Ever since, Rescue Foundation has saved over 7000 lives by rescuing girls from trafficking and providing them with a supportive environment to rebuild their lives. With four safe havens in Mumbai, Boisar, Pune and Delhi, the foundation provides shelter, healthcare, education, and vocational training.
Dr Girish Kulkarni — a former journalist, a professor, a PhD scholar and an active social worker — belongs to the latter-mentioned tribe, and Snehalaya is his endeavour to bring that positive change for the ones who society likes to ignore.
Initially, Dream Club was funded by Akash and some of his friends only. They would set aside a sum from their salaries every month and buy school books, snacks, clothes, and food supplies and distribute it at various orphanages and homes for the differently abled. Eventually, after seeing their admirable work on social media, other donors joined and slowly Dream Club’s activities started expanding.
So what does Oxfam do? They were established to beat discrimination and inequality by creating a society where people are not forced to fight for their right to life and security, to be heard, right to education, health, shelter, food, and water.
Since 2005, the NGO Maitri has worked with over 45,000 individuals on the issues of social and health inequities and public health concerns through education, community outreach, networking, and legal advocacy.
At Yein Udaan, they aim to work on building and enhancing the holistic development of underprivileged children by providing them with both academic and extra-curricular training. They believe that building a skill-set that is independent of academic features will help children grow into confident and self-aware individuals.