Empowering Minds Society for Research and Development (EM) serves the underprivileged and deprived population as a whole, by focusing on projects related to their health and education. The NGO comprises of skilled professionals with experience in areas like applied research, training and program management.
EM’s initiatives include:
Health Awareness on Hemophilia: Camps are conducted to make people conscious of Hemophilia health issues and bleeding disorders. These awareness drives are carried out in schools, educational institutions, melas (fairs), etc. Individuals affected with life threatening diseases like hemophilia are provided with psychosocial support by Expert clinical Psychologists and social workers through workshops. Parents Empowering Parents (PEP) Program is an innovative peer-to-peer skills training program to introduce parents to the tools for handling the realities of raising a child with a bleeding disorder. Awareness sessions and workshops on HIV/AIDs too are conducted.
Arthala Bal Vidyalaya (ABV): EM is empowering young children through inclusive education which is imparted both as formal and non-formal classes. Children in the age group of 4-16 years are educated in ABV in Ghaziabad. To motivate and enhance a student’s character, these schools conduct personality development classes and extra-curricular activities apart from traditional educational programs. The school is equipped with facilities such as library art and craft, music and sports to build children according to the present day needs. Besides these, life skills education, workshop on personal hygiene for adolescent girls, counselling & guidance, house visits and parent meetings are also carried out. Children are taken for school picnics and all major festivals too are celebrated. ABV has started providing mid-day snacks (snacks and fruits) as it was observed that many children could not focus due to lack of eating breakfast.
Udan – Empowerment center and Vocational training: Adolescent girls and married women from the community are trained in stitching, tailoring, and beautician courses. Some women from the initial batches have started earning a livelihood by working from home. The life skill training is inbuilt in the vocational skill building program. Girls are given classes on personal health and hygiene.
Income Rs29 lac
Expense Rs29 lac
Source : Audit Report 2016
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