About 19 years ago, a group of 5 people came together for a good reason – to dedicate their resources, time and skills in reaching out to those children who were engaged in labour and their families were in need, We started with 150 children of vegetable vendors in Okhla vegetable market area, New Delhi with an aim to mitigate child labor and mainstream those children with school for the sake of availing regular education irrespective of their status, caste, creed and religion.
The vision of the organization is to develop a society for conducting programmes of welfare and development the commons with emphasis on socially deprived community to undertake all such activities that would promote change and transformation in the society in the area related to Education, life skills, health and social economic reforms for sustainable and uncountable development.
EFRAH-Empowerment for Rehabilitation Academic & Health is a society started in 1997 for social transforming and came in legal existence in 1999 with a mission “to work for the holistic development of people living in dehumanized and deprived situation in the society without any discrimination on the basis of caste, creed and religion”. EFRAH believes in the basic capacities of people to develop as useful citizens capable of managing their affairs and contributing towards the development of community with active participation of people with exhaustive intervention in the field of Education (Facilitating children through learning centers & mainstreaming those children with school, Advocating Right to Education Act implementation and importance of social & financial education), Life Skills and Livelihood (Vocational Training, Self Help Group formation, Micro Finance & placement of students capacitated through vocational training), Health (RCH Awareness & HIV/AIDS prevention), Disaster Risk Reduction (Awareness and increased coping capacity to shocks induced to disaster) and Rights (Advocacy for Child Rights, domestic violence and sexual harassment related to Adolescent girls/Women). At community level, we organize peer groups and orient/capacitate them for concerned matters along with group management.
Our capacity to carry out the project is our 19 year rapport with the community and our experience to implement several community development programs, especially in the area of education and women empowerment. EFRAH is functioning through child centered community development approach and advocacy is a part of our each program. We adopted “education and rights” as a tool for social change particularly among informal economy sector as well as unorganized community.
OUR CORE VALUES
Vision-To build a society based on promoting socio-economic justice, social sensitivity and empowerment of deprived groups, to enable them to become self-reliant and work collectively for social change.
Mission-EFRAH is committed to the holistic development of people living in dehumanized and deprived conditions in the society, without any discrimination on the basis of caste, creed and religion.
Objective- To help in the all-round development of deprived and disadvantaged sections of the society, particularly women and children belonging to the rural and urban communities through education, health, environment, social and economic development, irrespective of caste, creed and religion.
Impact- We have reached out to this many and we have been able to enrich this many lives and are still counting.
Work At- All our activities are targeted towards promoting empowerment of the vulnerable and marginalized sections of the society, by making available resources and services and ensuring that the services provided are used effectively. At present, we are working in Madanpur Khadar J.J. Colony, Ali Vihar, Badarpur, Gautampuri, Jaitpur, Okhla Industrial Area, Sangam Vihar, Tughlakabad Extension, Shaheen Bagh, Batla House, MCD schools of West Zone and Uttar Pradesh (Noida, Auraiyah & Etawah district).