Empowering the disadvantaged section of the country
Crisis: The life expectancy in M East ward, where Apnalaya works at present, is around 39 years while the national life expectancy rate has risen to 67 years in India. Every second child is underweight. 88% of pregnant women in 2015-16 were anemic. 53% girls do not have more than eight years of education. Only 13.7% females and 54.6% males are employed with majority working as casual labor. The life in the M East ward of Mumbai is harsh; the challenges are many.
Programs: Apnalaya's aim is to empower the disadvantaged and the barriers they face through their 3 main programs. a) Under the Health program Apnalaya covers care and support for Adolescents, Mothers, Disabled people and Children. They provide full medical support, sensitization workshops and health right campaigns at the M East Ward. b) The Livelihood program equips young boys and girls, men and especially women to aspire towards informed and sustainable livelihood decisions. The program has worked assiduously on ensuring diversification of livelihood opportunities in the community emphasizing. c) The Education & Citizenship program aims to develop a system of Community Based Management held together by enabled volunteers from the community. The purpose is to initiate change-making processes contributing to understanding of challenges faced by the community.
Outcome: In 2017, Apnalaya reached out to 600,000 people under their Health & Disability program. 549 individuals went under skill based training through their Livelihood Program. 238 families were able to get Gas connections, 200 families acquired Electricity connections and 300 families managed to get Water connection with the help of the Citizenship Program of the NGO. All the beneficiaries mentioned above are from the M East Ward of Mumbai, India.
Income Rs5 cr
Expense Rs4 cr
Source : Audit Report 2017
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