Agrasar envisions a nurturing and empathetic society that is free from all forms of violence and ensures growth and well-being of every child. Our mission is to promote rights of the child from disadvantaged backgrounds by eliminating corporal punishment and enhancing social security of the whole family.
Eliminating Corporal Punishment
1. Changing social norms with respect to growth and development of children and highlighting violence against children as a problem.
2. Enabling students, teachers and parents for jointly dealing with the current situation and creating better means of relationship building, discipline and quality education.
3. Strengthening government responses based on mechanisms provided by NCPCR and Right to Education.
4. Pioneering the development of body of knowledge on the issue of Corporal Punishment, especially in the context of inter-state migrant worker.
Every effort anchored on child and family participation.
Insights | Eliminating Corporal Punishment
Without profound change in society our schools will never be safe
Following the killing of seven-year old Pradyuman at a private School in early September last year and the public outcry,
Corporal punishment destroys our well being
Corporal punishment is the “lowest”-intensity form of child abuse that builds the foundation for large-scale and severe violence that afflicts
Corporal punishment is part of India’s “learning crisis”
Bill Gates recently said that his biggest disappointment in India was its education sector. He added though that he was
Enhancing Social Security
A significant majority of migrant workers in India remains aloof from social security provisions. Through our work as well as field researches conducted, we found that Individual as well as collective bargaining is amiss. Contractors and smaller companies perceive it easier to bypass the ESI, PF and other labour law compliances instead of meeting them. Connect with the (destination) city, even after years of staying remains weak.
2. Need based access to government schemes through our Workers Facilitation Centres as well as advocacy and ensuring optimum benefits.
3. Facilitating better work conditions in the informal sector through negotiations and capacity building.
4. Ensuring sustainability through designing, planning and working in collaboration with the community.
Insights | Enhancing Social Security
The 2019 food security policy to support India’s migrant families
“One Nation, One Ration Card Scheme” (ONORC) was introduced by the Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution as
Sharing an experience of a lifetime. An attempt to explain ourselves the meaning of the term – “Resilience”. I learnt
A tête-à-tête with Manoj, an enterprising tea vendor!
Referred to as ‘Lala’ by his customers, Manoj runs a tea stall adjacent to one of the thousands construction sites in
Strategic Funding and Resource Partners
1. Azim Premji Philanthropic Initiatives
2. Macquarie Group of Companies
5. Karl Storz
10. More to be added soon.