Philanthropy Week , Delhi – exploring the theme ‘Overcoming Backlash to Adolescent Empowerment’. The panel was held to highlight issues raised in a Dasra report on ‘Backlash’ which was launched at the event.  Aiming to better … Continue reading ‘Backlash’ Over Adolescent Empowerment – Dasra Philanthropy Forum