Joining hands with NGOs on Disability in M East Ward

Traversing a giant leap towards bringing Disability in M East Ward to the forefront, on 31st July, Apnalaya convened a meeting with five NGOs working on Disability in M East Ward.  NASEOH, Spandan Hospital, Dharam Bharati Mission, AWMH, Divyam Center for Autism participated in the meeting. The issues discussed at the meeting were on inadequate … Continue reading Joining hands with NGOs on Disability in M East Ward

Panel discussion on ‘Importance of Civic Engagement’ at the American Consulate

Apnalaya’s CEO, Arun Kumar was one of two panellists at an event on the ‘Importance of Civic Engagement’ hosted by the U.S. Consulate, Mumbai on 20th August 2019. A large audience comprising of law students, ensured that the panel discussion was an engaging one.  The session began with the screening of a Ted Talk by … Continue reading Panel discussion on ‘Importance of Civic Engagement’ at the American Consulate

Interface meeting between Apnalaya beneficiaries and government officials

Civic Action Group members were updated by heath officials on the progress of the proposed health services in M East Ward (Urban Health Centre, Maternity and Pediatric services) on 22 June, when Apnalaya facilitated an ‘Interface’ meeting between the Civic Action Group remembers and the Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai (MCGM). The lack of adequate … Continue reading Interface meeting between Apnalaya beneficiaries and government officials

Youth Civic Action Groups Take on Illegal Schools

In Shivaji Nagar, the government-run schools are only till 8th standard (RTE years), after which, children have to join a private school or have to travel far to attend government senior secondary schools.  As a result, un-registered schools have mushroomed across Shivaji Nagar jostling for space with kirana shops in the area. Awestruck and poorly … Continue reading Youth Civic Action Groups Take on Illegal Schools

From Self to Community – Youth work for change in Shivaji Nagar

In Shivaji Nagar, the lack of basic services makes life difficult.  With life already a daily struggle, the lack of adequate street-lighting makes it unsafe; irregular garbage collection makes it unhygienic and a shortage of water makes it impossible to survive. Apnalaya has been nurturing many young leaders in Shivaji Nagar – empowering them to … Continue reading From Self to Community – Youth work for change in Shivaji Nagar

Rukshar’s story

What can you say you’ve accomplished at the age of 23? Got a degree? Maybe two? You may even have a job. For the women in Shivaji Nagar, this is hardly a reality. With 37% girls getting married before the age of 18, many tend to drop out of school. Here we have Rukhsar Mulla’s … Continue reading Rukshar’s story