Swabalamban means power within and the NGOs main objective is to become self-reliant. They aim to empower the marginalized communities by tapping and developing the inherent power within them. Swabalambans major focus is on child and women empowerment, supporting the beneficiary till he/she becomes self-reliant. Their vision is to bring a substantial and holistic change in the socio-economic life and perception of the marginalized sections of society.
Their activities include:
Arts & Craft: Swabalamban recognizes the importance of creativity as a means to both, destress and tap the dormant talent in children by undertaking art and craft activities every Saturday. This helps children break away from monotony, and provides them with an outlet to channelize their thoughts and energy in a constructive and positive manner. It also gives the NGO staff an insight into the strengths and weaknesses of the children, which are taken into account while formulating the right pedagogy.
Saksham: The main objective of this Educational Program is to make children well-rounded individuals by enhancing their knowledge and building capacity. They provide after-school academic support to children who are attending school as well as those who are not, preparing to mainstream them. Swabalamban also generates awareness amongst children, parents and the community on child rights through different activities, workshops and awareness programs. Extra-curricular skills like art and craft, contemporary dance are provided for beneficiaries.
Roshni: The program aims to empower women through education and make them aware of their rights/ privileges as well as help them become economically independent. To empower the socio-economic condition of women, Swabalamban provides training in stitching and designing for women who are housewives and just functionally literate. They learn and practice their skills under a vocational instructor. Swabalamban also conducts personal counseling sessions for distressed women.
Project Happiness: Many beneficiaries are unable to get proper nutrition due to socio-economic reasons. Swabalamban recognizes this need and approaches various food charities to feed them nutritious wholesome meals.
Eye and health check-up camps, clothes, stationary and toy distribution drives are conducted periodically. Some festivals are celebrated with assistance from sponsors.
Income Rs7 lac
Expense Rs8 lac
Source : Audit Report 2016
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