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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. The school caters mainly to children – both boys and girls – in the age group of 3 to 18 years. The school has adopted a

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 quarters for children rescued from distress situations such as child labour, street children, child victims of domestic violence, physical or sexual abuse, abandoned or runaway children

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 for children in distress. In 2002, the Childline was recognized by the Government as a unique intervention for reaching out to children in distress and

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 response to shelter problems faced by young girls aged between 18 to 25 years, who had completed their training and apprenticeship at Nammane, and who were newly

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 are unable to complete schooling, lose the opportunity to get skilled jobs because of lack of necessary academic qualifications or because skill training is unaffordable/ inaccessible.

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 organization, the project was born out of APSA’s experiences of working with urban poor children who are crippled by the triple

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 Police Units in collaboration with the Dept. of Women and Child Development and the Dept. of Police. The SJPU or Special

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 from family and employers and peer pressure, to name a few. Youth from disadvantaged or marginalized communities lack the opportunities or have little access to a good education,

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 jobs, working as coolie labourers, vegetable vendors or domestic workers. Theirs is a hand-to-mouth existence, with the household managed in large

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, collaborative relationship. APSA along with other civil society organizations strongly advocated with the DWCD on NGO participation in running Government Homes for Girls and Boys along