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 - i) Under their Health & Disability program, Apnalaya covers care and support for Adolescents, Mothers, Disabled people and Children. They improve health seeking behavior, provide medical support and sensitization workshops, undertake health right campaigns and capacitate government departments functioning in the slums of Mumbai ii) The Education & Livelihoods program equips young boys and girls, men and especially women to aspire towards informed and sustainable livelihood decisions, continue their formal education and provide life skill training. iii) The Citizenship & Advocacy program seeks to propagate constitutionalism among urban poor so that they can work with the government.
Impact in 2019-2020: Apnalaya reached out to close to 64,159 people under their Health & Disability program. Through their Education & Livelihoods program, the dropout rate in their intervention areas is 0%. Through the work of 23 Civic Action Groups (527 community volunteers) 270 families acquired Electricity connections and 605 families managed to get Water connection.
Income Rs12 cr
Expense Rs11 cr
Source : Audit Report 2021
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