Give Indore’s slum children a future
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About the NGO
Aim for the Awareness of Society
Victims of extreme poverty are often children, like 23 of them who were working from 6am to 11pm at ‘juice thelas’ in Indore - 900km from their home in Bahraich, Uttar Pradesh. Their parents had unwittingly ‘sold’ them to traffickers who had placed them as bonded labour.
When this atrocity came to the attention of Aim for the Awareness of Society (AAS), they alerted CHILDLINE 1098, a national helpline for child protection services, and together rescued these hapless children and reunited them with their families. AAS continuously work to prevent cases like this by making disadvantaged children from poor families aware of their rights.
Masti Ki Pathshala is another life-skills based intervention - set up to provide a space for fun and recreation for children in the slums, many of whom are involved in ragpicking and other chores. So far 400 children have benefitted from this programme
AAS also work towards the empowerment of women, particularly in urban areas - those in need of basic rights awareness, employment and antenatal and postnatal care.
One such project is mMitra, in collaboration with Armman Indore. It is a free mobile voice call service for pregnant urban women seeking care and advice with the aim to reduce maternal and infant mortality.