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Dec 11, 2017

Metals outside can be destroyed not Metal inside !

Food distribution
Food distribution

Singbahini village in Bihar has suffered unprecedented loss of life and property in the recent floods. Hundreds died and thousands were stranded with no food and water. Sickness prevailed all round creating epidemic situation. Also, as most of us are aware, the immediate impacts of flooding included loss of human life, damage to property, destruction of crops, loss of livestock, and deterioration of health conditions owing to waterborne diseases. Singhbahini was on a zoom phase towards development as link roads and bridges were recently made by local administration (panchayat), but this disaster caused damage to life and property which was unprecedented, as thousands became homeless, newly made roads caved in and along with physical damages, dreams and hopes were swept away too.Floods had traumatised these victims and their families for longer periods of time. The loss of loved ones has deep impacts, especially on children. Displacement from one's home, loss of property and disruption to business and social affairs has caused continuing stress.

As the relief phase is in full swing, and people were coming back to their homes, there was an urgent need to support the recovery of the flood-affected population from the impact of the recent floods.

AROH Foundation, in aid with local panchayat of Singhbahini has so far supported around hundreds of flood affected people with initial relief support of dry ration, emergency shelter along with water, physical support and intense psychological counselling. Millions of affected people have now returned to their native places only to find their homes destroyed and disruption of essential facilities such as hand pumps, toilets, roads, dreams, memories etc. but hopes are not shattered as they begin to rebuild their homes and communities on their path to recovery.

The damage caused by the flood is immense in many areas and people are in dire need of support. With the recent floods, livelihood opportunities have decreased up to a very large extent.  A lot of work needs to go in to bring the life of people back on track. We are determined to provide all possible support for the rehabilitation of the affected area and people and help them survive through immense stress. We have joined hands with selfless local panchayat to recover and develop with a pace which Singhbahini has dreamt of.

We thank our generous donors who have supported the cause. We cannot change the whole world, but with a mere thought of change, we can change one life, and that’s the beginning of changing of whole world. Thank you for walking through the path that has a long way to go.

Emergency shelter & food supply
Emergency shelter & food supply
Nov 28, 2017

Education is Freedom

Awareness against Slum Epidemics
Awareness against Slum Epidemics

Hope for solving the massive social problems associated with urban poverty appears to centre increasingly on improvement in the methods of educating the culturally deprived children of the slums. Remedial Innovation  in School Education has long recognized that such children enter school under handicaps not imposed on children of the middle class, that slum children often seem immune to standard instructional programs, and that a relatively large proportion of them quit school early and become misfits and unemployables. Some inevitably drift into delinquency.

Early efforts to increase the less fortunate child's capacity to learn took the form chiefly of remedial classes which are being held under RISE program of AROH Foundation in the Sangam Vihar Slums of Delhi. 500 children are being trained to shift from academic to shop or manual training work, and of providing extra services ranging anywhere from free meals to field trips, from co-curricular activities to scholastic enhancements, from slum to dream for world.  The stress holds a deep root within the psyche of these children and so stress busters like dance, plays, songs, arts, crafts and other workshops have been made essential and regular events of RISE. Cultural events, aligned to existing festivals, become a platform for children to proudly display their talents to the community. The community in turn becomes the owner, custodian, and propeller with its own identity stake to help the centre in its objectives. Blueprints of a holistic development of the child have been drafted after much experiments and researches and are being implemented. A team of 10 ultra-capable educators, a well-qualified management ensures 500 lives are nurtured towards growth, peace and prosperity.

Mohit is a fruit of hard work put up by RISE educators, and his parents. He was a student in 5th standard in Delhi government school. But at this stage also he was not able to hold pencil properly and identification of simple alphabet was a struggle for him. Coming from a chronic background fighting for meal and money, extra support for better education was not even in thoughts. But Mohit’s mother Sheetala Devi always saw education as a hope towards better life. During one of our RISE awareness campaign, Sheetala Devi came to know about RISE initiative in her region. It took her no time to get Mohit enrolled for the benefits. Mohit has been a regular student since start of RISE in 2016 and now after around 1.5 years, his growth is spectacular.

In her own words, Sheetala proudly says, “Nor just can he hold pencil, read and write but he is one of the best narrators of English poems and essays. Hard work put in by his educators, regular monitoring and his own dedication has made him score well both scholastically and in CCA too. RISE has given him wings to fly.

Education can be the catalyst needed by these children to pull not only them but their whole family out of the cycle of poverty and disparity. Education will give them the power to dream of a better future and a dignified life with improved food security and also better standard of health. And with support from all teh generous donors, we believe,

We Can & We Will !

Mohit with Sheetala  & RISE member
Mohit with Sheetala & RISE member
Diwali celebration
Diwali celebration
Children in scholarship examination
Children in scholarship examination
Body painting activity
Body painting activity
attaining freedom and RISing
attaining freedom and RISing
Our educators brigade
Our educators brigade
Mohit with Sheetala  & RISE member
Mohit with Sheetala & RISE member
RISE .. a hope in darkness
RISE .. a hope in darkness
learning to learn
learning to learn
Aug 31, 2017

Turning mirrors into windows by Education

Outdoor sports activity
Outdoor sports activity

A significant proportion of Sangam Vihar in Delhi, population growth is occurring in the most unplanned and deprived areas with extreme survival struggle. These fights combine to push essential services especially education beyond the reach of children and families living in Sangam Vihar and neighbourhoods. Through our initiative, we aim in imbibing the idea of education as the most important lever for social, economic and political transformation. A well-educated population, equipped with the relevant knowledge, attitudes and skills is essential for economic and social development in today’s society. We have developed an educational model which aims to make students as learners, innovators, scholars, researchers and trainers.

Understanding the dire need of an holistic program for multidimensional growth, our project emphasizes not only on the scholastic raise of the child but we also ensure a balance that matches the child’s maturity, skills, and their interests with their co-curricular activities like sports, art & craft, Yoga, Singing and dance.  It not only kills the monotony of stressful lives of these deprived kids but also help them create new ways to be off the streets.

Eventually for the purpose of intermitting basic education with daily life, theories and post based designed curricula is put in place that would help children stay in classroom and simultaneously relate to daily life dealings. We conduct regular impact evaluation of all 500 students on regular interval and keep a strict monitoring over the growth-fail charts. Not just classroom teaching and learning, we keep a close watch on the school results of the children too. A group of 10 students were randomly chosen from one of our centre to read and assess their school results. Indeed the hard work never goes unpaid. Growth could be minimal but there was inclination in all 10 students. Educators remain in direct touch with school for real time progress report and need of individual child and also to receive positive/negative feedbacks from them for further improvisation.

On this verge, when our children are touching new heights every single day, we would like to express our gratitude to all you selfless donors over the year. You’ve demonstrated your deep commitment and faith in our work and we ensure that every penny of yours goes towards achieving the dreams of these children. With this honoured association of ours, these children now proudly say that they’re “Dreamers-Doers”

Singing & Dance Academy exposure
Singing & Dance Academy exposure
Green India initiative
Green India initiative
Classroom learning
Classroom learning
Glory of Indian Independence celebrated
Glory of Indian Independence celebrated
Play participation
Play participation
 
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