rpana serves 30,000 urban poor in the slum resettlement colony of Molar Bund, New Delhi. Services include: tuition classes, including computer training, for slum children in grades 1 through 12; Pre-school and crèches to care for 500+ young children; Vocational training for students in beauty culture, tailoring, crafts and computers. Arpana’s children in Molar Bund have achieved top positions in their classes, prizes for debate, speaking, reading, sports, cleanliness and othe
Arpana has formed over 800 women’s Self Help Groups (SHGs) in 248 villages, which enhance women's self esteem and economic conditions through micro-credit loans for domestic needs and for entrepreneurial activities. SHGs members are also trained in care for seasonal diseases, newborns, disabilities, emergency and general health, including sanitation and hygiene. Arpana Canada will help aleviate poverty by providing materials and equipment for the benefit of women in need
Arpana’s work focuses on marginalized communities in rural areas of India. The Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at the Arpana Hospital in Madhuban treats premature and sick newborns, and stabilizes infants who need specialist care. Arpana Canada is raising funds to purchase much needed equipment and services for this unit. Arpana Canada will support the Level 2 NICU through the services of a pediatrician, a transport ventilator, and working visits from Canadian midwives.