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  Project Name


Youth education program



Apne Aap Womens Collective



education - child







  Budget Approved


$ 3000


  Year Approved








  Chapter Coordinators


Sudha Nagavarapu







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Apne Aap<apostrophe>s agenda is to organise women and work with men to end gender-based violence, particularly the trafficking of women and children for prostitution in South Asia. The proposed project, "Youth Educational Programme", is for providing vocational training
and education to children of sex workers with the aim of stopping the process of these children joining gangs and/or being pushed into sex work. This project involves running regular training sessions in three subjects-areas with the help of trainers from the surrounding area willing to come to their Centre to instruct the youth. The goal of this programme is to prepare the children for school, for further study or for the workplace.





The education program was modified to include a nutrition component, following a site visit and discussion. The center now operates tuitions, where children of sex workers are provided after-school assistance for Hindi and Marathi-medium syllabi. Sewing class and other vocational training is also offered.





The proposed project is to be seen as a component towards fulfilling the overall goals of Apne Aap, which are listed below: Short-Term Goals: 1. The Drop-In Centre should be a safe house for women and girls in the community 2. Apne Aap members should be leaders and peer educators against the trafficking of women and children 3. Skills development and credit for women looking for alternative employment 4. Offer daily nutritional supplements 5. Health and legal referrals 6. Assist them in obtaining rationing cards. Medium-Term Goals Include: 1. Care and support for children of the community orphaned by AIDS 2. Re-creating masculinities of men and boys in the community through workshops, discussions and manuals 3. In-house nurses and lawyers available 4. Summer camps for the children and women Long-Term Goals Include: 1. Change in legislation to restore rights to the community 2. Publications/Movies by leaders from Apne Aap 3. Farming co-operative for women and girls from the community 4. Regional base for Apne Aap in South Asia 5. In-house facilities and training and support for children from the community including job placement 6. Change the way people look at sex and its relation to the powerlessness of girls



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