AROH Foundation is a leading, national-level NGO in India, working towards empowering marginalized and underprivileged communities through sustainable development, as the preferred impact partner for several government welfare programmes and CSR projects.Know More
AROH is implementing pioneering programmes to provide educational facilities to underserved populations in both rural and urban areas.
AROH focuses on skills development of youth and women leading to job or self-employment, thereby alleviating poverty and unemployment.
AROH is trying to help thousands of farmers with various crop management practices, including organic farming in order to bring them out of the cycle of poverty.
AROH is taking necessary steps to help the rural communities restore, improve and manage their natural resources and work towards a sustainable ecosystem.
Access to water, health and sanitation facilities are fundamental to human existence. AROH is providing need based facilities and infrastructure to improve access to these needs of communities.
Our villages are suffering from inadequate power supply and lack of basic facilities and so AROH provides cost effective solar powered lights and water pumps to improve the lives of people.
Despite reforming strides in education with the introduction to RTE, Mid-day meal, etc., our nation still struggles to provide quality education which results in poor learning outcomes for a large percentage of children. RISE is for Remedial Innovation in School Education and aims to provide scholastic and non scholastic assistance to government school children to ensure their holistic development in facing future competition.Read More
Holistic Rural Development Project is a project that connotes overall development of target rural areas to improve the quality of life of people by improving agricultural and infrastructural facilities, raising the living standards of rural hinterland through infrastructural investment and human development & Building local enterprise -Towards faster economic growth and poverty alleviation in 54 villages of Chhattisgarh, Meghalaya & U.PRead More
Swachh Vidyalaya Abhiyan is a comprehensive programme to support children's right to clean and healthy surroundings, toilets and safe drinking water along with desired behavioral change to improve the status of health and hygiene of children in government school. The project also envisages contributing to the National Mission of Swachh Bharat Abhiyan and Swachh Vidyalaya Abhiyan and contributes towards crucial SDGs.Read More
Garima is an intervention targeted specifically towards empowering the underprivileged women and girls through training in vocational trades and other skills and giving them equal opportunities to pick up and learn a new skill, supplemented further by counseling and guidance to help them reach a level of self-resilience and become a contributor of economy.Read More
To curb the national crisis of unemployment and deficit of skilled youth, AROH partners with Government of India's flagship skill development programme, Deen Dayal Upadhyay Grameen Kaushal Yojna to provide market driven skill training, under the guidance of experts of the trade, in state of the art training facilities and job placements to 1800 rural unemployed youth in leading national and international firms.Read More
Project Sampoorna, in alignment to national campaign of Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, aims to facilitate basic necessities of Water, Light and Sanitation though installation of Solar pumps, IHHL and Solar Lights in 175 villages in five states i.e., Bihar, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, and Uttar Pradesh of India and along also ensures behavioural changes towards sustainable usage of resources.Read More
Deeksha , 23 years, comes from an interior village of Sikandra of District Jhansi. Her father, Nand Ram, a farmer by profession wanted all his children to pursue education and have a better life for themselves. But limited income and son being priority, Deeksha had to give up on her education after high school. She later was engaged to AROH's vocational training in Hospitality. Her desire to a support of family made her a pro learner during her training at DDUGKY centre. She is now placed in Big Bazaar, Noida. Her parents are very proud of their daughter as she is able to achieve what she wanted after going through so much struggle and miseries.
Singing new "Kavita" of learning
Kavita has a family of six members and they belong to Lucknow. Kavita's father has been living in Delhi since 8 years. In Delhi, his father works as a vegetable vendor but now he has started working as a labour. Kavita's mother is a housewife. Her father could somehow was arranging fees for school for his all four children but couldn't afford the tuition fees. Apparently someone told Kavita's mother about the rise centre and told her that the studies are for free. So the other day Kavita's mother come to the rise centre to seek information and after that decided to send her children to RISE centres. The parents are quite happy that children are doing well in centre. The children are quite interactive, obedient and punctual about the timings. Kavita is a hardworking girl. It turns out all she needed was a little extra help in understanding class subjects she had not understood and the teachers in her school had no time to explain to her. The exposure visits and interactive activities in RISE brought out the innate curiosity and habit of learning she had within her. She enthusiastically participates in everything now. She completes her homework punctually, and asks the tutors her queries and problems. She loves going on Exposure Visits and comes back full of stories and facts. Kavita is doing well also because she can now study at home. After participating in the parents meeting and workshops, her parents understand the benefits of education which they did not earlier because they are not literate themselves. Now her parents make sure she has enough free time from chores to do her homework and study her lessons.
