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Lakshya Aakriti Foundation India (LAF) are excited to present Project H.E.L.P - a joint …

Lakshya Aakriti Foundation India (LAF) are excited to present Project H.E.L.P - a joint
initiative in association with Forget Me Not Children’s Home Australia (FMN) in aid of
seventy five extremely vulnerable children residing in Kalyanpuri Slum, New Delhi.

110 families have been living in appalling conditions for over 60 years in this slum.
Our goal is to free this community from the hardship and suffering that has spanned
3 generations through the following innovative outreach project.

The focus of Project H.E.L.P is health, education, livelihood and possibilities, with the
empowerment of women an important part of the strategy to implement an effective
and sustainable solution to the serious issues faced by these families.

Health - Stage 1
Education - Stage 2
Livelihood - Stage 3
Possibilities - Endless


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  • 1. In association with Forget Me Not, Australia
  • 2. Proudly Presents
  • 3. INTRODUCTION Lakshya Aakriti Foundation India (LAF) are excited to present Project H.E.L.P - a joint initiative in association with Forget Me Not Children’s Home Australia (FMN) in aid of seventy five extremely vulnerable children residing in Kalyanpuri Slum, New Delhi. 110 families have been living in appalling conditions for over 60 years in this slum. Our goal is to free this community from the hardship and suffering that has spanned 3 generations through the following innovative outreach project. The focus of Project H.E.L.P is health, education, livelihood and possibilities, with the empowerment of women an important part of the strategy to implement an effective and sustainable solution to the serious issues faced by these families. NandaniDev Health - Stage 1 Education - Stage 2 Livelihood - Stage 3 Possibilities - Endless
  • 4. THE SITUATION Greater Delhi is home to an estimated 17.3 million people with 52 percent of the population residing in urban slums. Although India's economy is growing and millions are prospering, the benefits are not reaching the slum dwellers and the gap between rich and poor is growing increasingly wider. Like Mumbai, the slums of Delhi are overcrowded, unsafe environments for children and lack the most basic amenities such as clean drinking water and adequate sanitation.
  • 5. 47% of the urban poor population in Delhi is under 15 years of age the infant mortality rate in Delhi slums is 54 out of every 1,000 live births 35.4% of children are stunted, 15.5 percent wasted and 33.1 percent of children under the age of three are underweight 31% of Delhi’s slum dwellers have no sanitation facilities 75% suffer from diarrhea and 63% from anemia India has the greatest proportion of TB cases in the world with approx 1,000 people dying of the disease every day due to poverty, discrimination and no access to education child labor is a major issue children are extremely vulnerable to disease, chronic infection malnutrition and abuse and families live in constant fear of eviction THE FACTS
  • 6. Located in the district of Trilokpuri, Kalyanpuri slum is 32 km’s from Indira Gandhi International Airport and 11.5 km from India Gate in the heart of New Delhi. 110 families including 75 children reside in tent like shelters (jhuggis), exposed to the harsh climate of Delhi. They have nothing apart from each other, a bond which gives them the strength to overcome the most difficult of challenges on a daily basis. The children of Kalyanpuri Slum have no access to medical care, Adequate shelter to protect them from the burning sun, torrential monsoon rain or bitterly cold winter nights. They are severely malnourished, have little or no clothing and have never attended school. KALYANPURI SLUM
  • 7. Current income sources for community members include rag picking through rubbish dumps for recyclable good, begging, drumming and selling balloons, toys and beads. The average daily income is 50 to 120 rupees per day and the current average income is 1,200 - 3,000 rupees per month. The minimum income required per family is 8,000 - 10,000 rupees per month.
  • 8. Our children at Kalyanpuri Slum
  • 9. PRIMARY ISSUES  constant illness - malnutrition, dehydration, water borne diseases, pneumonia and malaria  basic needs - food, shelter, clothing and personal hygiene items  sexual abuse - insecure night shelter leaves the women and older girls vulnerable to rape  lack of privacy - women and children are forced to got to the toilet and take their bath in public, increasing the risk of abuse  lack of knowledge - hygiene, infant care,  basic first aid, nutrition, reproductive health and legal rights  no access to education, secure employment or a personal bank account  bribery and eviction by local police Puja speaking with family members
  • 10. Stage 1 of Project H.E.L.P serves to meet the urgent medical and nutritional needs of the children, provide safe drinking water, adequate sanitation, shelter and basic training in health and hygiene. Stage 2 focuses on the Brighter Futures Study Centre to provides a safe and clean environment for the development of infants/toddlers and basic numeracy and literacy Skills for the other children to get them ready for admission into the formal schooling system. In addition to academic study, extra curricular activities such as art, crafts and music are organised from the study centre to develop the children’s creativity and confidence. FOUR STEPS TO FREEDOM Rahul KaranJyoti
