- Founded as a Trust
- Functioning since 1998
Apne Aap Women’s Collective (AAWC) was founded in 1998 to bring empowerment, education and opportunity to a very isolated and under-served section of society: women in brothel-based prostitution and their children. AAWC became an Atma Partner in January 2012.
AAWC is addressing the very complex world which keeps these women and their daughters trapped in a cycle of slavery. They run three unique programs in Mumbai’s red-light districts, all of which support the holistic education and development of women who are prostitutes and their daughters.
Atma is excited about working with such a detail-oriented organisation because AAWC is also building capacity and creating education at a very personal and individual level: in the lives of women and girls. Their mission of providing education, tools, resources and a supportive platform to women and girls falls directly in line with Atma’s vision of Quality Education.
Partnership focus 2012-2013
Monitoring and Evaluation:
- Goal: Creation of an automated Monitoring and Evaluation system that generates required reports about AAWC programs and activities
- Outcome: Strong understanding of organisation, program, and individual performance