About: ASK started off as a student body in 2003 with around 100 members, before it was formally registered as an NGO with the Chandigarh Government under the Society Registration Act XXI, 1860. The students, now professionals - are still persisting for the social kause!
"selfless charity is the virtue by which sympathy transforms into empathy"
We intend to aid the deprived; however small it be.
The idea is to help, not to hype!
ore than 50% of India's total population lives below the poverty line, and more than 40% of this population are children. Poor Indian children and their families will do anything they can in order to survive. Often, this means repeating themselves in the deprived ancestral cycle.
- A child is born every 2 seconds in India.
- More than half of India's children are malnourished.
- Only 15% to 20% of Indian children grow to their full potential.
India's social structure - first children are taught to accept the conditions which produce poverty, and then they perpetuate those conditions.
ASK intends to help these children get into schools and vocational courses thus helping them to define their future goals.
atching a young child work for fourteen hours a-day is what is termed as child labor - FOR HIRE
; a predominant feature in Indian society.
With more than 126 million child laborers in India
, there is a larger child labour force in India than anywhere else in the world. 3.6% of the total work force in India are children under 14 years. 17% of the work force is under the age of 15.
Millions of children in India work – to supplement their family’s income, to sustain themselves or simply because they have no access to schools - compromising on their present and forging themselves an uncertain future.
onsidering the magnitude and extent of the problem and that it is essentially a socio-economic problem inextricably linked to poverty and illiteracy, it requires concerted efforts from all sections of the society to make a dent in the problem.
There are more than 11 million abandoned children in India with growing number of newborns being dumped in cots placed outside orphanages in an initiative to deter infanticide.
Between “Bollywood” and American companies hiring in India, it may be hard to believe that India has an orphan crisis.
India has about three times the American population living in one third of the space. Introduce intense poverty, famine, drought, natural disasters, AIDS, and malaria, and you have a recipe for tragedy and, most significantly, unaccompanied children.
In such conditions, it is no surprise that many parents die, leaving their children to a nation unable to take care of them. On the streets, children are disturbingly vulnerable; evil adults will cripple orphaned children in order to use them for begging.
eaf and Dumb children are also an essential part of our society. They are also human beings seeking our loving care like other children.
Deaf children don't come with instruction manuals. Thankfully, however, there are plenty of resources available to help parents of these children find the information and support they need.
eaf Children, in many respects, are not all that different from hearing children. They can be fascinated by a passing butterfly... devastated by a sudden rainstorm... rejoice in digging into a pile of autumn leaves. However, in other respects, hearing-impaired children are definitely distinct from their peers. They have their own way of communicating…their own way of looking at the world... and their own way of interacting, both with each other and with the hearing world at large.
We at ASK have been busy working out solutions for deprived kids at various locations. ASK has marked a niche in child welfare by its maturity of thought and unique methodlogies. Be it educational or vocational, hitherto each of ASK's events and workshops have had a deep impact on the demographic young communities it has worked with.
Run by selfless funding and support from the many ASK members and their respective communities worldwide, ASK aims to elate the local communities through its social welfare activities at grassroot level.