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 towardchildren's well-being. CASP encourageschildrento complete their elementary/secondary education. Through its developmental programmes, CASPempowers womento 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 programmesfocusing on Habitat and Sanitation. CASP conducts vocational training for young womenwith an objective to make them financially independent.
In the past four decades, CASP sponsored 15,000 childrenacross India to complete their education. CASP works through eight units across different states: fourin Maharashtra (Mumbai with a sub unit in Nagpur;Pune, Raigad and Mawal;twoin Delhi;oneeach in Gujarat (Kutch) and Kerala (in collaboration with the Rajagiri College of Social Sciences). Each of theseunits 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 abigger impact in community development.