Our Projects

1. WWIA Delhi Branch

A medical, vocational and rehabilitation centre and dental clinic. This is our longest-standing programme. We have supported it annually since its inception, and are proud to witness its strong growth for the past 39 years. WWIA provides young women with an opportunity to gain the skills to make them financially independent, by providing courses in tailoring and computer skills. It serves the local slum dwellers through health services, rehabilitation and awareness programmes.

2. Ankur Public Charitable Trust

Another long-standing project that WIA have supported this for more than 3 decades. The school provides free Primary and Secondary school education for 500 children from the slums.

3. Delhi Bhartiya Grameen Mahila Sangh

This is an outreach programme for over 13 villages- vocational education and rehabilitation of women. By providing free crèches in every one of these villages, it enables women to find employment and financial independence

4. Joint Women’s Programme

Mera Sahara, based in the slums of Noida, UP, which emphasizes protection, care, education and all round development of children. It keeps children off the street, preventing forced child labour and child prostitution. Most of their parents are domestic workers, labourers, construction workers and rickshaw drivers. The community at large is included in the rehabilitation and social activities to spread awareness. Mera Sahara helps place 13-16 year old vulnerable girls into vocational education and training, to prevent child prostitution and child marriages.

5. Vidya School of Excellence Scholarship
6. St. Joseph’s Prashant Niwas

Home for the homeless, currently it houses 400 people who are aged, widowed, orphaned or intellectually disabled.

7. Vidya Bhavisyayaan

The WIA is in its 5th consecutive year of a partnership with Vidya to fund the running of Bhavishya-yaan, at a municipal school in Ville Parle, Mumbai. This is a skills enhancement programme that addresses the lacunae of the present public school education system at a micro level. The children of classes 6-10 are taught NIIT certified computer courses, vocational and life skills, enabling them to find employment immediately after high school. Currently 120 children enrol in the programme annually

8. Vidya Community Initiatives Cell
9. Educate for Life

Hunar Ghar, (meaning “skills home” in Hindi), in the village of Bakhel Rajasthan, was envisioned and founded by two teenagers from UK in 2006. They started with 60 kindergarten and Class I children and three teachers and today serve 258 children from Kindergarten to Year 7, with 21 staff and have an active presence in the community. Their services now extend to pregnancy support, health clinics women’s self help groups and income generation schemes. They also provide a regular mobile health clinic every fortnight. WIA sponsors the maternal health care and early childhood programme.

10. Sangam Association of Asian Women (citation needed. Frances to confirm whether this is the same as SAC)
11. Sikh Welfare Action Team

Three evenings a week, all year round, the SWAT team feed the homeless outside Charing Cross Police Station. On average 150-200 people are served a hot meal and a hot drink. The WIA funds the costs of the meals for one Thursday a month through the year. Volunteers on behalf of WIA are welcome to go along and help with the distribution of food.

12. Otakar Kraus Music Trust

The Otkar Kraus Music Trust is a registered charity, based in Twickenham, which provides music therapy and music projects for children, young people and adults with physical, learning, neurological or psychological difficulties, in the Boroughs of Richmond, Hounslow and surrounding areas. There has been a lot of research in the field of the effect of music upon people with neurological and other disabilities: The Otaker Kraus Music Trust is doing wonderful work in this area of work.