EFRAH- Empowerment for Rehabilitation Academic & Health is a Non-Governmental Organization started in 1997 and came in legal existence on 17th March 1999 through getting Registration under society registration act 21 of 1860 and its Registration No is S-34553 in Delhi (India) . It is registered under foreign contribution registration act 6 (1) (a), registration No. 231660324 as well as registered under Income tax act of 80G and under the 12A.We started with 150 children of vegetable vendors in Okhla vegetable market area, New Delhi with an aim to mitigate child labor and mainstream those children with school for the sake of availing regular education. Those 150 children were engaged as child labor along with their parents in vegetable market. The core area of EFRAH intervention is Education (Facilitating children through learning centers & Vocational Training centers, mainstreaming those children with school, Advocating Right to Education Act implementation and importance of social & financial education) , Livelihood (Self Help Group formation, Micro Finance & placement of students capacitated through vocational training), Health (RCH Awareness & HIV/AIDS prevention among female sex workers and migrant labors), WASH ( Water Hardware Installation and Sanitation & Hygiene programme), Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) (Awareness and increased coping capacity to shocks induced to disaster) are another area of intervention and Rights (Advocacy for Child Rights, domestic violence and sexual harassment related to Adolescent girls/Women). EFRAH is functioning through child centered community development approach and advocacy is a part of our each program. We adopted “education and rights” as a tool for social change particularly among informal economy as well as unorganized community. At community level, we organize community in their peer groups and orient/capacitate them for concerned matters along with group management.
The organization has implemented number of projects in education, life skill & livelihood, rights, DRR, health etc. for deprive community to make their better lives. We formed Self Help Groups (SHGs), Adolescent Awareness Group (AAG), Aangan Samooh (Community Women Groups), youth groups and are well connected with the community.
“EFRAH" is a member of “credibility Alliance” has been Accreditation under “Desirable Norms” prescribed for good governance of Voluntary organization.
Our capacity to carry out the project is our 21 year rapport with the community and our experience to implement several community development programs, especially in the area of education and women empowerment. EFRAH is functioning through child centered community development approach and advocacy is a part of our each program. We adopted “education and rights” as a tool for social change particularly among informal economy sector as well as unorganized community.
EFRAH believes that Rights are inalienable. EFRAH has been advocating for establishing rights based and is working for Children and women’s entitlement to the resources to make economically self-reliant. As we believe that practice is better than precept, some specific policies have been laid down for our organization to be followed at both levels both in our office and Community activities. Though we have been practicing and following the policy informally, we feel that a proper and specific articulation of Gender, HR, Child protection and Procurement policies would further strengthen our position with regard to equity.
All our activities are targeted towards promoting empowerment of the vulnerable and marginalized sections of the society, by making available resources and services and ensuring that the services provided are used effectively. At present, we are working in Madanpur Khadar J.J. Colony, Ali Vihar , Okhla, Sangam Vihar, Tughlakabad Extension, Shaheen Bagh, Batla House, MCD schools of Central Zone, Mewat, Sonipat, Kaithal (Haryana) and Uttar Pradesh (Noida, Auraiyah & Etawah district).