Very importantly Kavita's parents also feel like they are part of their daughter's life and progress and are proud of their daughter's accomplishments and say, "Kavita is singing new "kavita" of learning in her life and we thank RISE for this."
In all 3 districts of Bulandshahr, Firozabad, & Budaun, land was going barren due to chemical use and over demanding crop variety. The farmer was losing its wealth & the nation was losing its health. While mapping future interventions for project PARIVARTAN in Uttar Pradesh, AROH & HDFC Bank Officials could just not ignore such a serious concern of the belt, on which more 500 persons were totally dependent were supported. So 800 kgs Urad Daal (type PU-31)- an eco-friendly solution to High cost, hazardous chemical crop was introduced to 170 farmers from which HRDP targets around 80acres of land could be well utilized and made into high yielding bed through organic seeds saving health wealth and sustainability. Devendra, 27 years says, "My land had gone a bit barren, the product was of low quality and the yield was giving me almost no profit. All hard work was going in vain. But this Urad Dal crop is easy to maintain, taking very minimal input and expected to give high profits. This technique actually taught be to be natural and how to enhace Mitti ka mol"
Ms Rekha, 45 years,member of Ganga SHG, Behatrai village,Bilaspur district says, "it's been an year since we are doing mushroom cultivation in the village and we have seen that with very minimal labour and input cost, this business is giving us higher profits. Team from AROH has been guiding us at every step from procurement, to cultivation to finally selling it. We have developed an SHG called Ganga which reuses the money generated for the betterment of women. We as women now feel secure and confident about life now."
"The value of human dignity, equality and equity cannot be understated. Human life is born not merely to survive, but to thrive! Empowering people is the key to their progress and prosperity."
Message from the President
"India lives in villages" were the golden words of Mahatma Gandhi many decades ago. Ironically after almost 50 years the data does not seem to disagree. Today a majority of the Indian population still live in the villages. Though there is substantial migration from rural to urban areas in India, still almost 68% of India continues to live in rural areas.
Today, after almost 7 decades of independence, the villages take a backseat in almost every aspect of socio-economic analysis. We have created an economy of rich cities and poor villages, surging urban areas and decaying rural areas.
A look at the Socio-Economic Census (2011) data regarding rural livelihood and employment is scary. Almost three fourths of the rural households live with a monthly income of less than Rs 5000. More than half the rural households do not own land and more than half of them are casual labor.
Inequality persists in all spheres, including the all-pervasive gender inequality. Despite high rates of economic growth, inequality is particularly apparent among marginalized groups. Women participate in employment and decision making much less, than men. This disparity is not likely to be eliminated soon. India's poor performance on women's empowerment and gender equality is reï¬‚ected in many indicators, for the past 15 years, AROH has been working towards skill development and empowerment of youth and women, especially from rural backgrounds. In the year 2016-17, in addition to skills and enterprises, the Foundation has been working on an integrated approach for rural development. Selected villages are provided all round help and support to bring improvement to their socio economic and environmental status.
The Foundation strives to eliminate gender inequality through its various focused programs leading to women's empowerment and capacity building. The Foundation has gained rich experience in running women oriented skill development programs, especially for rural women, thereby empowering them for taking up gainful engagement, either through job placement or enterprise.
The pioneering programs designed by AROH Foundation have been much appreciated by the stakeholders for their innovative approach and sustainability. We have received financial support from various prestigious corporates and public sector organizations, which has made our journey possible.
We shall continue to empower our people and strengthen our resources to create a better tomorrow for all those marginalized communities who have been left out from the sphere of development.
Dr Neelam Gupta
Founder President & CEO