Aman Biradari - Rainbow Homes The Rainbow Foundation India runs 45 homes in the country for boys and girls that formerly lived on the streets of our urban centres. These homes are located in New Delhi, Kolkata, Chennai, Hyderabad, Bangalore and Patna; and collectively house over 3,500 children. Each home is run in cooperation with the State Government (including partial funding), and operates under the Right to Education Act, or Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan, under the Department of Education, Ministry of Human Resource Development. There are currently three homes in Delhi, run with the help of Rainbow Homes’ implementing partner - Aman Biradari .
Aman Biradari is a people’s campaign for a secular, peaceful, just and humane world. It aspires to build local level institutions mainly of youth and women, of diverse faith, caste and gender, at village and district levels to strengthen mutual bonds of tolerance, fraternity, respect and peace between people of different religious groups, caste and language groups, to promote equal citizenship, justice, communal harmony, peace, and the celebration of our social and cultural diversity. As a registered trust, Aman Biradari actively engages in interventions aimed towards homeless men, women and children, and survivors of mass violence in the capital city of New Delhi and across India. http://www.amanbiradari.org/index.html http://www.rainbowhome.in/content/delhi
CES (Centre for Equity Studies)was founded in August 2000 as an independent organisation engaged in research and advocacy on a range of social and economic justice issues in India. CES examines the nature and causes of social injustice and inequity that befall the poorest sections of India to find ways to move towards a more equitable, humane and peaceful society. CES believes in the inherent and intrinsic equal worth of every human being, and therefore, seeks ways of closing the gap between the rich and the poor, the powerful and the disempowered, the socially advantaged and the socially oppressed, and the physically ‘able-bodied’ and differently-abled. It specifically seeks to support a compassionate, peaceful and just world and just, responsible, caring, transparent and accountable governance. For more information: http://centreforequitystudies.org/
Crafts Museum Artreach partners with the National Handicrafts and Handlooms Museum in New Delhi for our Khel Mel workshops. The Crafts Museum has one of the largest collections of traditional Indian art anywhere in the world. It comprises a museum, a space for live demonstrations where audiences can interact with artists, a shop and a cafe.
Happy Hands Foundation is committed towards the revival of traditional/folk art and craft, empowering rural artisans and building potential in women and young people to lead community development activities and craft entrepreneurship. http://happyhands.in/
Jamghat is a registered non-governmental organisation working with and for street children. It was founded in 2003 by a group of fourteen street children and their mentors, Amit Sinha, the founder director of the organisation, and Lokesh Jain, eminent theatre artist, now board member. Jamghat runs two children's homes in South Delhi for girls and boys in need of care and protection, as well as a day care centre in Old Delhi. The organisation aims to help children living and working on the streets of Delhi to realise their dreams and enable them to re-join society. It offers opportunities for children and for members of society alike to make changes in their lives. For more information please see http://jamghat.org/
Karm Marg For more than a decade Karm Marg has meant a loving, caring and nourishing environment for a variety of children and young adults from disadvantaged backgrounds. Karm Marg provides shelter, care, medical support and education and serves as a support system enabling these youngsters to grow into confident, skilled and self-reliant individuals. Karm Marg runs a vocational training programme for young adults and a strong income generation programme employing women from the local community and home alumni to make eco-friendly products. The revenue from this programme helps run the organisation. For more information please see http://karmmarg.org/
Kutumb Foundation Begun in 2002 Kutumb is a volunteer driven, not-for-profit, non-governmental enterprise working for the empowerment of disadvantaged young people in Khan Market, Nizamuddin Sunder Nursery Basti and Savda-Ghevra J.J. Resettlement Colony (on the Northwest Delhi border, 7 km. from Mundka). Their primary work is related to the education of youth in a non-formal, imaginative and fun manner. They provide a platform for empowerment, personal expression and dialogue through creative means as diverse as football, theatre, dance and art as well as a safe space. They use peer-to-peer learning and empower members to take control of their own lives! They organize the Goal of Life Football Tournament; an annual creative theatre festival, Hilley-ley featuring plays directed by their young people and an alternate education programme, Indradhanush, which is now 10 years old. http://kutumb.in/
Nirmal Shiksha Kendra The Nirmal Primary School has about 330 students. No fees are charged from the students all of whom come from low-income communities. The Kendra’s constant effort is to provide as all-rounded an education as possible and to do so, it invests in cultural, extracurricular and adventure activities beyond the specified curriculum of the NDMC. A well-equipped play area with swings, slides, see-saw and other play equipment is provided for the children. The Kendra has been fortunate to work with other NGOs and individuals (like Shovana Narayan) who provide opportunities to the children to excel in art and dance. It sponsors music and sports classes, and runs vocational training programmes. The Kendra is situated off Pandara Road, New Delhi, near the historic India Gate monument. http://mehra-foundation.org/education.html
Salaam Baalak Trust (SBT) is a not-for-profit organization (NGO) working since 1988 with street and working children and children in difficult circumstances. SBT provides them with care and protection and everything needed for their overall holistic development. Presently it caters to over 5000 such children annually through five shelter homes, 11 contact points, a mobile school and a partnership with Childline. www.salaambaalaktrust.org
Society for Promotion of Youth and Masses (SPYM) is a national organization working with marginalised communties on issues of homelessness and drug abuse. http://www.spym.org/
Udayan Care works to empower vulnerable children, women and youth, in 13 cities across 8 states of India. Its Udayan Ghar programme was set up to nurture orphaned and abandoned children, give them a loving home, family bonding and a sense of belonging, ensuring them all opportunities to develop as capable, responsible individuals. There are thirteen Udayan Ghars in Delhi & NCR, Jaipur and Kurukshetra where 352 children - boys and girls - have been cared for. http://udayancare.org/
Yuva Ekta Foundation The Yuva Ekta Foundation is a not-for-profit trust working with youth from different socio-economic and geographic backgrounds, putting them together through the platform of arts and theatre, enabling them to become sensitised, proactive and empowered citizens. http://yuvaektafoundation.org/