Shelter | Education | Livelihood
Two decades ago, Aarti for Girls began as a shelter known as Aarti Home for abandoned children. With over 1,000 children passing through its doors, Aarti Home has become a haven for children who have suffered abuse, trafficking, and abandonment. Through our efforts, we quickly learned that 90% of India’s abandoned children are girls.
As our home grew, we soon realized that behind every abandoned girl was a mother who was unable to protect her child. Over time, our mission has broadened to address the underlying gender discrimination and violence affecting both women and girls.
At its core, Aarti fosters and supports abandoned girls in Kadapa by providing them with a home and opportunity. Simultaneously, we work to educate and empower women in the larger community through training and advocacy programs. We aim to help women achieve economic and emotional independence, gain confidence, and understand their personal rights.
LEARN MORE ABOUT AARTI IN BBC'S DOCUMENTARY: INDIA'S MISSING GIRLS
Impact at a Glance
1000+ children have been in Aarti's care
550 students currently enrolled at Aarti School
30,000+ women trained through livelihood programs
117 mandals where Aarti advocates for girls and women
COVID-19 Lockdown Victim Relief Efforts
Aartiforgirls has been designated as an organisation supplying essential services in Kadapa. As an initial step we have provided awareness materials like banners, pamphlets etc in the town. We have also provided cots, mattresses, pillows and bedspreads to the Corona ward setup in RIMS Kadapa. We are also planning to supply sanitisation kits and dey ration kits to the daily wage earners during this lockout period. We request you to kindly contribute towards this cause (through the link) and also to spread this message within your friends.
If you're interested in contributing or providing support, please visit our CAMPAIGN page.
See the campaign pages below: