Creating the changemakers of tomorrow

At Apni Shala, we design and deliver intensive educational programmes aimed at life skills development in children aged 9 to 15 from low-income communities. We also collaborate with schools to educate teachers and parents so as to ensure an all-round effort to nurture intrapersonal and interpersonal skills in children.

One of the programmes that Apni Shala runs is called the Service Learning Programme, where they enable children to address social issues in their community. Thus far, children have address a variety of issues like alcoholism, waste management, eve teasing, women's education and water management. The children have researched and created solutions for these issues, and in certain cases have implemented the solutions as well.

For example - children have conducted workshops in their communities to help illiterate women learn how to fill bank forms, learn how to sign and how to tally bills.

Through these processes of learning, children have shown marked improvement in their levels of self-confidence, initiative, teamwork, leadership and empathy. If, like me, you believe that apart from academics, it is essential for children to develop these skills, you can contribute with a donation.

What happens after you donate?

  • You'll thereafter be informed about how you helped made a difference
  • You get the chance to interact with the children you supported and accompany them during their projects
  • You will receive email updates on stories from the field about how the children worked on these very serious issues

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16th February 2017
Dear Supporters,

Thank you all for your generous contributions to Apni Shala. Through the funds raised, we are trying to assist our children (studying in the 7th and 8th grade) in coming up with feasible solutions and their take on various community issues through our three step process, i.e,
  • Brainstorming and understanding the community
  • Preparing questionnaires and observing the community with the help of experts.
  • Addressing the various issues taken up.
Some of the campaigns which are children have taken up in the past include Eve Teasing in their community, and based on their primary research and data collected, they were able to lodge a formal police complaint. The police found the data provided to be really useful in curbing eve teasing, as the kids were able to correctly identify the timelines during which these acts were prominent.
Another example being helping reduce the helplessness of uneducated women in their localities (who have only studied till the 2nd grade), by conducting a week long workshop where these women were taught how to fill a form, tally a bill and sign on documents, which greatly reduced the chances of such women being duped by vendors.

Currently, the children are in the data collection phase of the program and will be presenting on topics which they feel are important to them and their community in March.

Thank you for all your support in helping our children.
Apni Shala
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Anonymous donated Rs.2,900
over 1 year ago
ELIAS donated Rs.3,000
over 1 year ago
Jyoti donated Rs.500
over 1 year ago
Anonymous donated Rs.500
over 1 year ago
Sahana donated Rs.1,000
over 1 year ago
Gayathri donated Rs.1,500
over 1 year ago

I congratulate and appreciate you for this great initiative.I wish you all the good luck.