Vipla FoundationFounded in 1988 by the late Mrs Vipula Kadri, over the last 35 years Vipla Foundation has relentlessly worked towards the enrichment of the lives of underprivileged children and women In the last 10 years, Vipla Foundation has reached out to over 5,20,000 beneficiaries in the areas of Early Childhood Care, Education, Inclusion, Women Empowerment through Anti Human Trafficking and skilling initiatives
The programme participants are largely children and women from communities experiencing intergeneration poverty due to meagre or limited access to education, livelihood and entitlements. Vipla Foundation recognises intersectionalites that operate and impacts access of services and resources for people on the basis of gender, caste, class and economic strata of society that makes these families and communities difficult to break the cycle of poverty, exploitation and marginalisation for generations.
Vipla Foundation works primarily with children of all ages through Early Childhood Care & Education, Prevention, Early Intervention & education of children with disabilities and helping children attain their learning level competencies. The organisation also works with women and girls from most vulnerable communities and those who are victims of sexual violence including sex trafficking and provides them with opportunities of education, employability, entrepreneurship, quality institutional care, safe return & repatriation and access to justice.
There are three core verticals in the organisation – Education, Inclusion and Anti-trafficking. The Inclusion programme includes a school for the hearing impaired and a school for the mentally disabled as well as an early intervention for those with hearing impairment, called Dhvani.
The education programme includes work on Early Childhood Education through a Balwadi programme and improved learning for children in Primary School through remedial programmes.
The Anti-Trafficking vertical works on Prevention, Protection, Prosecution and Policy. In urban pockets the Prevention programme includes skilling as a strategy and in rural pockets; the focus is on a Safe Village campaign that involves multiple stakeholders.