Community Aid & Sponsorship Programme (CASP) works toward the sustainable development and strengthening of child, family and community. Through sponsorships it helps and guides children, their family and community towards development, empowerment and self-reliance. All programmes initiated by CASP are developed on the principles of participation and sustainability.
The organisation has adopted a holistic, participatory approach towards children's well-being. CASP encourages children to complete their elementary/secondary education. Through its developmental programmes, CASP empowers women to take informed decisions at various stages of life. A dedicated team at CASP also works for the ageing population and strives to ensure a healthy and participatory ageing process.
Some of the well-received programmes conducted by CASP for children and their families include: Early Child Care and Development, Reproductive and Child Health, HIV/AIDS Awareness, Child Rights, Income Generation programmes and development programmes focusing on Habitat and Sanitation. CASP conducts vocational training for young women with an objective to make them financially independent.
In the past four decades, CASP sponsored 15,000 children across India to complete their education. CASP works through eight units across different states: four in Maharashtra (Mumbai with a sub unit in Nagpur;Pune, Raigad and Mawal;two in Delhi;one each in Gujarat (Kutch) and Kerala (in collaboration with the Rajagiri College of Social Sciences). Each of thes eunits works independently and frames programmes as per community requirements in their respective regions.
CASP has been successful in maintaining long term relationships with local as well as international government/funding agencies to implement projects at multiple locations in India. These partners along with CASP havea joint vision of making society self-reliant. CASP with its large team of volunteers and employee base is positioned to make a bigger impact in community development.