• 34, Annasandrapalya, Vimanapura, Bangalore, Karnataka-560017, India
  • (080)-25232749
  • projects@apsabangalore.org

About APSA

The Association for Promoting Social Action or APSA is a rights-based, child-centred, community development organization working in Bangalore and Hyderabad since 1981 towards empowerment of the urban poor, especially with children in distress. With ‘Development Without Exploitation’ as its foundation, APSA has been a pioneer in designing unique programs that combine grassroots level work to address development issues of the urban poor, with sustained lobbying and advocacy with government duty-bearers for policy change at state and national levels.

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Sexual Health & Work With Trafficked Children (Suraksha Project)

Today’s dynamically changing, evolving global scenario, with modernization of lifestyles, culture, dress and habits changing on a daily basis also has a dark side – more and more children (both bo...

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Child Labour

APSA was one of the pioneer organizations in the country to take cognizance and highlight the issue of child labour. More than 3 decades of direct experience working with and understanding children ha...

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Slum Outreach

APSA’s community development programs are based on the principles of people’s right to Information, Empowerment (economic & political) and Participation. Towards achieving this, APSA works with co...

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Juvenile Justice

APSA’s frequent interactions with the Department of Women and Child Development (DWCD) and the advocacy work undertaken with various government departments have led to the development of a strong, c...

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Media Cetre

APSA’s Media Centre gives talented youth from its working areas to learn and improve their skills graphic design, photography, animation and documentary film-making through workshops in handling sti...

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Inchara (The Bird Song)

Young people in slums who are interested in sports or cultural activities such as dance, theatre and other artistic pursuits are often unable to pursue these due to lack of resources and space for exp...

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Self Help Group (SHG)

Over 40% of the population of India belongs to the economically poor/ weaker sections of society and a large majority of this number live in urban slums. The more marginalized among these hold menial ...

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Young Person’s Empowerment and Success (YES)

Youth in general today face numerous challenges – both personal and professional – including changing education systems, high levels of competition both academic and work-wise, high expectations f...

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Special Juvenile Police Unit (SJPU)

APSA has assisted in conceptual and advocacy processes along with the Centre for Child and the Law (CCL, part of the National Law School of India University – NLSIU) in setting up Special Juvenile P...

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Right To Education (RTE)

The RTE Project was conceived by APSA in 2010 to ensure effective implementation and monitoring of the RTE Act in APSA working areas. As child education has always been a priority area for the organiz...

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Kaushalya Skill Training Centre

The Kaushalya Skill Training Centre was established in 1992 to bring job-related training within the reach of youth from urban slums. Many youth, especially those from disadvantaged backgrounds who ar...

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Navajeevana Nilaya (in collaboration with Mali Shelter Home)

Navajeevana means ‘new life’ and Nilaya means ‘abode’ or ‘residence’ in Kannada. The Navajeevana Nilaya girls’ hostel came into existence in 2001 as a cost-effective, safe and enabling r...

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Child Helpline

APSA runs a 24-hour, toll-free Childline for children in distress. The project, conceived in 1997, is affiliated with the Childline India Foundation, Mumbai which was the first ever toll-free helpline...

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Nammane (Our Home)

What began in 1991 as a small, residential night shelter for street and working children has transformed today into a gracious, two-storey multi-utility building which houses residential and learning ...

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Appropriate Education & The Dream School (Kanasina Shaale)

The Dream School was built in 2005 to provide education to ex-child labourers, street children, out-of-school children and school dropouts as well as urban poor children from surrounding communities. ...

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