Support the education of poor adolescent children



Help poor adolescents get educational support


Every monthly donation helps the education of adolescents like Salma

Salma's family lost everything in a fire and was pushed into dire poverty. Her father began working as a rag picker. Salma's father, already burdened with family needs and the education expenses of her two older siblings could not afford to send her to school.

It was then that Apanalaya intervened with an educational sponsorship program that provided for 50% of Salma's fees, books, uniform and other requirements. Despite the taxing household chores, Salma is determined to do well in her studies and works really hard.

Salma is pursuing her Grade XII currently and will continue to receive support from Apnalaya for another year. She dreams of becoming a teacher to help other kids like her. Support this program and help kids like Salma find a ray of hope.


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About The Program

What the beneficiary gets
School Supplies
What you get
Tax Exemption
Periodic Reports
Program Description

Apnalaya runs an educational sponsorship program for adolescents between the age of 14-18 years. The children selected for the sponsorship go through a fellowship module aimed at their development and to bring in engagement. It includes modules on 'Self-exploration, identity, and diversity, Sexual and Reproductive Health, Interconnectedness between Self and Society, Citizenship and Civic Action.

All the selected youth belong to the same community. They learn from the program and give back to the community, which creates a self-sustaining community. Donations are used for tuition fees, distribution of bags, uniforms, books, and training of the trainers. Trainees develop their cognitive and socio-emotional faculties as they learn from diversity and experience. Guidance sessions track the progress and challenges of students.

Every year 300+ youth are supported through this program and equip them to become role models in a community where aspirations are continuously stunted by the cycle of deprivation.

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About The NGO

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Apnalaya is a secular voluntary organization, that has been building self-sustaining communities since 1973. It aims to empower the disadvantaged to overcome the social, political and economic barriers and help them lead a better quality of life. They work with the most marginalized people dwelling in the slums of Mumbai. There are 4,200 children under 6 years of age at the center of Apnalaya’s Health Program.

The Health and Disability related interventions emphasize on empowering community members to improve health seeking behavior and access healthcare instituted by government agencies. The Livelihood program equips young boys and girls, men and women to identify the potential of opportunities and turn them into economic productivity. They provide sewing classes, enroll and train women who otherwise have been under cultural restraints to stay away from income-generating activities.

209 women have economically benefited from Self Help groups organized by Apnalaya. The Education and citizenship program aims to bring together the volunteers from the community so that they have a better understanding of the challenges faced by their community and identify their responsibilities towards it. In 2017, Apnalaya was awarded the Champion Level- GuideStar India Platinum for highest levels of transparency and public accountability.

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Ngo Founder
Founded in 1991
NGO Leadership

Arun Kumar

Area of Operation
Area of Operation
Area of Operation

Maternal health | women

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Location of Work
Location of Work


Apnalaya has

helped 322 underprivileged people earn a livelihood in FY 17-18

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Awards And Recognitions
Awards And Recognitions

2017: Girl Power Awards

2018: Yeh Hai India award

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Last Audited
Last Audited by GiveIndia

December 2018

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