45 NESISM Students Kickstart ‘Social Media Campaign’

In April, 45 students from NES International School Mumbai helped kickstart a Social Media Campaign #YeBhiHaiMumbai upon their first visit to Shivaji Nagar, as part of their School Volunteer work. Working in collaboration with Apnalaya’s Communications team, the students uploaded pictures on their social media handles with the hashtag #YeBhiHaiMumbai and #SelfiewithShivajiNagar – creating a … Continue reading 45 NESISM Students Kickstart ‘Social Media Campaign’

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?