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?
In Mumbai, there is a dearth of playgrounds and more so for girls and women. 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. On 17th January, the fourth Khula … Continue reading Khula Aasmaan: Girls Reclaim Public Spaces
Apnalaya’s Khula Aasmaan Mentor, Farheen Rehmat Ali Chaudhari, spoke in a five person panel discussion at the recent Dasra Philanthropy Week , Delhi – exploring the theme ‘Overcoming Backlash to Adolescent Empowerment’. The panel was held to highlight issues raised in a Dasra report on ‘Backlash’ which was launched at the event. Aiming to better … Continue reading ‘Backlash’ Over Adolescent Empowerment – Dasra Philanthropy Forum
Apnalaya is happy to share its Theory of Change with you all! The Theory of Change illustrates a causal connection between our interventions and goals. It tells us why we do what we do. It also helps us develop a framework and indicators to measure and evaluate our work. Here we go: Continue reading Theory of Change Defined
To tackle the issue of Immunisation, Apnalaya joined Network 18, along with the Serum Institute of India, as knowledge partners, to run a year-long campaign on immunisation. ‘Swasth Immunised India’ was officially launched on 21 February 2019, with Kareena Kapoor Khan stepping up as the celebrity ambassador to raise awareness for the campaign. According to … Continue reading Swasth Immunised India
Having seen her sister marry before 18, Saleha Khan decided to walk a different path – one that took her to the United Nations in New York! This is her story. “I come from a very conservative family. Growing up was really difficult, I wasn’t allowed to go school and had to drop out when … Continue reading Govandi’s GoalKeeper goes to New York