Education  India Project #45849

Street to School -Mainstreaming Street Children

by Aasraa Trust
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Street to School -Mainstreaming Street Children
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Street to School -Mainstreaming Street Children
Street to School -Mainstreaming Street Children
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Street to School -Mainstreaming Street Children
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Street to School -Mainstreaming Street Children
Street to School -Mainstreaming Street Children
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Street to School -Mainstreaming Street Children
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Street to School -Mainstreaming Street Children
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Street to School -Mainstreaming Street Children
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Street to School -Mainstreaming Street Children
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Street to School -Mainstreaming Street Children
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Street to School -Mainstreaming Street Children
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Street to School -Mainstreaming Street Children
Street to School -Mainstreaming Street Children
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Street to School -Mainstreaming Street Children
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Street to School -Mainstreaming Street Children
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Street to School -Mainstreaming Street Children
Street to School -Mainstreaming Street Children
Street to School -Mainstreaming Street Children
Street to School -Mainstreaming Street Children
Street to School -Mainstreaming Street Children
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Street to School -Mainstreaming Street Children
Street to School -Mainstreaming Street Children
Street to School -Mainstreaming Street Children
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Street to School -Mainstreaming Street Children
Street to School -Mainstreaming Street Children
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Street to School -Mainstreaming Street Children
Street to School -Mainstreaming Street Children

As we begin 2023, it is with immense gratitude that we celebrate our efforts and achievements of the past year, 2022. 

The world post-Covid has been difficult for all, and therefore it is essential to recognize even the smallest of accomplishments. Celebrating our children as they reach new heights and spread their wings, Aasraa has received boundless support and recognition.

Despite the challenges of the past year, this year has proved fruitful for us. We thank all our donors for their unflinching support, which has enabled us to provide equal opportunities to the underserved youth of this country. 

Thank you for being a beacon of hope!  We at Aasraa will remember 2022 as a year of milestones. 

Inauguration of our Girls’ Shelter Home, the addition of 1 Mobile Learning Centre & 1 Mobile Computer Lab and a Tinkering Lab for the curious minds have been two wonderful occasions when we have felt humbled by all the support that Aasraa gets from its patrons. The recognition that we receive only spurs us to reach even greater heights. The faith that our supporters repose in us is our constant motivator. 

A heartfelt thanks to all our donors. Without you, this journey would not have been possible.

MILESTONE REACHED: AASRAA INAUGURATES A NEW GIRLS’ SHELTER HOME!

Aasraa Trust inaugurated a new Shelter Home for 200 underserved girls in Dehradun on the 6th of September, 2022. Aasraa is grateful to have the support of the Government of Uttarakhand and ‘help alliance’ for making the shelter home a reality. ‘help alliance’, the aid organization of the Lufthansa Group, were the main sponsors, along with Mastercard and RTL (German TV channel). This shelter home is a refuge as well as a center of learning and will empower our girls to work for a better future with equality, determination, and hope.

THE TINKERING LAB FOR OUR THINKERS & TINKERERS IS FULLY FUNCTIONAL!

The Tinkering Lab is a workspace where young minds can give shape to their ideas through hands-on activities and do-it-yourself kits. Learning by doing helps them to develop skills vital for innovation. Fostering curiosity, creativity, and imagination in young minds, the Tinkering Lab is a cradle for creativity for the children at Aasraa. We acknowledge with gratitude the unstinted support given by ASED (Action for the Support of Deprived Children) and their country head for constructing The Tinkering Lab.

A NEW MOBILE COMPUTER LAB AND A MOBILE LEARNING CENTRE INAUGURATED!

The handover ceremony of “The Project for the provision of Mobile Learning Bus, Dehradun, Uttarakhand” under the GGP scheme of the Government of Japan was held on 8th December 2022.

