Aangan Trust

Poverty and lack of opportunities for employment, education, and recreation, lead youth living in urban slums in Mumbai to engage in illegal activities, with youth crime increasing by 40% over the last decade. Aangan Trust was founded in 2002 to address the needs of institutionalized youth and has since broadened its scope to address the needs of at-risk young people, using different strategies for young women and young men, before they get in trouble.

EMpower’s fifth grant to Aangan Trust has boys from 4 centres in Mumbai complete an intensive ‘graduation program’ which will strengthen the resilience of boys who have been typecast as troublemakers through mentoring, the development of life plans to articulate educational goals and other aspirations, group work that teaches them how to cope with their tough environments, and opportunities to organize and participate in community events.

India Contact: Shailja Mehta Contact Email: shailja@aanganindia.org  Website: www.aanganindia.com Year Established: 2002