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APNE AAP WOMEN'S COLLECTIVE

perm_identityFounded by Manju Vyas ( 15years of experience )

room61-B, Room No. 6, Ground Floor,, Shankarrao Pupala Marg Opposite Pochammadevi Temple, In the lane adjoining Zahoora Sweet Shop and Sagar Hotel,, 11th Lane Kamathipura, , Mumbai, Maharashtra - 400008

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ABOUT

Apne Aap Women’s Collective was founded in 1998 on Falkland Road, Kamathipura to address the plight of women trafficked into brothel-based prostitution. Initially a single-room drop-in centre, AAWC eventually developed into a resource centre to better address the women’s needs, providing them with professional counseling, medical care, micro-savings facilities, and other services – the Umeed("hope") program.

As AAWC’s outreach team developed a regular home-visit schedule, they realised that the daughters of Umeed women were at great risk of being coerced into prostitution due to their extensive exposure to the brothel system and to their lack of educational opportunities. As a result, the Udaan ("flight") program launched in October 2000 to prevent second-generation trafficking. In June 2002, AAWC expanded its services to include the young toddlers of women as well through the launch of theUmang ("joy") program.

Today, AAWC operates two centres, one in the Khetwadi lanes and another in the Kamathipura lanes, two communities which together comprise the largest and oldest red light district in Asia. As of March 2013, the organisation has served more than 1,500 women, 650 girls and 400 toddlers. Alumni of AAWC's programs include a financial analyst, teacher, medical compounder, dance instructor, photographer, retail executive, social workers, beauticians, chefs at an international luxury five-star hotel, and even a scholarship student at an American university / one of Newsweek’s “25 Under 25 Women in the World

VISION

Vision To provide trafficked marginalized brothel based prostitutes, their daughters, other marginalized girls and children in the red light district with the tools and resources for empowerment and to prevent the cycle of inter-generational prostitution

LEGAL

  • Your organisation is registered as
    Public Charitable Trust
    Permanent account number (PAN)
    AAAAH7132F
    Registration number / CIN & registration date
    MH/2015/0086661 - 14-01-1998
    12A registration number & registration date
    N/A
    80G registration number & registration date
    N/A
    FCRA registration number & registration date
    N/A
    35AC registration number & registration date
    N/A

FINANCIAL

  • 1 - Financial year 2015-2016
    Annual budget
    ₹4,031,958
    Total income
    ₹0
    Total expenditure
    ₹0
    Average monthly expenditure
    ₹4,031,958
    Total fixed assets
    ₹0
    Long term loan
    ₹0
    Total funding gap
    ₹0

  • 2 - Financial year 2014-2015
    Annual budget
    ₹10,650,000
    Total income
    ₹0
    Total expenditure
    ₹0
    Average monthly expenditure
    ₹10,650,000
    Total fixed assets
    ₹0
    Long term loan
    ₹0
    Total funding gap
    ₹0

OPERATIONAL

  • Number of full time employees
    34
    Number of part time employees
    N/A
    Number of consultants
    N/A
    Number of volunteers / interns
    N/A
    Which operational area do you require additional help with?
    Finance

GOVERNANCE

  • Number of board members
    7
    Number of meetings done
    N/A
    Governance photos
    Governance documents

PROJECT

  • 1 - Project Umang
    Who are your major funders?
    Other Domestic NGOs
    Name your funders
    credible alliance
    Project start date
    09-09-2010
    Project end/expected close date
    23-06-2016
    Project Sector
    N/A
    Location
    Maharashtra
    City(ies)
    Mumbai
    Area/Town name
    N/A
    Budget
    ₹4,031,960
    External funding received
    ₹0
    Number of beneficiaries
    0
    Project type
    Non-Government
    Project photos
    Project documents
    Project description

    Umang" is the Hindi word for "joy". The objective of Umang is to help toddlers (ages 2 to 5) develop physically, cognitively, emotionally, and socially in preparation for formal schooling. Although new members often mimic the violence, abusive language, and sex acts they observe at home, Umang provides a safe space for toddlers to unlearn harmful behaviors and form healthy habits.

    Outreach. AAWC conducts daily visits to homes and boarding homes to monitor Umang children. Mothers of Umang children also attend monthly meetings to learn about important reports, workshops, and updates.

    Education. Umang children are provided uniforms and attend daily kindergarten classes at the AAWC center, where they develop discipline, neuromotor coordination, basic English and Hindi literacy, and basic numeracy. Every month, we hold meetings to review all children’s academic progress with their mothers and evaluate them using a holistic rubric. When they reach age six, all children are registered for school. Girls are enrolled in Udaan, and boys are referred to a partner organisation.

    Empowerment. Umang children develop discipline, talent, self-confidence, and leadership through workshops, e.g., creative (painting, arts & crafts), fitness (Sports Day), and excursions (parks, gardens).

    Select partners: Colaba Traffic Park, Hanging Gardens of Mumbai, Kidville.

    Finance. AAWC assists mothers in opening and maintaining saving accounts for their Umang childre


  • 2 - Project Udaan
    Who are your major funders?
    N/A
    Name your funders
    credible alliance
    Project start date
    08-05-2012
    Project end/expected close date
    25-08-2016
    Project Sector
    N/A
    Location
    Maharashtra
    City(ies)
    Mumbai
    Area/Town name
    N/A
    Budget
    ₹10,970,000
    External funding received
    ₹0
    Number of beneficiaries
    1,083
    Project type
    Non-Government
    Project photos
    Project documents
    Project description

    "Udaan" is the Hindi word for "flight". Through this project, we empower girls in the red light area to know their rights and go for diverse and dignified career options, by developing their skill sets for aspirational professions, thereby equipping them to gain genuine socio-economic mobility, and, consequently preventing the inter-generational cycle of prostitution among daughters (ages 6-18) of women in brothel based prostitution.

    Outreach. AAWC conducts daily visits to homes, schools, and boarding homes to monitor Udaan girls. Girls also attend monthly meetings to learn about important reports, workshops, and updates.

    Education. Udaan girls are enrolled in a municipal school or private school and attend daily afterschool tutoring at the AAWC center. We hold meetings to review each student's holistic progress with her mother on a monthly basis and evaluate the girls using customized unit tests on a quarterly basis between school exams. When a member completes 12th standard, AAWC guides her through a Bachelor's or Master's program and helps pay for any private coaching fees.

    Empowerment. Udaan girls develop self-esteem, discipline, talent, and leadership through various workshops on topics such as life skills (finance, health), professional skills (English, computers, CVs, job interviewing), creativity (painting, arts & crafts), fitness (Sports Day, dance), human rights (women's rights, environmentalism), and careers (law, film, medicine, finance, hospitality). Mentor-mentee programs are also provided to the Udaan girls to instill positive influence and provide them with role models away from the red light area. When they are ready to enter the workplace, AAWC guides them through the proper vocational certifications, internships, and job placement processes in professions like accounting, beauty, business process outsourcing, dance, hospitality management, luxury cuisine, medical compounding, nursing, photography, retail, social work, and teaching.