ARUN promote its aims and objectives through the following programs (see our mission).



The Rainbow Home Program- Association For Rural and Urban Needy (ARUN)

The Rainbow Homes Program – ARUN – aims to protect, care for, educate and empower our most disadvantaged children. These include children who live on city streets; orphaned, abandoned, and violence-affected children; working children; children of farmer – suicide and starvation families; and children of sex workers. We strive to ensure that these children access their rights in loving, open and safe residential care homes in government schools and buildings; and for them to grow into happy, responsible and caring citizens.

Association for Rural and Urban Needy (ARUN) works with marginalized communities in urban and rural areas particularly with Dalits, Safai Karmacharis, Children Without Adult Care and Distressed Communities that are victims of homelessness; by establishing supportive, caring systems that will ensure freedom from hunger, violence and deprivation and enable a life of peace, social integration, harmony and dignity. ARUN runs the Rainbow Homes Program with diverse partners in many cities across India.



Safai Karmachari Liberation Program (SKLP)

The Safai Karmachari Liberation program committed to the total eradication of manual scavenging and the rehabilitation of all scavengers for dignified occupations. The SKLP 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 SKLP 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’. SKLP empowers movements and organizations involved in liberation of  safai karmacharis at national and state levels.





Empowerment of Youth