Nurture 75 vulnerable children in the RedLightArea

by Apne Aap Women's Collective (AAWC)
Nurture 75 vulnerable children in the RedLightArea
Nurture 75 vulnerable children in the RedLightArea
Nurture 75 vulnerable children in the RedLightArea
Nurture 75 vulnerable children in the RedLightArea
Nurture 75 vulnerable children in the RedLightArea
Nurture 75 vulnerable children in the RedLightArea
Nurture 75 vulnerable children in the RedLightArea
Nurture 75 vulnerable children in the RedLightArea
Putting their best foot forward at AAWC Sports Day
Putting their best foot forward at AAWC Sports Day

Aman* had serious health issues and fell sick frequently. Due to this, his attendance to AAWC became irregular. He was weak and had trouble sitting straight. All he did was sleep all day. However, after being provided with proper nutrition, care and a positive environment, his health improved. There was also a positive change in his behavior and approach. 

With your kind donation and support, Aman* now learns new things, participates in all activities enthusiastically, studies well and tries not to miss a day!

AAWC had a bright first quarter in the New Year!


Organizational updates

  •  Accolades: Apne Aap Women’s Collective (AAWC) was shortlisted as the top 5 finalists at the Dasra Girl Power Award. The award recognizes innovative and impactful programs that work with adolescent girls and our Udaan program was shortlisted under it!
  • AAWC is has received a Gold status as a certified NGO under GuideStar!
  • Mumbai Marathon: AAWC was privileged to be represented by Aria Parikh, Amruda Nair, Shalab Misra and Avanish Kumar at the 2015 Standard Chartered Mumbai Marathon in January.
  • Festival celebrations: This season AAWC celebrated Makarsankrati (Kite Flying) where the children flew kites and also pasted small kites on a blackboard to make a collage out of it. On Republic Day, the girls made presentations on the famous freedom fighters of India and during Holi they celebrated with colors, dance, food and merriment!
  • Capacity Building: Our Outreach Workers attended the MAF Meeting regarding the stock out for HIV medicines in the hospitals. They also attended a session with MDACS (Mumbai Districts Aid Control Society) and learned about the counseling hours with doctors, behavior of the departments towards a positive person and the problems faced by NGO’s in government hospitals.
  • AAWC hosted students from Entrepreneurship Development Institute of India where a presentation on sustainable livelihood based on our Umeed vocational training program was conducted.
  •  Monthly Check-ups: Monthly medical check-up and dental camp was conducted for the beneficiaries.

Umang Updates

  • Therapy Sessions: The children attend dog therapy sessions weekly. They learn to identify and correct their behavioral and communication problem through therapy by talking to the dog, feeding him, sharing secrets and learning manners. They are now comfortable with the dog and have become friendly with each other. They have learnt to maintain discipline and patience.
  • Activities: E-Learning: The children learn nursery rhymes, numbers and alphabets through-learning and have progressed quite a lot. They all merrily and earnestly sing along. They have started using English words in their daily communication.
  • A fun activity called “Identify the taste” was conducted with the Umang kids to gauge if they could spot the taste for different food items such as chili powder, salt and sugar. Most of them could recognize taste and were excited for the activity.
  • During Story Telling, an issue is incorporated into the story and told to the children so that they understand the moral lesson in an innovative way.
  • Recreational excursion: The Umang children enjoyed a day out for outdoor games on the ground. They were taught different exercises including jumping, running and races. All children were excited and participated enthusiastically in different sporting activities.
Pasting small kites to make a collage
Pasting small kites to make a collage
Children getting animated during Dog Therapy
Children getting animated during Dog Therapy
Impact study of Umang (Jan - March 2015)
Impact study of Umang (Jan - March 2015)
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Getting together with friends and toys!
Getting together with friends and toys!

AAWC enjoyed the beautiful season!

Organizational Updates

  • Festive Celebrations: This season we celebrated Navratri, Diwali, Children’s Day and Christmas with devotion and festive fervor.
  • Accolades:  AAWC was privileged to get selected by FunOKPlease as partner for fund-raising for the book launch event of “Brown like Dosas, Samosas and Sticky Chikki.” FunOKPlease is a Mumbai based publisher of children’s books in English. Udaan beneficiaries gave an amazing performance on “Mujhe kya Bechega Rupaiyya”
  • Capacity Building: The Communication and Fundraising Managers networked with partners, peers, technologists, diplomats, activists and experts and discussed about challenges in fundraising and communications in workshops conducted by Peace Tech Exchange and GlobalGiving Current Partner. The staff also attended a workshop organized by AAWC on ITPA on various definitions and provisions in the existing Immoral Trafficking Prevention Act of 1956 and proposed amendments to it.
  • Monthly medical check-ups: Umeed, Umang, and Udaan members were examined by medical teams from Reliance Foundation and Decimal Foundation and administered medicines, de-worming and Vitamins as per necessity.

Umang Updates

  • Recreational Excursions: The toddlers enjoyed outings to the Byculla Zoo and the Girgaon Chowpatty and celebrated Sports Day. They also enjoyed ‘Jungle Book’ and ‘Chillar Party’ movie screenings.
  • Art & Craft Activities: The tiny tots enjoyed diya-painting, mask-making, collage making, colorful butterflies and hand printing activity.
  • Therapy Sessions: Dog therapy sessions facilitated by Animal Angels Foundation started in the month of November with the aim to bring about behavior assessment and modification through animal supported therapy.
Chillars watching Chillar Party!
Chillars watching Chillar Party!
Sports Day and the opportunity to play!
Sports Day and the opportunity to play!
Thread Activity with the kids
Thread Activity with the kids
With gifts and happiness :)
With gifts and happiness :)
Impact Study of Umang Oct-Dec (4Q14)
Impact Study of Umang Oct-Dec (4Q14)
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Organization Information

Apne Aap Women's Collective (AAWC)

Location: Mumbai, Maharashtra - India
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Project Leader:
Manju Vyas
CEO
Mumbai, MH India

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