We are deeply grateful to the Embassy of Japan for its magnanimous support of Aasraa’s mission of reaching the underserved. The MLC & MCL will become several children’s first step into education & computer literacy, benefitting 700 underserved children across 9 slums of Dehradun.

AASRAA WINS THE SDG GOALKEEPER AWARD!

Aasraa Trust was awarded the #SDGGoalkkeeper Award 2021 on 10th June 2022 for its valuable contribution to #SDG4, Quality Education. The award aims to identify and recognize the remarkable initiatives of various individuals and organizations in Uttarakhand and declare them as ‘SDG Goalkeepers'. Aasraa was one of the 27 organizations to receive the prestigious award. This honor has impelled us to extend our reach to every underserved child further; to nurture, protect and be a force of change in the lives of street children.

NATIONBUILDER AWARD - 2022

The Education Team & the Secretary of Aasraa Trust, received the Nation Builder Award 2022 in September, presented by the Rotary Club. The Secretary of Aasraa Trust dedicated the award to the team of educators at Aasraa. These extraordinary individuals have not only enhanced the quality of education through their exemplary work but have also positively impacted the lives of thousands of children.

SELECTED AS ONE OF GROW'S 100!

In January, Aasraa Trust was selected as one of GROW's 100 – a collection of stellar grassroots organizations from across India! The GROW Fund is a first-of-its-kind initiative by EdelGive Foundation aiming to build a resilient civil society and strengthen 100 grassroots organizations from across India over 24 months.

A NEW COMPUTER LAB ESTABLISHED!

Aasraa Trust established a new computer lab at one of its government partner schools in Dehradun which is a part of our SQEP (School Quality Enhancement Program). Computer education is as important as the three Rs. With the world going digital, computer literacy is mandatory. Thus, with a computer lab, we aim to educate and equip our children with digital literacy. Our children are thrilled to gain access to this facility.

1684 CHILDREN SUCCESSFULLY INOCULATED AGAINST TYPHOID!

Aasraa’s medical intervention took care of thousands of children’s needs this year. From taking them to regular doctor visits, providing them with medicines, and looking after their surgeries when needed, the team was on a 24x7 watch and kept the children’s needs on top. This year too, the team with dedication visited various centres of Aasraa and inoculated 1684 children against typhoid between the age groups of 5-12.

OVER 3000 WINTER CARE PACKS DISTRIBUTED THIS YEAR!

Aasraa distributed 3000 winter care packs to its children in its ongoing winter drive this year. The drive aims to ease our children’s suffering and keep them well-clothed through the harsh winter months in Dehradun.

A SOUL TO SOLE CONNECTION: TEAM FROM SOHO SHOES PAYS A VISIT!

Aasraa's children and staff were delighted to host Soho Shoes Ltd. on 3rd December. The team from Soho visited various projects and also spent quality time with our children.

Soho Shoes has supported Aasraa's children for 6 years by providing all of them with footwear and contributing to their wellness. This year too, the children are excited to walk in their new shoes. Grateful thanks from thousands of happy feet to Soho Shoes for keeping them laceration free and warm.

75 CHILDREN IN HIGHER EDUCATION WITH 25 NEW ENROLLMENTS IN 2022! 

Braving all their hardships, out of the total students who appeared in classes 10 and 12, 90% cleared their board examinations in the academic year 2021.

22.9% cleared it with distinction, 41% with first division, 36% with second division and 3% with third division.

25 of our students who cleared their class 12 exams have been enrolled in various courses in different prestigious colleges following successful interventions from Aasraa. From joining technical courses like B. Tech to being liberal arts majors and pursuing Bachelor of Arts in the subjects of their choice, many of our children also went on to pursue diplomas in skill-based courses like beauty & wellness, data entry and office administration etc. Most of our children are the first generation of learners. It fills us with pride as they step into their college life.

SPORTS ACHIEVEMENTS!

This year children from Boys Shelter Home in Aasraa bagged several medals in the Khel Mahakumbh, District Level, and State Level Championships respectively.

