We expanded our work to two more prison – Faridabad & Ghaziabad Prison
We launched an e-Library at Tihar and Computer Training Centres at Tihar, Gurgaon and Faridabad prisons, as we continue to extend our partnerships with more prisons across the nation. In 2014, we also joined hands with more partner institutes.
- TKWS, Institute of Banking and Finance
- Katha ( NGO), Govindpuri
Our outreach in higher education gains traction. We partnered with more institutes to further our educational outreach.
- Institute of Technology and Science, Muradnagar
- JKP Polytechnic, Sonipat, Haryana
- Sri Krishna Institute of Management Solutions, Coimbatore
- Maria Montessory, Gurgaon
Full-scaled Creche facility begins at Gurgaon prison in Haryana.
A new training model called ‘Life Skills for Life’ was introduced in Gurgaon prison, which was aimed at helping inculcate moral values in prison inmates. We also started, as a first for Gurgaon prison, a jute-craft training programme with the assistance of some personnel from the National Jute Board. The initiative saw early participation from 12 male inmates that started with vocational training in paperbag manufacturing.
Our boarding and educational programmes outreach extends even further, with newer partners.
- Arya Grace of College, Chandigarh
- Institute of Technology and Science, Ghaziabad
- Holy Family Hospital, Okhla
- Mother Khazani Convent School, Bawana
- C. R. Public School
- Ingraham Educational Institute
Our scalability extends further. We enter Higher Education.
NIILM university, Kaithal (formerly known as Rai University) joins hands with us in providing graduate courses to our young adults from ‘Children of Vulnerable Families’. In 2009, we also partner with Children’s Village, Sanjoepuram and St. Antony’s, Pahargunj, New Delhi.
We launched ‘Mission Safer India’ and ‘India Police’ – yet another first for the nation – two unique e-Governance and e-Learning models designed specifically for police & public assistance, which registered enquiries in hundreds during launch year itself.
SEHAT programme gains traction with a larger number of inmates
Our scalability increases. We enter Haryana prisons.
We got the opportunity to replicate our reform models in vocational training in Gurgaon prison at Haryana. The initiative invited male and female inmates to develop and enhance their skills in art & craft, which was immensely supported by Navjyoti India Foundation.
Our unique endeavour at Tihar was recognised. And we got the opportunity to replicate our Tihar reform models in vocational training and creche facility at Amritsar Prison. This was felicitation at its best, for all our hard work through the years.
We also began ‘The Social Education & Health Advocacy Training’ (SEHAT ) Project in Tihar & Amritsar prisons with a group of 60 inmates, which was a research initiative in prison to develop a peer-led health education program with focus on HIV/AIDs prevention, and expanded our rural outreach with our ‘School Ke Baad’ project where we assisted rural children with after-school remedial classes.
St. John’s School, Khera Khurd, becomes another important partner in education for our children.
Grace Mission School, Gurgaon, joins hands with us for ‘Children of Vulnerable Families’.
In association with our sister concern, Navjyoti India Foundation, we extended our reach outside prison confines. We started with vocational trainings for rural women and a unique ‘adult literacy program’, along with counseling for thousands of rural families.
We established the ‘Children of Vulnerable Families’ programme (formerly known as the ‘Crime Home Children Project’), where we send our creche graduates and other prisoners’ children above the age of 6 for formal boarding and schooling with our very first institutional partner – the Assisi Convent School, Noida.
We started out with just 12 children.
As the next obvious step, and another first for the nation at the time, we created ‘Skills Development’ models for female inmates inside Tihar prison.
We started training facilities in weaving tapestries for 15 women – also known as ‘Weaving Behind Bars’ – and Creche Training facitilies for 20 women
As a first for the nation, we started the creche (day-care) facility for children below the age of 6 that stayed with their mothers inside prison.
This was also the year of our inception, where the foundation was laid with a group of 60 child beneficiaries, of what has become a full-fledged non-profit supporting multiple causes and helping thousands of beneficiaries.