PHOTOGRAPHY BASED THERAPY WORKSHOPS

ANJALI HOUSE

ANGKOR PHOTO FESTIVAL, CAMBODIA

Anjali House began life as a project of the Angkor Photo Association (a registered non-profit association in France – Reg No: W751202186), and Angkor Photography Festival Association in Cambodia (Reg No: 1391SPN). In 2005, a group of photographers got together to promote photography and highlight humanitarian issues in Southeast Asia. APA wanted to produce a regional photo festival but, in an area of so much deprivation, they also wanted to include some of the people who live in this remarkable and wonderful part of the world.

Anjali began with a one-off dance troupe, lead by Sangeeta Isvaran, and a photography workshop initiated by Magnum photographer Antoine d’Agata. The children were encouraged away from the streets, and at the end of the week they performed their dance routine and exhibited their photographs to an international audience. With rapt applause they found a sense of empowerment, pride and personal achievement.

Galvanized by the difference that first week made, APA was inspired to further extend its help, and began to provide education and practical support to Siem Reap’s street children and engage with their parents.

The seeds of those efforts grew into the Anjali House of today. While close ties remain with the Angkor Photo Festival which provides annual photography workshops for our kids, Anjali House is now its own organization with its own leadership.

AAROHAN

DELHI PHOTO FESTIVAL, NEW DELHI

Aarohan is a non-governmental organization registered in 2005 under the Society Registration Act, 1860 of India. The Head Office is located in Malviya Nagar, South Delhi- which serves as epicenter of its programs and activities.

AAROHAN is mainly working in the area of education for underprivileged children of the society, women and other community members living in difficult circumstances- children of -daily wage migrant labors, suffering from terminal diseases; from rural/tribal areas and also transgender community.

It focuses on Education,Nutrition, Health, Vocational training For women and youth. Co-curricular activities, advocacy and awareness building - child education, retention of child in school and skill training (supporting them to the logical end), girl child and gender issues being the core of its programmatic actions. Career counseling for holistic development and facilitating gainful employment is integral part of our programmes. The organization’s approach is different in the sense it takes upon it the parental responsibilities. It strives to provide  support to their needs to complete their education till children become self reliant. Mothers’ literacy and empowerment (social, economic and financial) is critical to educating a child - is accorded importance among organization’s initiatives. Community sensitization and soliciting its cooperation is integral part of the program interventions.

VIDYA AND CHILD

NOIDA, INDIA

Vidya & Child works to bridge the gap for those children who have little or no access to education. It was started in 1998 with the objective of providing a creative learning environment for the underprivileged children. It caters to children from Nursery to Class XII & beyond. Most of the children are first generation learners and have parents who work as domestic servants, rickshaw pullers, industrial workers, plumbers & street vendors.

Vidya & Child offers a holistic approach through intensive Life Skills and Arts & Performing Arts along with academic, financial & mentoring support. It helps each child to explore and identify their uniqueness within.

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