Financial Note : 1) Grants utilised during the year have been included in Income (Institutional Sources) and Expenses (Direct Program Activities) based on guidelines of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India. As a result, the income/expenses shown are higher than that reported by the NGO.
2) Some income from Foreign Sources is included under Institutional Sources since breakup not provided.
3) Sales/Fees mainly include Workshop fees and Play income.
NGO Profile :
Arpan focuses on preventing the occurrence of Child Sexual Abuse (CSA) and healing those who have been affected by it. Their mission is to empower individuals, families, communities and societies with prevention and intervention skills to reduce the occurrence of CSA and heal its psychological, social, sexual and physical consequences. Since inception, Arpan has reached out to nearly 1 lakh individuals directly.
The projects and interventions at Arpan are guided by four inter-dependent strategies:
Prevention and Intervention: Services are provided for children and adult survivors of sexual abuse, and their families in order to reduce its occurrence, heal its impact, and create a safe and supportive environment. Personal Safety Education (PSE) is Arpan’s key project and aims at enabling and empowering children within schools and institutions through workshop-mode with information & skills in order to prevent the risk of sexual abuse. The PSE project also inculcates skills for seeking help and reporting cases of attempted and/or continued sexual abuse to trusted adults. Nearly 25,098 individuals were reached out to through PSE in FY15.
Research and Development: This focuses on developing an authentic and holistic knowledge base on the issue of CSA to create further awareness pertaining to the issue. Arpan bases its endeavours on research and resource development with intensive data analysis, research studies, reviews of relevant secondary literature, development of child centric resource material, modules & manuals.
Training and Capacity Building: Trainings are provided to the relevant stakeholders in order to replicate the preventive and intervention-based strategies of Arpan. It provides Counselling and Psychotherapeutic support services through trained, qualified therapists to children and adult survivors of sexual abuse and their families.
Public and Policy Advocacy: This is geared towards creating sensitization on CSA with the public in order to create more visibility and awareness about the issue. In addition, an advocacy framework is geared towards lobbying for policy level and systemic changes at the local, state and national level. The aim of advocacy at Arpan is to create a legally and politically supportive environment for prevention and intervention of CSA, and sustain the social impact of Arpan’s work.
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