Aarohan helps provide mainstream education to underprivileged children who are school drop-outs or have never been to school, with free after school academic support. It also provides them with career counselling and vocational training to help them to earn a respectable living. It has brought over 2,800 neglected children living in slums and on the streets under its wings.
Their projects are as follows:
Nursery: This is Aarohan’s flagship project which runs in the Jagdamba Camp in Sheikh Sarai, New Delhi. The nursery addresses educational needs of children between 3-5 years of age.
Asha: This project focuses on children who have never been to school or are school dropouts. Under this project children are prepared for entrance exams to get admission to schools. Aarohan helps more than 100 children a year get admission in schools.
After-school academic support: Aarohan provides children with after-school academic support through their programmes like Pass, Pathways, Ambassador of Hope and Shikhar. This is to ensure that the children stay enrolled in school and do not drop out. They also arrange for sponsorships for the children and provide career counselling to them so that they are able to make informed decisions about their future.
Vocational Training and Extracurricular activities: Their vocational training centre helps children enhance skills which can later become a viable source of livelihood for them. Classes are held in Spoken English, Computer usage, classical dance forms like Kathak, art and craft.
Health: Aarohan’s beneficiaries reside in slums and are surrounded by unhygienic living conditions. As a result they suffer from chronic ailments. Aarohan partners with the government, businesses and other organisations to improve the performance and reliability of the health system in these slum dwellings.
Project Orissa: Aarohan started work in Orissa in 2013 in Baripada, a small hamlet in Mayurbhanj district in Odisha. This is a backward area with scanty population where the main vocation is maiking bamboo baskets. They have begun providing education and after school support to about 200 children but it hasn't been easy due to starvation and lack of resources. They have started a Computer Centre in Baripada.
Income Rs52 lac
Expense Rs52 lac
Source : Audit Report 2014
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