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THERE'S A 50% CHANCE THAT THE PERSON READING THIS HAS EXPERIENCED OR WITNESSED SOME FORM OF CHILD ABUSE. THAT IS THE EXTENT OF THIS ISSUE. ELIMINATING THIS ISSUE IS OUR CAUSE.

About Protsahan

Protsahan India Foundation is a center of excellence in innovation & collaboration to eradicate Child Abuse so that all girls living in situations of vulnerability grow up empowered with access to education and healthcare in safe spaces, with greater freedom from all forms of abuse and violence, and those who experienced abuse or violence benefit from greater access to healing, care, support, gender justice and other services needed to ensure physical, mental and social well-being.

With our HEART model, which is a unique empathy-based model developed by Protsahan in 2010 of working with children and adolescents at-risk or who have experienced traumatic events, we strive to break the intergenerational cycle of childhood abuse and poverty with Holistic Healing (of Abuse & Trauma), Education, Art interventions for Life Skills Training, Recovery, and Technology.

The creative power of Technology, Photography, Filmmaking and Cinema, Design, Performing Arts, and Meditations is used in a Protsahan classroom to heal and transform broken childhoods of adolescent girls who are either survivors or are at high risk of abuse. Elements of the program are designed to work cohesively to nurture girl champions from underserved communities by bringing 21st century skills that endorse self-learning, and drive social and economic growth to enable an enriched and sustainable future for a young girl.

How It All Began

While on a film shoot in 2010, Protsahan founder Sonal Kapoor met a young woman who had six daughters and was pregnant with her 7th child. On being asked about her circumstances, the woman narrated in a matter-of-fact way that she was ready to strangle her newborn if it was a girl once again. She also spoke of sending her 8 year old daughter to an unorganized brothel so that she could feed the rest of her family.

Within the hour, the idea of starting a unique creative school had started taking shape. Three weeks later, after a small feasibility study in the area, Protsahan started as a one room creative arts and design school in one of the darkest slums of the country, in the heart of the capital city New Delhi to rescue that one child, and many more like her from systemic, intergenerational poverty and abuse. Since then, Protsahan has rescued 928 girls and successfully mainstreamed them into formal schools, and reaches 72000 girls annually through our programs in India.

In the coming decade, 2020-2030, we aim to impact the lives of 1 million at-risk children through strategic on-ground direct impact and collaborations.

Team

SONAL KAPOOR
SONAL KAPOOR Founder Director & Managing Trustee
Kiran Khalap
Kiran Khalap Board Chairman & Member Trustee
Jaswinder Singh
Jaswinder Singh Member Trustee & Executive Director
Osama Manzar
Osama Manzar Advisor
Brian Hayes
Brian Hayes Advisor
Shefali Chaturvedi
Shefali Chaturvedi Advisor
Supriya Kapoor
Supriya Kapoor Advisor
Mukul Rastogi
Mukul Rastogi Advisor
Amita Sharma
Amita Sharma Advisor
Ramya Achar
Ramya Achar Advisor
Vipul Yash
Vipul Yash Program Manager- Child Care Services
Jaswant Kaur
Jaswant Kaur Director (Finance & HR)
Preeti Poddar
Preeti Poddar Learning Center Coordinator
Payal Rani
Payal Rani Child Protection Center Coordinator
Ruchika Dua
Ruchika Dua Administration In-Charge
Govind Rathod
Govind Rathod Digital & STEM Learning Center Coordinator
Rehana Devi
Rehana Devi Dwarka Center Coordinator
Soni
Soni Youth Peer Leader
Mala
Mala Youth Peer Leader
Jannat
Jannat Youth Peer Leader
Anjali
Anjali Youth Peer Leader
Mallika Sinha
Mallika Sinha Resource Mobilisation & Compliance
Nishtha Kapoor
Nishtha Kapoor Program Manager
Samina
Samina Youth Peer Leader
Sunil Singhal
Sunil Singhal Accounts Officer
Jyoti
Jyoti Youth Peer Leader
Anupam
Anupam Youth Peer Leader
Mansi Mandhani
Mansi Mandhani Communications

Annual Reports

Annual Report 2021-22-1
Annual-Report-2020-21-1
Annual Report 2019-20 low res-1
Annual-Report-2018-19-1
Annual-Report-2017-18-1
Annual-Report-2016-17
Annual-Report-2015-16-1
Annual-Report-2014-15

FCRA Reports

FC Return Q4 FY 2023-24

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