From April 2010 to November 2010 almost 700 families in Shivaji Nagar lost a total of 18 children, all aged less than 5 years, according to a news report. Therefore, on 30th January 2019 Apnalaya organised a convergence meeting between Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS) and Municipal Corporaion of Greater Mumbai (MCGM), and came up … Continue reading MCGM Malnutrition Convergence Meet
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
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
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?
In Mumbai, there is a dearth of playgrounds and more so for girls and women. The young girls of Shivaji Nagar in particular, have had the odds stacked against them – with gender and social norms restricting their education, their movement, their attire and every aspect of their lives. On 17th January, the fourth Khula … Continue reading Khula Aasmaan: Girls Reclaim Public Spaces
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
Apnalaya is happy to share its Theory of Change with you all! The Theory of Change illustrates a causal connection between our interventions and goals. It tells us why we do what we do. It also helps us develop a framework and indicators to measure and evaluate our work. Here we go: Continue reading Theory of Change Defined