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Milestones

Year Description
2005 Inaugurated "Suraksha Drop-in-Shelter for Girls", at Neral, Maharashtra.
2009 1 girl passed the Xth Standard Board Examination(S.S.C.)
2011 1 girl passed SSC
2012 Aasara’s 2 girls passed S.S.C
2013 2 girls passed S.S.C.
1 girls passed HSC
2014 1 girl passed SSC
2015 1 girl passed SSC
1 girl passed HSC
2017 3 girls passed SSC
2019

1 girl pursuing MSW.
2 girls passed SSC, admitted in ITI and working.
2 Prizes won by girls for Inter NGO District sports competition.
2 girls got married.

1 girl won 2nd prize in Carrom in the Mumbai district all NGO sports competition.

1. Fatima Shaikh (Setting an example.)

She was found begging on the road in Kurla by one of the Aasara outreach staff and was brought to the Day Care Centre. She was approximately 4 years old. She could not say much about her family and after knowing she has no body, she was sent to the Aasara shelter home. Being the first girl child of Aasara shelter she was naturally given all the attention. She also paved the way for other girl children to follow in her footstep. She has completed her SSC and HSC. At the time of completing her tenure in the shelter, she was pursuing her BA through correspondence (Y.B. Chavan University) and managed to get a job too. Today she is staying as a paying guest and working as a Supervisor in a company at Navi Mumbai.

2. Preeti Shinde & her 3 siblings – Orphaned but not alone

Being away from your parents is one thing but totally losing them is graver and this was the case of the Preeti, Naina, Archana and Pradnya. With no relatives to take their responsibility, the negihbours were doing it but that too lasted not for long. This forced the little girls aged 3 to 6 years to beg for their most basic need of food and water. In 2004, Aasara staff found Preeti begging on the Kalyan Station and took her to the Day Care Centre. Her sisters too started visiting the Centre and all were immediately admitted to the Aasara Suraksha girls shelter home. Their joy knew no bounds with the new secure surrounding and new friends. It was a real challenge for the staff to take care of the toddlers at the time but collectively managed. One by one they were admitted to school and all did well successfully completing their SSC, HSC and continued their education till graduation through correspondence and were rehabilitated back to their relatives, who gladly received them.

3. Pinky & Neelam Kamble – Orphaned sisters contributing to Society

These sisters were with their mother living on the street but soon were orphaned on their mother’s death. Whilst with their mother they used to visit Aasara’s Day Centre at Kurla. Neelam was 10 years and Pinky was 5 years of age and wanted to go to school like other children she used to see . After being orphaned, they started to stay in Aasara’s shelter home for boys and girls. Shortly, Aasara started a separate shelter home for girls and these sisters were the first batch to shift at Neral, Karjat. They were admitted to formal schools and Neelam completed her SSC whilst Pinky continued further with HSC and now will shortly complete her graduation in Social Work. Pinky is already ‘giving back’ to the Society by teaching other street children in the Aasara Thane Day Care Centre. Neelam is married and a home maker.

4. Ujwala Pagare - Putting her past behind

She was referred by her grandmother after both her parents passed away in 2007. On knowing that none of her relatives wants to take care of her and her siblings, she was admitted to the shelter home. Her siblings were taken to another NGO by her grandmother. Meanwhile Ujwala did not allow the separation to subdue her. She did well in her academic studies and passed her SSC first attempt. Having an inclination for professional skills than formal education, she was admitted to the ITI of girls at Thane and completed the course in electronics. At the time of her tenure ending at the shelter as per the government rule, she was rehabilitated with her elder sister at Nashik.

5. Aruna Kanojia – Rag picking to skills picking

She was forced into doing rag picking along with her other siblings after her parents sudden death in 2006, she was referred to by the government agency CWC. Taking advantage of the many activities at the Aasara shelter home, Aruna developed skills like dancing, singing, art and craft apart from the normal academic studies. This has made her confident and positive which she would never have thought of before. She completed her SSC and got admitted to the ITI for girls at Thane in the electronic trade. At the time of completion she was rehabilitated with her brother as per the government advice of the CWC