The youth from Shivaji Nagar were exposed to Jazz music for the very first time, when Mélina Tobiana and her band, Melina Tobiana Quintet performed at Apnalaya’s Community Resource and Advisory Centre (CRAC) on 12 April. Mélina Tobiana, a promising new age jazz singer and composer from France, is an excellent pianist. A quintet of … Continue reading Youth Experience Jazz via ‘Music Mulakatein’
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’
As Apnalaya spreads its wings and expands its work among the urban poor of Mumbai, new skills and expertise are required to support organizational growth and development. The organization recently welcomed 4 new staff members who bring with them a wealth of new skills and subject specialisation to support us on our journey in uplifting … Continue reading New Staff Inject New Skills & Experience
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?