Karm Marg

In India, there are innumerable vulnerable and destitute children from economically and socially disadvantaged backgrounds who are physically, mentally and sexually exploited and abused and often end up in a hopeless life of poverty and crime. The objective for Karm Marg (meaning path of action) is to provide these children with a long term, secure environment where they can realise their full potential with a sense of confidence. Also to train and help marginalised youth and rural women generate income to improve the standard of living for the entire family and community as a whole. Emphasis is given on enabling young adults to become self reliant. One major project is to make and...

Karm Marg
Khasra no. 258, Shed no. 4, Ground Floor
Saidulajab, Western Marg, near Saket metro station,
New Delhi, Delhi 110031
India
+919717323301/ +919899392567
http://www.karmmarg.org

President

Veena Lal

Management Team

Rachna Pradhan, Rakesh K Shukla, Shabila Sheikh, Amrendra K Singh, Pradeep Kumar, Pooja Nagar, Divya Prakash

Board of Directors

Arjun Shekhar, Abdul Mabood, Ranjit, Anjali Gopalan, Veena Lal, Mahima Mehra, Brinda Singh

Project Leaders

Preeti Agarwal Mehta

Mission

In India, there are innumerable vulnerable and destitute children from economically and socially disadvantaged backgrounds who are physically, mentally and sexually exploited and abused and often end up in a hopeless life of poverty and crime. The objective for Karm Marg (meaning path of action) is to provide these children with a long term, secure environment where they can realise their full potential with a sense of confidence. Also to train and help marginalised youth and rural women generate income to improve the standard of living for the entire family and community as a whole. Emphasis is given on enabling young adults to become self reliant. One major project is to make and sell innovative, environment friendly products, made out of discarded materials such as newspaper, waste/recycled cloth rags, waste wood and scrap metal. Marketed under the brand 'Jugaad', we now produce very popular carry bags, greeting cards, pouches, pictures frames, stationery, and many other products. Our young adults get training in the production of these, the income from these products is used to run the home and provide seed capital for them. One innovative feature in our organisation is that we are a completely democratic set up with little hierarchy and red tapism. Though the board members develop the main strategies, everyone, including staff and children have equal say in most of the decisions. There is open communication and strategies are changed as and when needed. Our home, Karm Gaon (Action village), is truly of the children, for the children and by the children with adult staff as friends and guides.

Programs

Karm Marg's main focus is to run a long term home for approximately 60 vulnerable children and young adults(including some of those with special needs), where we provide shelter, nutrition, medical care, education and counselling. We also train and provide income generation opportunities for our young adults and approximately 100+ marginalised women from the neighbouring rural communities, which help to improve the standard of living for the entire family and community as a whole. Regular workshops are conducted to raise awareness on health and hygiene, gender issues, savings, HIV etc We also provide vocational training and exposure in varied fields like film-making, beauty therapy, office skills etc based on the children's potential and interests. We organise various self development workshops for their personal growth too.

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