Welcome to the website of the Ashraya Initiative for Children (AIC), a home for street kids and various community outreach projects located in Pune, India:
The Residential Program, housing twelve children;
The Education Outreach Program, supporting the education of more than 200 kids in the slums;
The Health Outreach Program, promoting improved health in the slums through education, healthcare and community mobilization;
The Community Outreach Program, focusing on community building and development through legal advocacy workshops, adult literacy classes, vocational training and micro-credit savings groups.
Most importantly, this site is full of stories about the amazing children with whom we work. We hope that it can serve as a window into the challenges, triumphs, growth and transformations experienced by those of us (kids, staff, directors, and volunteers alike) who call AIC "home."
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Thank you for your interest, and again, welcome to our site!