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Butterfly- Child Welfare Program

Ideaology

Unable to afford basic human needs like thirst, food, and shelter, parents living in poverty are often left with no choice than to catapult their children into the same unjust world of child labour that they themselves have grown up in. Few are able to barely save money and admit their child into a school, where the child faces difficulties owing to years of inequality.

Lakshyam vowed to right these wrongs and ensure that the human rights of these children are no longer violated. Basic Education is the human right of every individual as laid down in the International Human Rights Law by the United Nations. Butterfly- Child Welfare and Education program was established to provide comprehensive assistance to impoverished children through a learning program focusing on textual and practical knowledge as well as personality development. Butterfly is a symbol of freedom – freedom from the clutches of inequality and child labour.

Strategy

Functioning at the Grassroot level, bringing education to the footsteps of their home. Lakshyam’s remedial and bridge center provides free of cost tutorials. The children are taught subjects such as Hindi, English and Mathematics, in purview of methodically filling in the gaps in formal education; as well as positive healthy habits of cleanliness, hygiene and discipline. Ranging from menstrual sanitation to child healthcare, every aspect is meticulously taken care of. Recreational activities such as dance competitions, painting, magic shows, puppet shows etc play a major role in child welfare at Lakshyam.

We try to bring children who are involved in various professions like ragpicking , begging , toy selling and sshoe polishing along with kids who are drop outs or have never been to school because of one reason or other and put them to our cenre. We aim that the child is enrolled in the formal school or an open school within 3 years of our intervention.

The ultimate aim being the child is reaching till standard 5Th as that has become a mandate for all the skill based programs.

Impact

STATE AREA BENEFICIARIES
UTTAR PRADESH GHAZIABAD 100
DELHI VASANT KUNJ 120 (Completed)
DELHI VASANT KUNJ 60
DELHI ANAND PARBAT 85
JHARKHAND RANCHI 140
MADHYA PRADESH UJJAIN 50
TOTAL – 555

Toy Library

Ideaology

We all have fond memories of playing with toys in our childhood, be it a plastic soldier, remote control car, favourite jigsaw puzzle, or superhero/princess figurine. Children of slum dwellers, street children or kids staying in remote villages often are devoid of this experience altogether. They have to settle for makeshift toys made from tyres, plastic bottle, sticks, rope – whatsoever limited things they have around them.

Education on its own can not foster holistic development in a child, toys play a crucial role as well. They help the child in exploring and making sense of the world around him. They boost the child’s imagination and creativity skills. They allow the child to emotionally relate to others through imaginative play and roleplaying with friends. When children are feeling distressed, they often find comfort in their favourite toys.

Strategy

This is why Lakshyam NGO started the initiative Lakshyam Toy Library – which
aims to bring back the essence and innocence of childhood in lives of the underprivileged children. A safe spacious setting is provided wherein the child has the freedom to explore and engage in imaginative play. Educational Toys, Games, and Books, such as – cars, bikes, soft toys, dolls, are also provided to help the children in their growth and development.

Lakshyam set up its first toy library 10 years ago with thousands of toys collected from various schools across Delhi. We have been able to expand to 17 cities throughout the country. In each city, the donated toys, educational games, and books were put up in a library, free for children to play with. Children can access them whenever and however they want. Teachers often engage the children by reading them storybooks as they flip through the pages – spellbound by the colorful imagery.

