At Arpan, we believe every child matters. Every child has a right to be safe and protected from sexual abuse and heal from its ill effects. Arpan is the largest NGO in India addressing this issue with over 120 professionals providing prevention and intervention services to children and adults irrespective of their socio-economic background, gender, sexuality, caste, religion and political affiliation. Arpan is scaling up its work and reach through partnerships with government bodies, school chains and NGOs pan India.
Arpan’s key project is educating children and adolescents (age 4 years to 15) about personal safety in schools so that they can identify and seek help in an unsafe situation. We recently launched www.arpanelearn.com, a free e-learning portal for children with structured online courses so that all the course content traditionally delivered in the classroom is now delivered online. Alongside Personal Safety Education (PSE), Arpan also trains and empowers teachers, parents with knowledge, attitude and skills to prevent and deal with Child Sexual Abuse and uses advocacy and research to push for policy and systemic change.