Ankur Pratishthan is a diverse collective of individuals from various professional backgrounds strung together through similar ideas and passion for making a catalytic change in the lives of destitute children.
Need Of The Hour
India has a 3 system process for orphans viz. Adoption Centres, Child Care Institutions and After Care Institutions
Adoption Centres only cater to 0-5 years after which the orphans are sent to Child Care Institutions to stay there until they are of 18 years of age. After Care Institutions provide support between 18-21 years of age.
Vision And Mission
Our Vision and Mission is to Capitalizing on Youth with
Children are categorized according to their skill sets observed by volunteers, who take them through different activities during summer camps, various workshops, special activities etc.
Anubhooti.. Be the Warriors of Social Change
Ankur Pratishthan handpicks interns from various colleges across Mumbai after careful scrutiny and presents them the opportunity to be the change-makers in the lives of destitute children.
Ankur conducts rigorous orientation and enables the interns with the skillset and the mindset necessary to conduct activities which help to find and nurture the inherent talent amongst these children.
With every Appreciation we travel few miles More . Thanks a lot!
Shri. Pravin Ghuge
There is an imperative/Critical need to Discuss and Debate Sensitive issues like Concerns of the destitute (Orphan) in social & open forums. Exposure of the ground realities concerning a destitute (orphan) to today’s youth (college going youth) in itself reflects the success of this Internship Program commenced by Ankur Pratishthan. This is just a beginning, and your bond with this sensitive issue should only continue to get bigger in the near future.”
Shri. Pravin Ghuge (Hon. Chairman, State Commission of Protection of Child Rights)
Smt. Samhita Sonkar
Long Lasting Impact!
“Volunteers of Ankur Pratishthan have been dedicatedly and religiously spending their precious time with our NGO. Along with them, the college students who volunteered under the unique and flagship program – Anubhooti, also assisted us. They not only worked on the overall development of the destitute kids but also channelised their thoughts. These small steps have a long lasting impact and we are happy to welcome them again in the near future.”
Smt. Samhita Sonkar (Managing Trustee, Maze Maher, Kalachowki)
Shri. Sanchit Yadav
You have Ticked the Correct Boxes!
“Being a Teenager or a Youth is the time when one is moldable. His/Her immediate future is defined and channelized by the kind of company one keeps and the options decided. I was fortunate and blessed to be part of such an initiative, which is now a trend. Going ahead, I have made up my mind to latch on to every such opportunity.”
Shri. Sanchit Yadav (Film Writer, Producer & Director)
Dr. Minal Mapuskar
Sowing the Seeds of Social Service!
“Doing something or Helping the needy. Wherever I have used Oblique (/) sign, it only suggests that, we need to use any one from the options given itself is a Nobel and Social idea. We participated in this unique internship program as we wanted to sow the seeds of social service in our students at this apt age. Their feedback has only motivated us to be a part of such unique social activities round the year and every year.”
Dr. Minal Mapuskar (Professor, Kirti M. Doongersi College)
Kum. Dhanashree Ranadive
Exposure to Mass Psychology!
“While we were all Gung-Ho equipped with our creative activities during internship, we soon realized that the audience was a bit different from what we had anticipated. While the Destitute Girls only wanted to break free from all the social shackles and Enjoy & Live every moment, they also wanted to absorb new things at the same time. This is where we learnt how to mold and improvise with our activities. This also helped us understand certain ways through which groups can be manned and desired goal could be achieved.”
Kum. Dhanashree Ranadive (Volunteer)
Shri Shiva Nargauda
Honed My Strengths!
“Ankur Pratishthan gave me exposure to a lot of co-curricular and extracurricular activities. Their workshops and camps helped me realise what I liked and what were my strengths. The Tai’s and Dada’s were really supportive and helped me hone my strengths and overcome my weaknesses.”
Shri Shiva Nargauda (Beneficiary)