Aaradhana Sanstha was formed for educational upliftment of underprivileged sections of society. It works for the holistic development of the neglected Ghumantu Jati (nomadic scheduled community tribe) in Agra district. Members of this tribe live in temporary huts and migrate regularly in search of work leading to their problems being overlooked.
Aaradhana is listed with Guide Star India.
Activities of FY12-13 include:
Drinking water and toilet facilities: Each year, about 100 children enrol in two Government schools in Akola block of Agra. However, they are unable to continue their education due to the lack of basic facilities. Aaradhana initiated the construction of toilets and supply of safe drinking water in collaboration with Indian Oil Corporation Limited. At present there are about 200 enrolled children with no dropouts.
As a part of its community development programme, Aaradhana provided facilities for bore wells in Bodla area of Agra
Shiksha Bane Jeevan Jyoti: Under this programme, the children belonging to the nomadic tribes were enrolled for a one year foundation course after which they were integrated with CBSE schools. So far, 40 children have been educated in Aaradhana Bhawan. The NGO provides uniforms, stationery and transportation to these children free of cost. Aaradhana has enrolled the next batch of 50 students in FY13.
Beti Bachao Abhiyan: Aaradhana organized Beti Bachao Abhiyan in FY13 to stop female foeticide with active participation of reputed doctors and social activists.
Voting awareness camp: Aaradhana organized a camp for arranging voter’s cards for the community, thereby making them aware of their fundamental rights. Officials of the Election Commission visited Aaradhana Bhawan and helped in the procedure for obtaining voting cards before commencement of General Election 2014. The programme was highly appreciated by the electronic and print media.
Income Rs3 lac
Expense Rs3 lac
Source : Audit Report 2013
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