Youngsters, adults form groups to act as intermediaries between the government and citizens
These youngsters will present a skit on the lack of civic amenities in their area at Sophia College on Monday
After observing the issues prevalent in their area for years, a bunch of youths from Shivaji Nagar, Govandi have decided to narrate them through a play. Some of these issues include education of the girl child, gender discrimination, open defecation, health issues due to dumping ground fire, lack of a government hospital and higher secondary schools.
The programme is now in its second edition and is titled Khula Asmaan and has nine mentors and 150 young girls training under them.
Sports may develop mental and physical fitness, but for 18-year-old Safiya Shaikh, playing kabaddi is what brought her back to school and boosted her confidence. Each one of the 84 girls, who are part of NGO Apnalaya’s ‘Khula Aasmaan’ project, have fought gender bias, parental control and dress code to play kabaddi and work towards their dreams. The girls live at Shivaji Nagar in Govandi, one of the largest slum settlement in central Mumbai.
From the generation of waste to the waste pickers' plight to the money laundering that happens within the waste management sector, 'Being Indian' reveals eye-opening facts in the video.
TV9's Coverage of Apnalaya's situation analysis report titled 'Life on the Margin: Charting Realities'
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"I have been with an NGO called Apnalaya for 20 years but it was difficult to be there when I was playing. Now I have promised them more direct involvement. I am also donating part of the proceeds from this book to ending malnutrition in children and providing clean water for the underprivileged."
Seeing that lack of clean drinking water was leaving children diseased, an NGO, Apnalaya, along with the purifier company, launched the initiative wherein a room in Shanti Nagar area, belonging to Apnalaya, is being used to purify water and supply to the slum-dwellers at Rs 15 for 20 litres. Read more
Apnalaya’s stellar work on ensuring gender parity through the Parivartan program is captured in this feature. Read more.
The Hindu covers Apnalaya’s Parivartan program with adolescent girls of Shivaji Nagar, Mumbai. Read the full coverage here.
The kabaddi tournament on Sunday is the culmination of an 18-month long sports and mentorship program called Parivartan designed by Delhi's International Center for Research on Women (ICRW), implemented by Apnalaya in Mumbai and led by the London School of Health and Tropical Medicine to make it acceptable for girls from this community to go beyond socially assigned roles, feel confident in their bodies and stay visible alongside boys. Read more.
One of Apnalaya’s communities, the Deonar garbage dump and its effect on the health of residents; Watch this NDTV coverage here.
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Watch this BBC interview with Apnalaya’s CEO Arun Kumar where he puts forward his thoughts on urban poverty and malnutrition in the context of Apnalaya’s work in one of the worst affected areas of Mumbai