Antakshari Foundation was registered as a charitable trust under Indian Trusts Act 1882 in December 1996 by few inspired and committed youth who were engaged in rural development for a long time. As the word 'Antakshari' suggests, which means ‘a process which never ends’ in the same way organization tries to develop a new change process out of the learning of earlier ones - a process that carries on from one individual to another. The organization works collectively by building a network with government, community, individuals and civil society. The endeavor of the organization is to contribute to the promotion of a secular, non-discriminatory, non- frightening, transparent and non-hierarchical environment both within and outside the organization. The focus is to work primarily with socially deprived and marginalized groups, poor communities with special focus on children who are vulnerable and living in difficult circumstances.

The team at AF consists of a dedicated team of grassroots leaders who are self motivated, inspired and facilitated as a group of development professionals. The organization believes that the team should be seen as a potential resource, someone who posses sound knowledge & skills. This will enable to make a better and safe protective environment to the children’s who are in difficult circumstances

Currently, the organization is actively working in two states i.e. Delhi and Rajasthan. In Delhi, the organization runs a “Skill Development” program for marginalized children. In Rajasthan, organization provides field based intervention in the districts of Jaipur, Ajmer, Bundi and Kota. Along with field based intervention, the organization also takes up research and documentation in the area of Child Protection. In addition to this, the organization with UNICEF is implementing a project titled “Strengthening Child Protection System in Rajasthan” and also running “Railway Childline (1098)” at Jaipur Railway Junction under Integrated Child Protection Scheme.

Expanding its horizon, the organization has become a technical support agency for:-

  • Department for Child Rights (DCR), Rajasthan for the effective implementation of ICPS, POCSO Act, 2012 and JJ Act, 2015.
  • Centre for Child Protection of Sardar Patel University of Police, Security and Criminal Justice, Jodhpur for promoting child rights through academia.
  • Child Resource Centre of HCM RIPA for the effective functioning and capacity building of various stakeholders working under Juvenile Justice System.

The organization provides assistance to various departments /agencies, statutory authorities, child protection practitioners, lawyers and other concerned stakeholders for the realization of Child Rights. The organization is also engage in developing IEC material, guidelines and journal.

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