Milestones

Time Line

Year Milestone Achieved
1992 Fr. Joe began his work with street youth in and around Thane Station and S.T. Depot
1993 Fr. Joe attended to the children's basic needs of food and health at Thane Railway Station
1994 On the 30thof November the first center was inaugurated at NavYuvakMitraMandal, ChendaniKoliwada, Thane East
1995 Aasara extends its work to Kalyan Railway Station
1996 Aasara started Mumbai Childline with TISS (Tata Institute of Social Services)
1997 Aasara began work at Kurla Railway Station
1999 Aasara did a need based survey in Kalyan, Dombivli, Ulhasnagar for starting Childline services
2002 Aasarawas chosen as collaborative agency for the Childline scheme, area of operation under Aasara for the implementation was from Dombivli to Badlapur, Kalyanand Titwala.
2003 Carried out a survey on child labourers in Thane District.
Started SarvaShikshanAbhiyan an educational project run by the Government.
2004 108 children were rehabilitated
2005 An Evaluation conducted on Aasara by NirmalaNiketanCollege of Social Work - Research Unit, Mumbai.
Participated in Child Labour advocacy and supported the government's effort of rehabilitation of rescued child labourers.
Began 4 special schools with approximately 45 children in each class – an educational project for child labourers National Child - Labour Project (in collaboration with the Central Government) for 3 years.
Inaugurated "Suraksha Drop-in-Shelter for Girls", a two floor building, at Neral, Maharashtra.
Aasara commenced a 2 year HIV/AIDS awareness project in Thane.
2006 Inaugurated a youth center at Vithalwadifor HIV/AIDS project.
2007 On 30thNovemeberinaugurated the Thane Childline "1098"
3 children from Drop-in-Shelter for boys at Digha created a milestone by passing the Xth Standard Board Examination (S.S.C.) and gaining admission to First Year Junior College.
2008 National Child Labour Project concluded successfully by mainstreaming 117 child labourers to formal municipal schools.
2009 4 boys and 1 girl passed the Xth Standard Board Examination(S.S.C.)
2010 SarvaShikshanAbhiyan projects were successfully completed in Mumbai, Thane and Vithalwadi. 85 children were admitted to formal Municipal Schools.

New non-formal educational classes namely Balwadis were started. One Balwadi at Vithalwadi, two at Kalwa, one at Neral and one at Karjat.

Group home was started for the 7 college going students of Aasara
2011 The four college boys who were rehabilitated have passed. Two Boys are in their final year of Graduation. Three college boys have passed XII StandardBoard Examination (HSC) and have taken admission for higher studies.

They work, cook their own food and continue to live in the group home.

One girl of Suraksha Drop-in-Shelter passed the Xth Standard and is now pursuing higher studies.
2012 Aasara’s 2 boys, Chander Chavan and Sachin Sonawane completed their graduation.
Aasara’s 2 girls Priyanka Kamble and Laxmi Kudalian passed S.S.C
2013 Bhushan Yashwante and Kalpesh Mohite passed S.S.C with 75% and 51% respectively.
Suraksha girl shelter ‘s Priyanka Ahire and Priyanka Hirwe passed S.S.C with 75%
Priyanka Kamble and Laxmi Kudalian passed first year of ITI course.
Fatima Shaikh passed H.S.C with 82% from YB Chavan University
David Vaz completed B.Com
2014 Vijay Iyer passed S.S.C and is currently pursuing catering course in YMCA
Gaurav Patil passed S.S.C with 50% and currently pursuing course in ITI
Ujwala Pagare passed S.S.C with 67% and is pursuing course in ITI
2015 Vaibhav Khairnar becomes first student of Aasara to get enrolled for MBA.
Deepa Das passed S.S.C with 63%
Priyanka Kamble passed H.S.C with 60%
Chander Chavan completed B.A.

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