ARUN works through the following platforms in rural and urban India to promote its aims and objectives (see our mission).
The Rainbow Home program secures the basic rights of the girl child through guaranteed education, nutrition, clothing, health care, recreation, love, and support to ensure their reintegration into mainstream Indian society. The girls are enrolled in regular school programs and age appropriate classes, usually after a short period of remedial teaching as well as by a wide volunteer base and buddy programs with children/students in more privileged schools. The Rainbow Program also acts as a catalyst in the community, encouraging other school drop-outs and poor children from nearby slums and shanties to attend school without fear of stigma and reproachment.
The Rainbow Homes program works with 23 partners, including:
Aashray Home Away From Home
Andhra Pradesh Mahila Welfare Society
Association for Promoting Social Action
Association for the Social Reformation, Integration, & Thought of Health Awareness
Sannihita Centre for Women & Girl Children Society
Crescent Rural Development Society
Visit the Rainbow Homes website here.
Safai Karmachari Andolan (SKA)
The SKA is a national movement committed to the total eradication of manual scavenging and the rehabilitation of all scavengers for dignified occupations. The SKA works to document instances of illegal manual scavenging and bring these to the attention of the government, and to assist scavengers in seeking rehabilitation schemes from the government. While primarily focusing on the rights of manual scavengers, the SKA is also committed to working with all those engaged in ‘unclean’ occupations such as sewage workers, pit workers, and sweepers who fall within the ambit of ‘safai karmacharis’.
Visit the Safai Karmachari Andolan website here.
Empowerment of Youth