While Ritik was awarded the CM Udaimaan Scholarship of INR 1500 every month, 24 medals were bagged in various sports in athletics with the Kabaddi team reaching the State-level championships. Our special needs child Deepak too proved his mettle in sports and came third in the badminton competition held by Uttarakhand Sports Society for the Deaf.

CAPACITY BUILDING!

Aasraa conducted an 8-day annual summer teacher training workshop in June. Training programs enhance the pedagogical and class management skills of our teachers. Adept, well-trained educationists from Azim Premji Foundation and professional counselors guided our teaching staff to emphasize activity-based teaching methodology, student-teacher interactions, productive and effective practices of engagement, and social & emotional development. All the teachers and program managers were awarded certificates of appreciation and achievement for their incredible contribution to making the training a success.

AASRAA’S HEROES!

Sunil becomes a banker!

Sunil successfully cleared the IBPS (Institute of Banking Personnel Selection) examination and secured a job at the Indian Bank at Allahabad as a clerk. His journey was not always as easy. He lost his father & had to leave our shelter home, where he had lived since 2014, to return to his village. With the support and motivation from his sister, he completed his graduation through IGNOU’s distance learning program. He also prepared simultaneously for bank exams which he cleared in 2021. As Sunil stands tall today, he makes us all so proud and motivates us to continue working with enthusiasm.

Raman starts his winning journey!

Raman has won 12 medals: 8 gold, 1 silver, and 3 bronze medals in athletics this year. His tryst with winning started when he participated in a local district-level sports competition in September 2022. He participated in the 100m and 200m races there and bagged gold.

He successively ran in various district and state-level competitions and won every time. Coming from a large family of 7 people, Raman has a mother who looks after them and has 5 siblings. His father passed away when he was 6 years old, and his mother started working as a caretaker at one of Aasraa's centres to provide for the family. Two of his brothers are also supported by Aasraa Trust. He joined Aasraa's Boys' Shelter Home in class 9 and completed his class 10 with 72% marks in his board exams. Currently, he is pursuing his class 11 with Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics and is also preparing for National Level Athletics competitions. Aasraa wishes him great luck in all his future endeavours!

 

All this wouldn't have been possible without your amazing love and support of Aasraa and its children.

To another year of hope, happiness and growth... 

The Aasraa family wishes you a fantastic new year!

Happy 2023!

The inauguration of the new Girls' Shelter Home
The inauguration of the new Girls' Shelter Home
Children in activity at the Tinkering Lab
Children in activity at the Tinkering Lab
The newly inaugurated buses
The newly inaugurated buses
Glimpses from the buses' inauguration
Glimpses from the buses' inauguration
The Nationbuilder Award
The Nationbuilder Award
Inauguration of new Computer Lab
Inauguration of new Computer Lab
Distribution of clothes under Winter Appeal
Distribution of clothes under Winter Appeal
Team Soho visits Aasraa
Team Soho visits Aasraa
Happy children in their new shoes
Happy children in their new shoes
Our Sports Achievers
Our Sports Achievers
Ritik bags the scholarship
Ritik bags the scholarship
Teachers from the Summer Teacher Training Workshop
Teachers from the Summer Teacher Training Workshop
Sunil as a banker!
Sunil as a banker!
Raman's winnings!
Raman's winnings!

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Inauguration of the Girls' Shelter Home
Inauguration of the Girls' Shelter Home


Dear Patrons,

The past few months have been incredibly encouraging for Aasraa. From inaugurating a new girls’ shelter home to winning the SDG Goalkeeper Award, and every happy news in between has emboldened our vision and mission  

AASRAA INAUGURATES A GIRLS’ SHELTER HOME
Keeping in mind Aasraa’s holistic approach to empowerment, a new girls’ shelter home was launched on the 6th of September for 200 underserved girls in Dehradun. Inaugurated by the state’s Chief Minister and Managing Director of Help Alliance, Ms. Andrea, this shelter home is one of Aasraa’s major milestones for girl child empowerment.  

