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Not just a success story but a concept of change

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I personally dont believe in the word NGO or in the concept of Aashansh standing out as an NGO and competing with the worldwide organisation outside but have to do as world demands it. People keep asking whats new about Aashansh as compared to others. Is it even necessary to stand out in the crowd to make change happen?

Aashansh is just a name and beneath lies the real concept of change which few of the NGO's truly want to make it happen. One such concept changed one life at Aashansh at worli community of street dwellers and trust me, the life of entire family changed.


Name: Murli Kharvi

Age: 21years

City: Mumbai

Murli Kharvi was born and brought up in Mumbai. Murli has studied up to 2nd Grade. He later joined a night school to complete his school education. Murli regularly attends a Youth Program conducted by Aashansh on Sundays and he has been one of the most promising guys from the community. He is now serving as a facilitator in an organization in Mumbai and soon would be signing as one of the trustees of the organization.

Murli is today mentored by one of Aashansh’s amazing mentors; Mr. Narayan Jaisingh. He is currently working as facilitator and serving as community leader in the community Aashansh works with. He is currently sees as ‘Murli bhaiya’ and not a local bully.


Earlier Life

Murli studied up to 2nd grade and later on got him-self enrolled into a Night school and gave his 10 th Grade examination in 2014 -15. He stays with his family on pavement of Worli. He used to consume gutka, alcohol and smoke too with his friends!

He never attended a proper schooling post 2nd grade and hence his parents made him discontinue his school. His mother sells Indian spices and is not just enough to feed a family of 12 people. His father is alcoholic and most of the time stays unemployed. Looking at the situation of Family, he started working as housekeeping in a company near to his place. He just wanted to provide financial support to his family.

Whenever there use to be Aashansh session happening on street by Ramesh while Ramesh was struggling to set up the organization, he use to bully around and try to disturb the class. He was very mischievous. His friends were and are serious drug addicts, consume alcohol and gutka. They all are either employed as a housekeeping or keep looking for entry level jobs and stay non committed to the jobs.

 Miracle that happened which changed his life completely:

Aashansh foundation started a “YOUTH PROGRAM” to support the boys from the community and get a change in their life, be self-reliant and inspire others in the community for similar desire to make change happen. This program was started with a simple aim to help the youth of the community to make their life better and be a better person. Initially in the Youth program there were only 5 boys, who really wanted to change their life and Murli was one of those 5 Boys. As the days past away the strength shoot up to 15 youths who sincerely wanted to change their life and be a change for the society.

Murli enrolled himself in a night school in Worli. He use to travel to sub urban Mumbai get guided by his Mentor Riya and seek fruitful help in school studies on weekends.

Despite of his own busy schedule he managed mentorship, work, family, school, self-study and Youth Program.

He could experience a change in himself by attending the YOUTH PROGRAM regularly. All he could think was about studies and dreaming about being in an office and having a laptop to work on. During initial days of him getting himself change, he found himself so confusing. He did not understand what was he doing and his change was painful for him due to him mental status. He somehow appeared for 10th grade exams and he is positive about results. 

Murli’s Dream

Murli’s dream is to become a professional have his own office space and have a spacious apartment in Mumbai. He wants to help his peer and other people in the community to change their life too the way he changed his life.

Currently Murli is working with an organization as a facilitator and will soon be one of the trustees in same organization. His siblings, friends and other people in the community see him as an inspiration. He will be soon moving out Pavement and rent a small house for his family.

Murli is an inspiration to his younger brother and sister today and because he has taken responsible control over his siblings, they also are super dedicated to change their life and Aashansh is just being with them to nurture their dreams and help them make it into reality.

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We are surely excited to bring one more story next week but we expect some excitement from your end also to support the concept of change. Do get in touch with us you lovely people if you wish to see Aashansh creating more stories in short span of long run. We are currently working with 15 youth and 40 children and envision to reach out to 50 youth and 100 children by the end of 2016.

Special thanks to all beautiful people who stood by Aashansh and were with Aashansh even at times of our down and when we made mistakes. We are hungry for more change.


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Aashansh is a non-profit organisation with a mission to provide children from underprivileged communities in India with the confidence and knowledge to unlock the door to social mobility, through weekly mentorship sessions and an experiential education programme.

Aashansh is currently working with 40 children, aged 6-18, in a street community in Worli. From our centre at Century Bazaar, we teach nearly 250 sessions a year. Combined with 50 mentorship sessions, this comes to 600 hours of interaction with each Aashansh child a year.


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