  • 11. LAF also seek to empower the community of Kalyanpuri Slum by providing the opportunity to earn a livelihood with dignity. Stage 3 involves the Brighter Futures Vocational Training Program and Microfinance Initiative to assist parents of the children secure employment or start a small business. The final stage of Project H.E.L.P will see the resettlement of all 110 families to safe, secure housing. Upon gaining regular employment LAF will guide the parents through the process of applying for housing assistance through local government programs. Hritvik GulshanKajal
  • 12. STAGE 1 – HEALTH Stage 1 improves the lives of the 75 vulnerable children of Kalyanpuri Slum through the provision of urgent medical care, safe drinking water, nutritional supplementation, adequate shelter and sanitation via: a complete medical examination/blood tests and detailed report for each child hospital admission for children suffering acute conditions micronutrient supplementation program as recommended by the doctor/nutrition specialist two medical check ups per annum for each child regular visits by qualified healthcare workers to assist the mothers with home based infant care and malnutrition management set up hand washing stations provision of nutritious school lunches as recommended by the nutritionist provision of blankets, basic cooking equipment and fuel provision of lentils, rice, wheat, vegetables, eggs and milk via food sponsorship
  • 13. STAGE 2 - EDUCATION Stage 2 establishes the Brighter Futures Study Centre to provide a secure, clean location to facilitate the development of eleven infants/toddlers and informal education for children aged 5-16 night shelter for vulnerable women and elderly people a suitable environment to train the mothers in malnutrition management, basic first aid, reproductive health and disease prevention
  • 14.  provision of school uniforms, shoes, stationery and text books  offer vocational training to older children depending on their desire to continue studying or receive skills training  enrolment of the children who are ready into the formal school system for the commencement of the 2015 academic year  continue informal education at the study centre for the children not yet ready to attend school in 2015
  • 15. STAGE 3 - LIVELIHOOD The livelihood stage of Project H.E.L.P aims to bring hope, confidence and future independence to the residents of Kalyanpuri Slum by assisting parents of the children secure employment or start a small business through the Brighter Futures Vocational Training Program and Microfinance Initiative. Training and employment opportunities would include reputed clothing companies with a proven CSR record and a car washing and terrace gardening initiative in partnership with large apartment blocks in nearby affluent suburbs. Shavan with his parents Shanti and Sonu
  • 16. STAGE 4 - POSSIBILITIES Stage 4 involves LACH working with local authorities and NGO’s in the resettlement of the children and their families to secure, low cost housing as soon as possible. This will mark the beginning of real possibilities for the children Kalyanpuri Slum and the chance for their families to live a quality of life they have only ever dreamed of. Balli and Nisha with Shivam
  • 17. Over the past three years, LAF has worked hard to build a trusted relationship with all members of the Kalyanpuri Slum community and carried out extensive interviews to ensure that Project H.E.L.P’s strategy is aligned with the interests and motivations of the community and has the blessing of community leaders. Our vision is to increase the security, mobility, and overall capacity of all community Members to ensure they are able to live a life of dignity and provide the best education for their children for generations to come. Puja Srivastava speaking with some of the women and children Mohit Raj (LAF volunteer) with (Laxmi (mother) and children Kareena, Zareena, Reena
  • 18. ACHIVEMENTS TO DATE 1. Brighter Futures Study Centre / women’s night shelter established next to the slum in association with the local NGO Sadiq Masih and NDMC government office 2. Brighter Futures Vocational Training Centre established in nearby Mayur Vihar 3. provision of clean drinking water from the study centre (75L per month) 4. provision of portable toilet facilities
  • 19. 5. provision of medical care for acute cases. 6. awareness campaigns on the importance of health, hygiene & education. 8. regular visits to the slum by two healthcare workers to educate the children and their parents on preventative healthcare and hygiene. 9. Training of mothers in slum based infant care & malnutrition management. 10. weekly spraying of mosquito repellant. 11. regular distribution of hygiene kits and clothing.
  • 20. 13. extra-curricular activities including art, craft, music and dance. 12. daily provision of nutritious snacks for the children from the study centre.
  • 21. 14. advanced vocational training for older children via the newly established TECH CURVES program router configuration networking cabling, wiring etc SMPS repair operating system installation software installation mobile repairing website design/development Photoshop 15. Future employment opportunities in the IT sector include back-office support, data entry, web design and computer maintenance
  • 22. MONITORING & REPORTING An internal LAF audit is conducted every quarter and an independent audit conducted annually for submission to LAF governing board members, sponsors and stakeholders and Forget Me Not Children’s Home Australia. The annual LAF report and associated financial statements are made available to all members of the LAF and FMN governing board, sponsors and other stakeholders at the closure of each financial year.
  • 23. HELP US HELP THEM
  • 24. BUILDING BRIGHTER FUTURES

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