Impact

STATE NGO BENEFICIARIES
DELHI LAKSHYAM 210
GHAZIABAD           (UTTAR PRADESH) LAKSHYAM 150
TAMIL NADU LITERATE’S WELFARE ASSOCIATION (LAW)- KADAMALAIKUNDU 125 +
KARNATAKA VIKASANA ORGANISATION FOR EDUCATION & SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT (TARIKERE, CHIKMAGALUR) 100
JHARKHAND ASHA AND LAKSHYAM 200
UTTARAKHAND ST. STEPHENS’ SCHOOL (NAINITAL) 220
JAMMU AND KASHMIR 2 CENTRES – 1.BAL ASHRAM 2. NARI NIKETAN 75
RAJASTHAN 5 CENTRES- KHUSHIYAA (UDAIPUR)1. UDAIPUR 2. UBESHWARJI 3. UMARDA 4. UNDRI 5. KODIYAT 150
GUJARAT GRAM VIKAS TRUST BHARUCH (DAHEJ) 135+
TAMIL NADU EDUCATION, COMMUNICATION AND DEVELOPMENT TRUST (EDUCATR)- MADURAI 441
TAMIL NADU VALLAR EDUCATIONAL TRUST (VILUPPURAM) 161
UTTAR PRADESH THE GOOD HARVEST SCHOOL (LUCKNOW) 30
KARNATAKA GUBBACHI LEARNING COMMUNITY ( BENGALURU ) 106
KARNATAKA SRI BABA KANNADA AND TAMIL HIGHER PRIMARY SCHOOL (BANGALORE) 63
MADHYA PRADESH LAKSHYAM CENTRE – NEHRU ADARSH PUBLIC SCHOOL (BHOPAL) 85
ASSAM MAGHUAPARA LPS AND ANGANWADI CENTRE (KAMRUP) 70
TELANGANA CARE WARRIORS FOUNDATION (HYDERABAD) 50
DELHI ENACTUS, SHRI RAM COLLEGE OF COMMERCE (NEW DELHI) 17
MADHYA PRADESH 3 CENTRES- (UJJAIN) 1. PRAM NAGAR 2. NEELGANGA 3. EKTA COMPLEX 95
HIMACHAL PRADESH GOVT. PRIMARY SCHOOL, GATARI (DHARAMSALA) 78
GUJRAT GRAM VIKAS TRUST (BARUCH) 82
TELANGANA YOUNGISTAAN FOUNDATION (HYDERABAD) 110
MAHARASHTRA AASRA WELFARE ASSOCIATION (AASRA  ABHIYASKA) 25
KASHMIR
TOTAL 2778

Rooh – Awakening Women’s Soul

Ideaology

Women in India have to endure many ordeals in their day-to-day lives. For centuries women of all generations have had to struggle to be treated as equals. Gender inequality is reflected in India’s low ranking on the Gender Inequality Index released by the UNDP, in 2016 India ranked 130 out of 146. Furthermore, UNDP’s Human Development Index (HDI) 2015 highlighted that with respect to gender inequality, only Afghanistan fares worse than India among South Asian countries. On every parameter of the gender inequality index (GII), India lags behind even both of its neighbouring countries, Pakistan and Bangladesh.

Strategy

We vowed to bridge the gap created due to centuries of oppression. This is how Rooh – Awakening Women’s soul was started. Rooh meaning the spirit, is a strategically developed, three-tier project that aims at strengthening a woman’s demeanor towards life itself. Beginning from the roots, the first step is to provide remedial education to their children so that they do not live a similar life; second is to provide exposure along with professional training, and third is equipping them with a platform where their skilled products can be exhibited and sold. Women are taught professional and vocational skills focussed in stitching and tailoring in order to assist them in generating self-employment and a means of income in an effort to make them self-reliant and empowered. Renowned professionals of the country personally deliver these workshops while a few have also hired these women to work under them. The products curated by them are showcased in various stores such as – Shahnaz with Love, Study by Janak, Varun Bahl Designer store. All the proceeds are handed to the women who crafted the product.

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The program is also inclusive of their needs surrounding sanitation and menstrual hygiene. Health awareness campaigns for women are organized every now and then which range from the importance of iodine in salt to spreading awareness about causes of Breast Cancer. All the health awareness and camps are done in association with various other partners.

Lakshyam’s struggle has so far enabled a significant number of women to support their families. It has liberated women in the matter social rights, and well-deserved respect. Today, our reach has widened to several parts of the country.

Impact

STATE AREA BENEFICIARIES
DELHI VASANT KUNJ 30
JHARKHAND NAGRI VILLAGE 160
JHARKHAND MAHILONG VILLAGE 80
UP GHAZIABAD 60
TOTAL – 330

Project Aarogya – Healthcare to all

Ideaology

Despite India’s booming economy, poor do not get access to basic healthcare. Being poor and sick should not mean that one is sentenced to death. World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that almost 30% of the world population lacks access to essential medicines and the cost of pharmaceuticals is the main reason which hampers its access to the poor. Therefore, in order to pave a way for generic drugs to penetrate in rural areas in order to improve health standards of the country, Lakshyam and Enactus Ramjas initiated Project Aarogya (the state of being healthy or disease free).

Our vision is simple – bringing affordable healthcare to the doors of those who are in dire need of it, and to bridge the gap between affordable healthcare and it’s access. We want to improve health and reduce illness through patient centered quality healthcare that is accessible and seamless, comprehensive, appropriate and cost-effective; in an environment of continuous learning and relevant research.

