Aangan is a child protection organization that promotes safe communities for vulnerable children through its work in state-run shelter homes and in communities. Aangan provides rehabilitative services to children who are rescued from exploitative conditions and monitors the quality of care. Aangan also has community based prevention programs- Shakti (for girls) and Chauraha (for boys) – to reduce children’s risk of entering state homes. Through these programs, Aangan empowers and mobilizes adolescents by mentoring, engaging parent and community adults, spreading awareness about girl safety and activating government services. Aangan has participated in several policy forums for the advancement of Child rights and has developed strong partnerships with government departments.
Participant Profile: Chaitali Sheth (Director)
Chaitali graduated from Sophia College with an undergraduate degree in Psychology and Political Science. She then pursued her postgraduate at the University of Edinburgh and has a Masters in the Management of Training and Development. She has been involved in the development sector since 2000 with organizations like the Akanksha Foundation and Teach for India. Her work has largely been around teacher training, general operations and leading expansion and growth for the organizations. She has also worked at the Edinbrugh Voluntary Organizations’ Council as a Development worker. At Aangan, she is responsible for the smooth day-to-day running of the organization and ensures that the strategic vision and operational and programmatic outcomes are achieved.