A long term children’s home for boys in need of care and protection that provides
Aman is a long term children’s home for boys situated in Lado Sarai which houses up to 15 boys from vulnerable background. The boys are aged between 7- 18 years who come from different and marginalized social backgrounds.
The home is equipped to provide basic amenities to these children like hygienic and comfortable living conditions with opportunities to meaningfully engage in activities for their physical and emotional well-being. The idea of Aman is not just to provide materialistic comfort, but also to allow care and attention to seep into a sheltered environment by interactive sessions with volunteers, various kinds of therapies as well as by simply living together.
The children at Aman gradually learn the importance and the consequence of the choice they have made with regards to refusing drugs and alcohol, taking care of their own hygiene and learning to be become better human beings. During this process, the boys are also encouraged through counseling sessions to reconcile with their families whenever possible. Counselors, staff, and volunteers also support the child in approaching their family. We talk to the families to confirm the real cause of conflict, and work with the families and the children to reunite them whenever possible.
Education forms an integral part of our rehabilitation programme. Children are provided with opportunities to engage in formal schooling, non-formal education and bridge courses. Vocational training is planned for and provided to adolescent children with a view to prepare them to become self-sustainable once they reach adulthood and move out of Aman. Since arts, specifically drama was one of the founding factors of Jamghat, children in Jamghat’s homes / centres are constantly exposed to their own imaginative side through creative workshops. Regular short and long term classes in music, dance and various other arts are a stable part of the children’s activity list.
Aman is the first children’s home that Jamghat established, and more than 10 boys who spent some of their reformative years here are now earning their own livelihood with dignity. Aman is a recognized children’s home by the Department of Women and Child Development, Govt. of NCT of Delhi.
A full time home for girls from streets and other vulnerable backgrounds, that provides
Modeled on the lines of the boys’ home Aman, Aanchal is a children’s home for girls based in Malviya Nagar. Presently, it houses 11 girls aged between 7-18 years.
The girls in Aanchal, very much like the boys’ home, come from the lower economic and social strata of society albeit with different social backgrounds. In the home, these girls are provided with basic amenities, healthcare and counseling. Formal or vocational education is also imparted, either through public schools or through training institutions.
Given their difficult backgrounds, almost all the girls’ coming to Aanchal require extensive counseling to begin living a normal childhood and adolescence which they never had. Counseling sessions have helped the girls to reconcile with their past and overcome their problems. Counselors, staffs and volunteers work to help the girls overcome their fears and build their self esteem and confidence. As with Aman, the girls are encouraged to talk about their families, to understand the cause of conflict and consider reconciliation. Restoration to the family is done whenever possible.
Aanchal is a fully recognized children’s shelter home by the Department of Women and Child Development, Govt. of NCT of Delhi.
Aanchal is a fully recognized children’s shelter home by the CWC, Govt. of Delhi.