Coverage area : Jharkhand, Bihar, West Bengal, Chhatisgarh and Orrisa Thematic area of work : Combat Human Trafficking and Livelihood promotion
Ashray-South Vihar Welfare Society for Tribal is a nonprofit, social development organization working dedicatedly in the thematic area of combat human trafficking and livelihood promotion since past 17 years. The organization has been registered under the Society Registration Act in the year 2000. After which the organization has strengthened its legal status by registering itself with FCRA, TAN, and PAN etc. to have a solid structure that encompasses the HR, Finance and others as separate department of the efficient team of young professionals. With the experience in the field of Combat Human Trafficking and livelihood promotion, the organization has eventually identified the vulnerable communities and the children who are in dire need of the care and protection. Seeing this need the organization has established a P&R home (Protection and Rehabilitation Centre of Ashray) which runs in compliance with the JJ Act. The dearth of the protection and child care shelter homes in Jharkhand has been the major impetus in the establishment of “Ashray Vihar” which serves 54 young girls of the age group 7-13.The organization has been working efficiently and has a high credibility and experience on the area of working to mitigate the problem of human trafficking, unsafe migration and child protection. It has been for its arduous, credible and transparent efforts been recognized by the WORLD BANK and the UN.
The organization works on a right based approach and mostly works for the focus group women and children. Child rights, women empowerment, skill training, education, capacity building, mobilization and linkages, Health, food security, research, policy and lobby advocacy are the major work undertaken by the organization.
Seeing the dearth of shelter homes in the state, the organization has struggled to establish its own Shelter Home and presently supports 54 girl children with education and other facility to lead a dignified life. The shelter home has the capacity and facility to support 100 children at a time. Ashray, even ventures to provide Community Based Rehabilitation facility as a means of prevention in the severely traffik prone regions of Simdega, (a notable source area). Providing support through livelihood promotion of the families is another preventive means adopted by Ashray. As family is the most secured place for a child, building the capacity of the poor people to ensure a secured livelihood serves to prevent trafficking from the area. A list 11500 children have been surveyed in Simdega alone who are vulnerable and require community based rehabilitation. Skilling and Training of the survivor victims is considered important and therefore, the skill training is provided by the Ashray. Ashray is a registered Accredited Vocational Institute (AVI) under NIOS (National Institute of Open Schooling, India), thus Ashray can provide skill training to its beneficiaries who can link to get a good placement with the certificate provided after the completion of the training. Therefore, Rescue is followed by rehabilitation and capacity building and training the victims with the life coping skills. The follow-up of the survivors is important for the team of Ashray.
Ashray has a vast outreach in the five states of Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh, West Bengal, Bihar and Odisha, of eastern India where it works through networking and partnership. The organization has various centers in Simdega, Bokaro, Khunti and Gumla with the head office at Ranchi. The organization is a leading team in the network of Stop the Traffik, India (STT) now known as India against Trafficking (IAT). Thus, the 3Rs and 3Ps are followed holistically by Ashray and innovative approaches are made to create resilient communities to eradicate Human Trafficking from the State, therefore We Convey for Collaboration and Convergence through this Project to achieve the goal through our work.