SAPREM (Social Aspiration for Participatory Reforms by Evolved Manpower) has been supporting children, youth, women and communities through interventions in education, health, empowerment and resource conservation.
SAPREM manages multiple initiatives broadly grouped in these focus areas:
Elementary education through 23 Balwadis for children from selected slums of Mumbai. Every Balwadi centre caters to around 31 children of the age group 2-6 years old. Nutritious food is provided to them with the help of local SHGs.
Future Smiles - Sponsorship of orphan and needy students with the objective to provide holistic education and social empowerment. Students from Yashodhan School and Karuna Orphanage have benefitted; 157 students have been sponsored under the program till 2013.
Bring a Smile School for mentally challengedchildren located in Dombivli has 25 students.
Jarurat Sabhi Ki - Supported by government agency, Maharashtra State AIDS Control Society, SAPREM drives interventions for HIV/AIDS. 10,000 migrant workers have benefitted.
Mumbai Pari HIV/AIDS intervention targeted at Female Sex Workers; 400 women have benefitted so far.
DOT Project for eradication of tuberculosis through Direct Observation and Treatment is functioning in Thane and neighbouring districts The project has been funded by Christian Health Association of India.
Nirmal MMR Abhiyan - Supported by the Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority, ‘Nirmal MMR Abhiyan’ is the largest urban sanitization programme started in February 2008 by SAPREM. They have constructed 37 community sanitation blocks in Kalyan and Ulhasnagar and approx.30,720 people have benefited so far.
Other SAPREM programs include:
Special Cell for Women and Children for Domestic Violence - This project is funded by Women and Child Development (Government. of Maharashtra) since February 2010 to address the issue of domestic violence in the form of physical, emotional, sexual and financial abuse.
Skill Development Program - Vocational courses like tailoring are imparted to women between age group 18 to 45, thereby helping to empower them.
Income Rs2 cr
Expense Rs2 cr
Source : Audit Report 2013
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