Towards multi-sectoral collaboration to boost Maternal & Child health

Malnutrition significantly affects the urban poor. Inadequate nutrition directly impacts their health and capacity to effectively access education, employment and a life of dignity. Apnalaya tackles this problem, targeting core groups at different stages of their lives where they are most vulnerable, with the dual aim of both reducing immediate malnutrition through access to and … Continue reading Towards multi-sectoral collaboration to boost Maternal & Child health

Mitigating Backlash and Empowering adolescent girls

Apnalaya works in the most underserved and marginalised slum settlements in the city of Mumbai. 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. To empower adolescent girls through imparting … Continue reading Mitigating Backlash and Empowering adolescent girls

Arun Kumar at Panel Discussion on Community Engagement by SNEHA

Apnalaya’s CEO Arun Kumar was a panelist at a panel discussion on Community Engagement organised by SNEHA (Society for Nutrition, Education and Health Action) as a part of the ‘Dissemination of urban health models for scaling’ on 24th September 2019. The discussion focused broadly on the importance of community engagement and the ways to approach … Continue reading Arun Kumar at Panel Discussion on Community Engagement by SNEHA

Apnalaya Week – Celebrating the Power of Volunteerism!

The community youth leaders of Shivaji Nagar and Apnalaya came together during Apnalaya Week from 1st December to 10th December to celebrate the Power of Volunteerism. It culminated on Human Rights Day, with a pledge that has been collectively composed by the community to work together to bring about a life of dignity in Shivaji … Continue reading Apnalaya Week – Celebrating the Power of Volunteerism!