AROH Foundation is a leading national-level NGO strengthening Government welfare programmes and CSR initiatives of several PSEs and corporate by providing total integrated solutions - consulting, planning and implementing - for sustainable, inclusive development and growth for the needy and marginalized communities in 18 states of India.
The uniqueness of AROH Foundation lies in its understanding and approach towards social development, for creating successful models which seek sustainability, availability, accountability, transparency, credibility and effective leadership, which has been enriched by an experience spanning over two decades. AROH is an ISO 9001:2008 Certified organisation with its management governance structure having an inbuilt audit and evaluation mechanism to ensure optimization of resources for the highest social return on investment.
While working in sectors of Education, Livelihoods, Health and Sanitation and Renewable Energy, AROH has also been successfully implementing integrated village development programmes in various states of India. The organization has so far directly benefitted more than a lakh of beneficiaries through its various programmes in the past two decades.
Our successful social development programmes, such as PADHO aur BADHO, RISE, GARIMA, UDAAN and UTKARSH are being hailed as role models by all concerned stakeholders and AROH Foundation has emerged as one of the most sought-after brand in the sector for providing integrated end-to-end social development options to key CSR players.
AROH seeks a world where people live in dignity and security and there are equal opportunities for all. The vision is for the empowerment of the underprivileged and deprived communities and to see that their development creates a productive force for the process of national development.
To provide effective assistance to the underprivileged, weak and poor people and communities, especially women, in rural and semi-rural areas and slums by way of developing their life-skills, economic-skills and socio cultural-skills and making them self-reliant. AROH’s overarching mission is to create an equitable society where all human beings coexist with dignity.
Dr Neelam Gupta, the Founder President and CEO of AROH Foundation, a national level NGO providing education and livelihood opportunities to thousands of marginalized and deprived people across several states of India was a recipient of University Gold Medal for excellence in studies. She did her Ph.D. in Agricultural Sciences and has done extensive research and writing in the field of education in collaboration with prestigious bodies like UNESCO, MHRD, ICSSR, etc.
Versha Gupta, a senior computer professional, works with corporate clients to develop computing platform architecture solutions within their organizations. After graduating in Maths Honours from the reputed Lady Shriram College of Delhi, she pursued post-graduation in Maths from IIT Delhi. With over 25 years of professional and practical experience in computer technology, she is also a popular software trainer and speaker for initiating users into software applications.
Anupama Jain, a M.Com graduate and a teacher by profession has spent more than 15 years in teaching in schools of repute and has been closely involved in the management of the Foundation and has actively taken part in implementing aspects of educational projects.
Shirley Jain, a lawyer by profession took to extensive social work on her own and has, for the past twenty years, voluntarily involved herself in helping out the people in need by counselling them by providing legal assistance to poor and needy women to sort out their problems.
Dr Veena Khanduri, possessing Ph.D in Environmental Biology has more than 19 years of work experience in Monitoring & Evaluation of Social and Rural Development Projects. Currently associated with IWP as Regional Council member of GWP-South Asia from 2006 has become part of the board to extend support in implementing the social projects.
Dr Anita Priyadarshini, working as an Associate Professor at the Indira Gandhi National Open University has over 27 years of work experience in the area of education, literacy and adult education and initiated the Open Basic Education Project for development of Equivalency Programmes for out-of-school children and adults. She has been trained in adult literacy at the International Literacy Institute, Philadelphia.
Dr Poonam Bala, possessing a doctorate degree in Sociology from University of Edinburg (UK), and post doctoral experience from University of London, has experience in research and evaluation mechanism. She has taught at various prestigious institutions in India, Canada and the US. She has authored several books and research articles based on sociological issues and CSR challenges. Her skills would enable the team to design and develop formats and techniques on assessment and evaluation required
Dr Gupta wears many hats, being a gold medallist and a highly qualified agricultural scientist, as well as a successful entrepreneur before realising her dream of setting up AROH in 2001. Since then she’s been a spirited leader of AROH and has been responsible for steering the organization to achieve its goals and objectives towards realising its vision of the best organization in the social sector. She has inculcated commitment and sincerity towards work as hallmarks of the organization and integrated the use of technology to bring transparency through information sharing.
After graduating from Lady Shriram College of Delhi, she pursued post-graduation in Maths from IIT Delhi and has gathered rich experience in researching, designing, developing, and evaluating programming environments from the perspectives of human-computer interaction and learning. She’s able to provide leadership and guidance for better implementation of projects. She conducts regular workshops to make AROH’s team tech savvy and ensures that all employees use the computers and web technology for their day-to-day affairs which not only improves staff efficiency, but also gives an edge to the organisation.
A Management graduate with dedication and determination and more than 8 years of experience has carved a niche executing the skill development vertical of AROH. Her work towards shaping the future of the youths is commendable.
A compassionate professional with more than 14 years of experience in the HR domain has developed well defined guidelines in addressing the HR functions of the Foundation
An expert in the sector, with an overarching aim to help the less privileged section of the society has designed and developed mechanisms to strengthen the livelihood opportunities of the identified communities
A true core computer professional with in depth knowledge on designing, developing, Coding and Database Management has created a robust ERP & MIS mechanism for various programme’s, has helped in identifying the outcomes in an easy to access manner.
A financial analyst with acumen in accounting principles, with 7 years of experience has spearheaded the accounting team to a great height.
Her passion towards children development particularly, the vulnerable ones by bringing them under the fold of education is laudable.