Welcome To Vatsalya!

A time comes in the life of an organization, as in that of an individual, when the need to reflect on the PURPOSE becomes important. When we work on an idea and give it our 100% effort, the scenario changes. Then the cause becomes somewhat irrelevant because we brought change.  That change makes it imperative to take a second look at the objective, the purpose. At Vatsalya we found ourselves at that juncture after 18 years and have spent some serious time reflecting, reviewing and revising our approach and actions.  We have done that, while remaining very mindful of not compromising our core values.
Please read on various sections of our website to know about our renewed commitment and approach for bringing about happy and positive changes in lives of marginalized children, women and men in India.
For learning about our work from 2001-2019, please click on Vatsalya history 2001-2019 above.

Vatsalya History At a Glance

Vatsalya Live

Year

Milestone

2000

Vatsalya founders conceived the idea of “Children’s Village” ; a unique rehabilitation model for orphaned, abandoned and destitute children in Jaipur.

2001

Foundation Jaipur, The Netherlands approved Vatsalya’s proposal to build a children’s village in Achrol.

Vatsalya was awarded the sector reforms projects in Barmer and Jalore funded by European Commission.

2002

We moved in Vatsalya Udayan; our Children’s Village with 13 orphaned and abandoned children.

Samvedana; our outreach services for street children started providing health, education and counselling services.

2003

CRY identified Vatsalya as a Health Resource Agency for the state of Rajasthan wherein Vatsalya was given responsibility for training and monitoring activities of 15 NGO partners in Rajasthan.

2004

Vatsalya entered into partnership with RSACS for NACO supported Targeted Intervention to address the problem of HIV AIDS in Jaipur district among high risk groups of street children.

Vatsalya was invited to participate in an international exchange program by US Embassy

2005

The Kavach project supported by TCI Foundation and Bill Melinda Gates Foundation was launched to arrest the spread off HIV among truck drivers.

2006

Vatsalya implemented “Quality Institutional Care for Alternative Care”(QIC&AC) for children in partnership with CRY to bring about changes in policies, attitudes and practices.

Vatsalya was invited to present its work with orphaned and abandoned children in Aviemore, Scotland.

2007

German Embassy awarded grants for Solar project and computers.

Livelihood training for women and marginalized communities initiated by Vatsalya.

Started Jeevan Kiran Clinic supported by JK Tyre to address STI/HIV/AIDS in truck drivers.

2008

Vatsalya was identified by ISRO to facilitate the establishment of Village Resource Centers (VRCs) in order to provide space technology enabled services to rural population.

Vatsalya was invited to present its work with street children in Edinburgh, Scotland and in Denver USA.

Vatsalya started “Anoothi”; an exclusive program for economic empowerment for marginalized women including commercial sex workers.

2009

Vatsalya in partnership with American India Foundation (AIF) launched Market Aligned Skill Training program (MAST) for marginalized youth.

Vatsalya Advisory Council was constituted comprising of 11 members from six countries. The objective was to bring in ideas and concepts, funds and resources to  strengthen our rehabilitation program for orphaned and abandoned children. The VAC was also to help integrate ideas and values practiced by other world communities.

Vatsalya started Targeted Intervention program for female sex workers in Ajmer supported by RSACS

2010

Vatsalya was awarded a training project by Government of Rajasthan as part of National Rural Health Mission (NRHM) wherein 9970  members of VHSC were trained by Vatsalya.

2011

Vatsalya started its own school by the name of Vatsalya Shiksha Niketan for classes from 1st to 8th.  The school was also open to poor rural children from villages around the Vatsalya campus.

Vatsalya was invited to visit residential care services in Scotland as part of an exchange program.

Vatsalya started skill building program for female sex workers in Ajmer supported by Anchal U.S.A.

2012

Vatsalya’s International volunteer program completed 11 years during which Vatsalya received 921 volunteers.

Benares Schoolfund Foundation, The Netherlands begins its support to Vatsalya Shiksha Niketan.

2013

Vatsalya received Give India accreditation.

Partners and donors in United States facilitated Vatsalya founders’ visit for sharing Vatsalya’s work and resource mobilization.

2014

Vatsalya started training in Tailoring, Block printing, Kantha, Organic farming , Natural Dyeing and use of Solar Technology for women supported by Australian High Commission & Exim Bank.

2015

Vatsalya started skill building program for female sex workers in Ajmer supported by iPartner India.

Vatsalya initiated a three-year Black Belt Karate program for children.

2016

Vatsalya started skill building program for poor women in Ajmer supported by Fullerton India.

Vatsalya’s accomplishments in figures: Rehabilitated and repatriated 580 orphaned and abandoned children, covered 18000 street children through Samvedana camps, covered 6800 youth under skill building program, covered 4700 women under livelihood program, covered 40830 truckers under HIV AIDS program.

2017

Vatsalya launched POSHAN: Community based Management of Acute Malnutrition project supported by GAIN ( Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition)

Vatsalya Prep School was started as English medium wing of Vatsalya Shiksha Niketan.

2018

 Vatsalya campus in Achrol became 100% Solar powered with zero carbon foot print.

Early Childhood Development (ECD) and Anemia eradication program initiated with UNICEF.

GAIN supported staple fortification program implemented by Vatsalya in three states ( Maharastra, Madhya Pradesh & Gujrat).

2019

Followed by a positive change in adoption scenario, Vatsalya shifted its approach from 24X7  care of orphaned and abandoned children to a new Seven-to-Seven school for destitute children.

Vatsalya school upgraded to secondary level.

Vatsalya Vigyan Kendra is (being) built in Vatsalya Campus to benefit thousands of rural children.