Strategy

The Aarogya healthcare centers aim at establishing retail of generic medicines in villages across Delhi – NCR. Generic medicines are those medicines which have the same chemical composition, effects and side effects, as that of branded medicines but can cost as low as 50% of its branded counterpart. This allows the poor and the destitute to afford life-saving medicines. The project is also involves Sensitization Campaigns, Health Camps, and Diagnostic Collection Centre.

Our first Aarogya Centre in Hapur, Ghaziabad has impacted 5000+ lives till now. The pharmacy setup in Ghaziabad is bringing healthcare to the doorsteps of those who need it the most. Earlier the residents had to travel kilometres to Seelampur to buy medicines. The branded medicines are often expensive, as the residents don’t have a means of transport they had to either walk a long distance in the severe weather or spend 40 rs to reach there. Basically they had to spend time and money that they did not have. They live on a daily wage and could not afford to travel for such a distance, which often forced them to live with their physical ailments. However, our pharmacy enables them to buy generic medicines that are effective at low rates.

Through the TeleSwasthya initiative of Project Aarogya, we incorporated the principles of digital technology into the sphere of health care. By means of video conferencing, the remote areas devoid of proper health care provisions, now have the residents communicating with the most proficient of doctors to discuss and have their ailments looked after, as well as receive enlightenment on the measures to be adhered to for a healthy lifestyle. All this, at the best degree of convenience they can have at their disposal.

Impact

We are proud to say that Project Aarogya has brought a positive impact in the lives of 2500+ families.

STATE AREA BENEFICIARIES
DELHI ANAND PARBAT 500+ FAMILIES
UTTAR PRADESH GHAZIABAD 2000+ FAMILIES
TOTAL – 2500 FAMILIES

Where we work

Lakshyam works to fulfill basic human needs of the destitute (with a special focus on women and children) and empower them through its four major programs, Rooh, Butterfly, Toy Library, and Aarogya. Lakshyam’s continuous efforts, kind donors, determined volunteers are together helping to fulfil its mission towards an environment of equality and freedom. Lakshyam identifies communities which are in dire need of an intervention. We provide aid in order to strengthen the community to a level that they are able to sustain themselves without any outside intervention in future. Following is a glimpse of the areas where we work.

J J Basti, Delhi

This was our first centre which we have closed after being there for 5 years as we believed that community was aware enough to send their next generation of children to school , their collaborative health camps were tied up , women were employed and empowered and 90% of the children were going to the nearest govt school.

Sindhi Basti, Delhi

Majorly the entire community works in traffic signal either begging or selling toys as a source of their livelihood. This is a new baby for Lakshyam and the condition is really bad. Around 200 families are staying in tents over 20 years with no access to basic water. They have to buy water to drink or wash so eventually they don’t take bath for 10 days or wash their hands after going to toilets or wash utensils. Only 7 children go to school in the entire Basti. We have been working here since last 2 year.

Arthala, Ghaziababd, Uttar Pradesh

Community comprising majorly ragpickers and daily wage workers. Around 70 children since last 2 years wherein we are targeting to put 15 most bright children to a private school as govt school in this area just as a name with no education. Education level in form of school enrollments is quite low , none of our students go to a formal school. Like in earlier Basti they don’t have water in this area electricity is a major issue. We have completed 3 years of our work in this area. Along with children the women here specialized in tailoring and are manufacturing 5000 cloth bags every month.

Anand Parbhat, Delhi

Lakshyam NGO in association with Police Station Anand Parbat launched a Social Welfare Project for the upliftment of communities living in Anand Parbat, New Delhi. The project is powered by Enactus Ramjas College which includes various initiatives that are designed with a vision to provide good health, education and empowerment to the not so privileged people living in Anand Parbat. The juvenile delinquents are also provided education in an effort to better rehabilitate them into the society.

Ujjain, Madhya Pradesh

No access to a proper formal school for kms , Lakshyam school acts a only hope for around 65 children in the outskirts of Ujjain.

Ranchi, Jharkhand

Lakshyam has adopted a school in Mahua Toli, Namkom, Ranchi. Children belonging to the backward classes are provided remedial education in this centre. We aim to mainstream them into regular schools.Follwed women of same community are targeted to be empowered and employed.

Address details:

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Contact details:

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