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Samraksha is a grassroots organization, which strongly believes that people- as individuals and as communities- can bring about change for the better through their own efforts and initiatives. In the last 25 years, Samraksha has witnessed this capacity of people time and again, in various contexts. Samraksha started its work in the HIV sector and worked with some of the most vulnerable people like women in sex work, sexual minorities and people affected by HIV.  

This was way back in 1993 when there was very little understanding about HIV and people who had HIV or who were thought to be responsible for spreading HIV faced extreme levels of discrimination. Samraksha focused on helping these people identify and develop their own capacities and challenge their discrimination. Today, many of these groups are leading a vibrant response to HIV on their own. They are looking not only at HIV prevention, care or support but also at the overall empowerment and development of their people. Samraksha is committed to catalyzing responses like this in the communities so that they are able to address the different social issues they face.


UPDATES

  • 35 participants  graduated from the Samraksha's resilience building programme in July. The participants - boys and girls aged 16 to 18- have been part of the resilience programme for the last three years, taking part in group experiences, life skills sessions, exposure visits and of lately  in regular online sessions.
During the programme, hosted on a zoom platform, participants shared about what they have gained from being part of the programme - the exposure to ideas, to places, the space to get clarity on their goals, friendships, opportunities for self development. Dr. Shoba Srinath, renowned Child Psychiatrist from NIMHANS was the chief guest of the event, and in her address encouraged the participants to continue to focus on self care and self development.
    35 participants graduated from the Samraksha's resilience building programme in July. The participants - boys and girls aged 16 to 18- have been part of the resilience programme for the last three years, taking part in group experiences, life skills sessions, exposure visits and of lately in regular online sessions. During the programme, hosted on a zoom platform, participants shared about what they have gained from being part of the programme - the exposure to ideas, to places, the space to get clarity on their goals, friendships, opportunities for self development. Dr. Shoba Srinath, renowned Child Psychiatrist from NIMHANS was the chief guest of the event, and in her address encouraged the participants to continue to focus on self care and self development.
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    35 participants  graduated from the Samraksha's resilience building programme in July. The participants - boys and girls aged 16 to 18- have been part of the resilience programme for the last three years, taking part in group experiences, life skills sessions, exposure visits and of lately  in regular online sessions.
During the programme, hosted on a zoom platform, participants shared about what they have gained from being part of the programme - the exposure to ideas, to places, the space to get clarity on their goals, friendships, opportunities for self development. Dr. Shoba Srinath, renowned Child Psychiatrist from NIMHANS was the chief guest of the event, and in her address encouraged the participants to continue to focus on self care and self development. 35 participants  graduated from the Samraksha's resilience building programme in July. The participants - boys and girls aged 16 to 18- have been part of the resilience programme for the last three years, taking part in group experiences, life skills sessions, exposure visits and of lately  in regular online sessions.
During the programme, hosted on a zoom platform, participants shared about what they have gained from being part of the programme - the exposure to ideas, to places, the space to get clarity on their goals, friendships, opportunities for self development. Dr. Shoba Srinath, renowned Child Psychiatrist from NIMHANS was the chief guest of the event, and in her address encouraged the participants to continue to focus on self care and self development. 35 participants  graduated from the Samraksha's resilience building programme in July. The participants - boys and girls aged 16 to 18- have been part of the resilience programme for the last three years, taking part in group experiences, life skills sessions, exposure visits and of lately  in regular online sessions.
During the programme, hosted on a zoom platform, participants shared about what they have gained from being part of the programme - the exposure to ideas, to places, the space to get clarity on their goals, friendships, opportunities for self development. Dr. Shoba Srinath, renowned Child Psychiatrist from NIMHANS was the chief guest of the event, and in her address encouraged the participants to continue to focus on self care and self development.
    35 participants graduated from the Samraksha's resilience building programme in July. The participants - boys and girls aged 16 to 18- have been part of the resilience programme for the last three years, taking part in group experiences, life skills sessions, exposure visits and of lately in regular online sessions. During the programme, hosted on a zoom platform, participants shared about what they have gained from being part of the programme - the exposure to ideas, to places, the space to get clarity on their goals, friendships, opportunities for self development. Dr. Shoba Srinath, renowned Child Psychiatrist from NIMHANS was the chief guest of the event, and in her address encouraged the participants to continue to focus on self care and self development.
  • We are happy to share that the first batch of participants are all set to graduate from the resilience building programme. Watch this space for more updates
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    We are happy to share that the first batch of participants are all set to graduate from the resilience building programme. Watch this space for more updates
  • The Samraksha team has benefited immensely from the 10 sessions on child development which was conducted by Dr. Mary George, a child development specialist from Singapore. The sessions were conducted on Zoom and Dr. Mary made great efforts to share the latest theories on child development with the team. The sessions were very useful for Samraksha to understand critical aspects of child development including emotional development and moral development and the role of relationships and environment in child's growth.
    The Samraksha team has benefited immensely from the 10 sessions on child development which was conducted by Dr. Mary George, a child development specialist from Singapore. The sessions were conducted on Zoom and Dr. Mary made great efforts to share the latest theories on child development with the team. The sessions were very useful for Samraksha to understand critical aspects of child development including emotional development and moral development and the role of relationships and environment in child's growth.
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    The Samraksha team has benefited immensely from the 10 sessions on child development which was conducted by Dr. Mary George, a child development specialist from Singapore. The sessions were conducted on Zoom and Dr. Mary made great efforts to share the latest theories on child development with the team. The sessions were very useful for Samraksha to understand critical aspects of child development including emotional development and moral development and the role of relationships and environment in child's growth.
    The Samraksha team has benefited immensely from the 10 sessions on child development which was conducted by Dr. Mary George, a child development specialist from Singapore. The sessions were conducted on Zoom and Dr. Mary made great efforts to share the latest theories on child development with the team. The sessions were very useful for Samraksha to understand critical aspects of child development including emotional development and moral development and the role of relationships and environment in child's growth.