For a development to be sustainable in an extremely under-served area, we believe, it is imperative to eschew a single-domain focus. Basic necessities of life like health, education, and livelihood are seldom realised in isolation. Fulfillment of one inevitably depends on the realisation of the other. Therefore, we work with an approach of integrated community development.

At Apnalaya, we strive for enabling under-served communities so that they could participate in their development. We follow the technique of community-based management, where capacitated volunteers from the community work closely with the government representative, like: anganwadi workers, health workers, teachers, corporators, etc., to facilitate the development of the community

Partnership and participation is the key to all of Apnalaya’s activities. From identification of needs and problems, to planning and execution of projects, local people are involved at every stage. Our programmes are carried out by trained and dedicated community-based staffs which work hand-in-hand with professional social workers, teachers, doctors and volunteers under the guidance of the CEO.