What We Do

To achieve its overarching goal of poverty alleviation, AROH Foundation takes up various multisectoral programmes spread across the country. While aiming for holistic development of a village or community, need-based interventions are designed for the communities covered.

Renewable Energy

Renewable energy sources and technologies have potential to provide solutions to the long-standing energy problems being faced by the developing countries. AROH Foundation provides renewable energy solutions to overcome energy shortage in its areas of operation.

Solar Street Lights are installed in villages suffering from inadequate power supply. Solar water pumps are being installed in areas to provide access to water.

Solar water pumps with borewells are being installed in several villages facing water and electricity scarcity.

Skill Development

AROH runs various programmes for imparting employable skills to poor rural and urban youth in various states under the schemes of government of India and corporate social responsibility initiatives. Skills development can reduce unemployment, raise incomes, and improve standards of living. AROH has so far trained more than 60,000 youth and women in various trades and engaged them in gainful employment.

AROH Foundation is one of the reputed implementing agencies for Government of India's prestigious DDUGKY Programme to provide livelihood opportunities and job-placement for BPL rural youth and women.

AROH works with communities to ensure that families in extreme poverty have the skills they need to enhance their income. Various need-based and interest-based skills are imparted to poor and marginalized people in both farm-based and non-farm based activities.

Education

Better Schools, Better Learning

We believe that education is the most powerful driver of development and is one of the strongest instruments for reducing poverty and improving health, gender equality, peace, and stability.

AROH supports a three pronged action to ensure quality education for all:

  • Improve learning outcomes
  • Improve school infrastructure for better learning experience
  • Align actors, such as teachers, SMCs, communities, to make the system work for learning.

AROH has pioneered programmes like Padho aur Badho and RISE (Remedial Innovation in School Education) to improve the learning outcomes of children and capacity building of teachers covering more than 50000 children in the past years.

School infrastructure support has been provided to more than 200 schools in various states. Based on the need assessment study, the works done in schools include repair and renovation, BALA Paintings, Teaching Learning Materials, Smart Classrooms, Installation of swings and slides, Sports material, setting up libraries, Water and sanitation facilities,, etc.

Women Empowerment

Empowering women to participate fully in economic life across all sectors is essential to improve the quality of life for women, men, families and communities, to build stronger economies and to achieve internationally agreed goals for development and sustainability.

AROH works with a special focus on women's empowerment and provides skills development and employment linkages to thousands of women across the nation.

Project GARIMA is AROH’s pioneering initiative designed for skill development of women in various traditional and modern trades with an objective of socio economic development of women and to make them self-reliant.

Women empowerment is also done through dedicated programmes for adult literacy, financial literacy, health, hygiene and sanitation, and other such awareness programmes.

Sanitation

AROH has joined hands to meet the ambitious targets of the Indian government’s Swachh Bharat Mission which plans to eliminate open defecation by 2019.

Based on the results of need assessment, toilets are constructed in schools having none or inadequate toilet facility. Defunct and unused school toilets are repaired and put to good use, thereby saving resources.

AROH also builds individual household latrines to create ODF villages. So far more than 10,000 IHHL units have been constructed by AROH.

Health and Hygiene

Through its various programmes, AROH undertakes to improve the health of all sections of community, with a special focus on women and children.

Various preventive and promotive healthcare interventions are taken up in both rural and urban areas.

Awareness and support is provided for vaccination, immunization, health check up and diagnostic camps, adolescent health, dental health, etc. with an objective of reducing occurrence of diseases and mortality in poor and marginalized communities.

Various projects taken up by AROH focus on the health and wellbeing of the poor and backward rural communities, by improving access to safe water, improved sanitation condition, better hygiene practices, proper waste management and better kitchen management.

Rural Development

The main objective of rural development has been to remove poverty of the people and fill the widened gap between the rich and the poor. This has been also vocalized in the policy of the government which says: said, ‘Rural poverty alleviation has been the primary concern in the economic planning and development process of the country … rural development which encompasses the entire gamut of improvement in the overall quality of life in the rural areas can be achieved through eradication of poverty in rural areas.’

AROH Foundation takes up holistic rural development activities to achieve the overarching objective of reducing poverty. The activities include education, healthcare, skill development, agriculture, natural resource management, water and sanitation, financial inclusion and literacy, etc.

More than 60 villages are being covered by the Holistic Rural Development Programme in 3 states of India.

Access to Water

Water is the most essential element to life and debates are endless on every of its dimension, from the way it is consumed, governed or managed to the very sensitive questions of water access and water usage related conflicts.

Water is a powerful driver for human development. Without access to potable water, no economic development is viable. Access to health, education and autonomy of women all dramatically depend on safe water access. Under all our programmes , water represents a priority for fostering development in needy communities. AROH Foundation takes up various need-based interventions to provide access to water to the communities and village having inadequate or no water supply. Solar Water pumps have been installed at nearly 150 locations in villages reeling under acute water shortage. Potable water supply has been provided to several villages. Access to water for drinking, hygiene and sanitation has been priority area for us.

Natural Resource Management

India is a land of unlimited natural resources. However, over the last few decades, ignorance and indiscriminate use of resources has led to not only scarcity of resources, but has also adversely affected the lives of people.

AROH Foundation takes up the task of building and augmenting natural resources to help communities towards sustainable livelihoods and environmental sustainability.

Various activities like building and revamping water bodies, water harvesting, soil conservation and soil health management, improvement in green cover, sustainable agricultural practices, etc are taken up extensively to support thousands of villagers towards social, economic and environmental benefits.