 Aasraa is grateful to have the support of the Government of Uttarakhand and ‘help alliance’ for making the shelter home a reality. ‘help alliance’, the aid organization of the Lufthansa Group, were the main sponsors, along with Mastercard and RTL (German TV channel). Our special thanks to one of our well-wishers who has chosen to remain anonymous and contributed generously to the construction of this shelter home.

 This home will empower our girls to work for a better future with equality, determination and hope.

AASRAA WINS THE SDG GOALKEEPER AWARD, 2021

Another feather in our cap was being awarded the SDG Goalkeeper Award 2021 on 10th June 2022 for Aasraa’s valuable contribution to SDG4, Quality Education. Aasraa was one of the 27 organizations to receive the prestigious award.

Centre for Public Policy and Good Governance (CPPGG), Department of Planning, Government of Uttarakhand in collaboration with the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) organized Uttarakhand’s SDG Goalkeeper Award.

This honor has impelled us to further extend our reach to every unreachable or unteachable child; to nurture, protect and drive change in vulnerable lives.

CHILDREN AND ACHIEVEMENTS!

Amla becomes a Coder!

Amla, from a remote village in Uttarakhand, was our residential student who graduated from Class 12 with an aggregate of 55%. After doing a 3-month course in coding, she was selected by NavGurukul to do a 15-month residential training course in Bangalore, India. Upon successfully completing the course, Amla started a 6-month paid internship with Shiksha Lokam. Amla fills us with immense pride as she takes us a step closer to our goal of empowering our girls towards a life of independence and dignity.

Our medical apprentices!

Roji completed her class 12 this year and wants to pursue a career in medicine. In August, she was enrolled for a Diploma in Medical Imaging Technology, NIOS program (National Institue of Open Schooling) for two years at one of town’s most renowned Diagnostic & Imaging Centre. With a mother who works as a helper at one of Aasraa’s centres and an alcoholic father who abandoned them, Roji didn’t let her hardships deter her. She is determined to move ahead and break the cycle of poverty they are trapped in.

Prem completed his class 12 last year. Son of a daily wage-earning painter, he was enrolled for a Diploma in Medical Imaging Technology, NIOS program last year in November. Today, he is deployed in Histo/Cyto Pathology Department of the same Diagnostic & Imaging Centre and has learnt techniques of blood sampling, collection and receiving.

Board Results and Future Endeavours!

Braving all their hardships, out of the total students who appeared in classes 10 and 12, 90% cleared their board examinations in the academic year 2021-22.

9% cleared it with distinction, 41% with first division, 36% with second division and 3% with third division.

15 of our students who cleared their class 12 exams have been enrolled into various courses ranging from B. Tech, B. Com, B.A to B.Sc at colleges of repute in Dehradun such as Dehradun Institute of Technology, JB Institute of Technology, D.B.S College (Dayanand Brijendra Saraswati) and Tula’s Institute.

WORKSHOPS AND ACHIEVEMENTS

Capacity Building 

Aasraa conducted an 8-day annual summer teacher training workshop in June.

Training programs enhance the pedagogical and class management skills of our teachers.Adept educationists and professional counselors guided our teaching staff to emphasize activity-based teaching methodology, student-teacher interactions, productive and effective practices of engagement, and social & emotional development.

All the teachers and program managers were awarded certificates of appreciation and achievement for their incredible contribution to making the training a success.

Volunteer participation

It takes courage and empathy to bring change to society. Aasraa is thrilled to have volunteers from various educational institutes and organizations from all over the world to contribute to the mission with their incredible help and support. 

Over the summer, volunteers from the University of Petroleum and Energy Studies, a private university in Dehradun and Marian College in Kerala worked with us and contributed to the difference Aasraa wishes to bring to the world. 


