Aasraa: How a trust is empowering slum kids in Dehradun

Photo Courtesy: Susan Blick Hope is an alien concept if you are born a child in Dehradun’s Bindal slum lining the side-banks of the unpredictable Bindal river in the city. Your parents are mostly daily wage labour working at construction sites. In many cases, the father is addicted to alcohol and unable to function. Parents […]

Hep-B Immunization Drive at Aasraa

Hep-B Immunization Drive at Aasraa

Hepatitis is one of the most prevalent and serious infectious conditions in the world, affecting millions of people. Because of its different transmission routes and outcomes, it spans across a range of issues. According to WHO estimates, 1.4 million people die from Hepatitis every year and less that 1% of those infected receive treatment. Among […]

Floaters Galore

Our children find more reasons to celebrate this monsoon! 800 pairs of colorful floaters were gifted by Mr.Ronald Poelman to keep our children’s feet snug and protected from the rains. Enjoy the video of our kids happily playing in their new shoes! (video credit: Dhruv Jayal)

The blog with the video

Our four year trek with Raj Kumar has been prodigious to say the least. In his nebulous world his crutches were whitener solution, gutka and alcohol. Today, he is our Supervisor, in charge of training new recruits and our most loved and dependable child!

Never a dull moment

Never a dull moment

Staffing for projects like ours is always difficult. We require not just the skill set for the job in question but empathy with our children who come from such difficult backgrounds. So, just when you think you have everyone in place and things are running smoothly for the moment, you reach behind and pat yourself […]

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