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

Panel Discussion on Community Engagement by SNEHA

Apnalaya’s CEO Arun Kumar was part of a panel discussion on Community Engagement organised by SNEHA (Society for Nutrition, Education and Health Action) on 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 it. Apnalaya believes that … Continue reading 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!

Water for All

Shrusha is a resident of Sanjay Nagar in Mumbai’s M East Ward. Up until last year, she would trudge her way at 12 noon to the common tap at Baiganwadi where hundreds of other people also flocked to get water for their daily needs. But water at this tap did not come for free! Shrusha … Continue reading Water for All