As we grow as an organization, it is Aasraa’s endeavour to reach more and more children with the promise of education and a hopeful future. We are blessed to have supporters like you on this extraordinary journey of growth.

 


The girls at their new home!
The girls at their new home!
Successful completion of teacher training
Successful completion of teacher training
Aasraa children with volunteers
Aasraa children with volunteers
Aasraa receiving the SDG Goalkeeper Award!
Aasraa receiving the SDG Goalkeeper Award!
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Photograph of Aasraa Students after Holi
Photograph of Aasraa Students after Holi

Dear Patrons,

    2022 has been a wonderful year for Aasraa Trust so far. A lot has happened; we have reached many goalposts, and are excited about our new project, which we shall tell you all about in a bit! 

Before that, here are some updates to keep you abreast with our activities.

Aasraa was selected as one of GROW's 100 stellar grassroot organisations

   GROW is an initiative by EdelGive Foundation to strengthen civil society and support grassroot NGOs for 24 months. This January, Aasraa Trust was selected as one of GROW’s 100 stellar grassroot organisations from across India.

Collaboration with the Embassy of Japan

   We collaborated with the Embassy of Japan for our project ‘Education on the Move’.

This collaboration is for the addition of 2 more buses to our existing Mobile Classrooms; these buses reach out to the most vulnerable populations and give a child their first opportunity to be literate and educated. With this collaboration, we shall be able to reach even more children across Dehradun.

Aasraa’s Higher Education Programme

   Students who dream of going to college and finding the job of their dreams also have a place at Aasraa. Our Higher Education programme supports students in this dream, and a whopping 106 of our students are appearing for their Board examinations this year. 48 students are already enrolled in different colleges and universities and are being supported by us.

Rescue Operations carried out by Aasraa

   A fire raged through Bhauwala Slum, 20 kilometers from the town center. Aasraa put together an immediate response to provide affected families with essential goods for survival, and reached out to over 55 families.

Skillability Centre @ Aasraa

   With the lockdown, many families are now in a state of disarray, and employment is the need of the hour. Towards this purpose, Aasraa Trust has embarked on a new journey, towards building a Skill Development Centre for not only Aasraa students but those in Dehradun city who have graduated but not been able to find jobs.

This centre, being built by Gyan Jyoti Trust, will provide skills, exposure and practice in many vocational fields and allow students to explore their interests and passions, and help them find a job in the domain. 

   We are excited about our new endeavors and are striving to uplift the most vulnerable populations of Dehradun. A lot more needs to be done, to find equity, balance and harmony in our society. With you by our side we hope that we can achieve our students’ dreams of finding education, employment, and a way out of poverty.

Collaboration with the Embassy of Japan
Collaboration with the Embassy of Japan
Collaboration with the Embassy of Japan
Collaboration with the Embassy of Japan
Aasraa's Tinkering Lab is now complete!
Aasraa's Tinkering Lab is now complete!
Fire at Bhauwala slum
Fire at Bhauwala slum
Relief provided by Aasraa Trust after fire
Relief provided by Aasraa Trust after fire

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Dear Patron,

     As Aasraa marks 12 years of empowering underserved children in Dehradun, we would like to share our year-end reflections with you. 

Covid Relief in 2021

     During the second wave of Covid 19, we sent urgently needed medicines and equipment to 6 districts of Uttarakhand (Dehradun, Tehri, Chamoli, Rudraprayag, Uttarkashi, Pauri) at 22 different locations and provided healthcare supplies to 10 Community Health Centres. We also helped to set up 2 Child Covid Care Units (CCCU) in Chinyalisaur, Uttarkashi and Pokhari, Chamoli. 

2000+ children were brought on the grid. Under the Silver Lining Project, 264 smartphones were distributed to students in clusters. We mapped the communities, trained them how to use the smartphone and applications, and have been having regular classes online.

Education and Skill training

     We added 3 more schools under our School Quality Enhancement Programme where we provide quality education in government-partner schools. We now work with nine government schools.

New enrollments : We have 116 new children in our project, Street Smart, and 355 students have been enrolled in partner schools & NIOS. Education is key to breaking the poverty cycle, and as we mainstream children, we start them on a journey to self-belief and a better future.

We are consistently reaching students who are too old to be mainstreamed into age-appropriate classrooms and preparing children to be enrolled in academics.

31 students wrote their NIOS-OBE examinations and 79 students wrote their Board examinations in 2021. We are thrilled that all of our 79 children passed with flying colours in their board examinations this year. Our three toppers scored more than 90%.

306 of our students also enrolled in the world's largest coding event, the HT Code-a-thon

     Our shelter home is for children with special needs who come from distressed backgrounds. The number of children has grown in strength from 54 to 84 in the last year during the pandemic.

Nutrition, health & well-being

     This initiative is ensuring improved health, regular attendance and thus, efficient learning in classrooms - Aasraa's Centralized Kitchen was inaugarated in October 2021. The kitchen provides fresh, hygienic and nutritious food to all the children in Aasraa's care, and we aim to feed 1,600 children every day.

Under the Winter Appeal 2021, we successfully reached the most vulnerable population of children with warm clothing to help them survive through the harsh winter months. We distributed 2866 winter care packages including blankets, thermals, tracksuits, caps and socks to our students.

In 2022, we are looking forward to our new shelter home, which is being constructed for girls and will house over 200 children. Our Tinkering Lab, sponsored by ASED Geneva will foster curiosity, creativity and imagination in young minds.

A Skill training centre is also being constructed at Nala Pani Road in collaboration with Gyan Jyoti Trust. The aim is to provideunderserved youth with skills to secure jobs for a dignified livelihood.  

You can also watch our Year-end Reflections video here.

     It is your philanthropy that helps the vulnerable sections of our population survive. And with the global pandeic, inequality has only been excerbated.

We are grateful for your consistent support, which has enabled us to cater to the children across 42 projects.

Covid Relief in 6 districts of Uttarakhand
Covid Relief in 6 districts of Uttarakhand
Children using Smartphones: Silver Lining Project
Children using Smartphones: Silver Lining Project
Code-a-thon
Code-a-thon
Garden at Special needs Centre
Garden at Special needs Centre

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Dear Friend,

It has been a busy, and exciting month at Aasraa Trust. We finally have a Centralized Kitchen for our children in Araghar! The kitchen aims to provide for over 1600 children and will ensure the nutrition that is key to the health and well-being of our children.

We also organized Aasraa's first ever  aan Manthan Mela, a Science and Math Fest with Aasraa children and teachers on 25 September 2021. With the objective of fostering curiosity, inspiring creativity, and igniting imagination in young minds, this initiative encourages children to go beyond classrooms and find solutions from around us by means of a Tinkering Lab at Aasraa.

Each year, hundreds of children and families rely on your support to sail through the brutal season. This October, with winter around the corner, we appeal to you once again to help our children access basic needs that everyone must have access to. 

In Dehradun, temperatures can go as low as minus one in the months of December and January. We need your help in raising funds for winter kits and food for the children and their families. 

At Aasraa, our motto is to level the playing field, and we aim to reach each and every child to provide the much-needed last-mile services. With your support, we can provide them with winter wear including tracksuits, thermal vests, caps, etc. to keep them warm and safe and food to keep them alive. 

Please consider contributing to this fundraiser, and you can directly impact the lives of so many bound to suffer miserably during the upcoming winters. 

We are counting on you.

Jungle Fire Alarm, Gyaan Manthan Mela 2021
Jungle Fire Alarm, Gyaan Manthan Mela 2021
Clock Project at Gyaan Manthan 2021
Clock Project at Gyaan Manthan 2021
Centralized Kitchen & Multipurpose Hall
Centralized Kitchen & Multipurpose Hall
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