ANK is a non-governmental and non-profit making organization (NGO) based and working in Delhi, NCR, rural areas of Bihar in India.
ANK is a Hindi word which means "Digit" in English. The journey of ANK as a registered NGO began in 2004. ANK was established by like-minded people to provide education to the underprivileged children, to build better lively hood opportunities for the rural and underprivileged urban youth, to enrich quality health services for adolescent girls and women.
The thought process behind ANK is that quality education is the only medium that can improve the living standards of the poor people. It is the most powerful tool, which can equip them to make informed and intelligent choices about their lives and future. ANK believes that education is the only weapon to fight poverty and truly empower the children who tomorrow will be the face of India. ANK seeks to achieve a better tomorrow through the medium of | read more
ANKrecognises that education gives a new lease of life to empower individuals to make informed choices and opens new possibilities and opportunities for themselves. Everything that ANK does is focused on turning our beliefs into a tangible reality.
ANK has a very comprehensive education program that focuses on the developmental age of children and on the socio-economic milieu under which they exist. The philosophy of our organization is based on the belief that each child deserves an equal opportunity for holistic development. By making the child educated, we not only aim to bring positive changes in the lives of his/her immediate family, but also to the larger society.
For us, each child is special. Each person involved in community mobilisation for our projects is asked to select a child for enrolment with a very valid reason, which has to be discussed with the team before finalisation. This is to ensure that the most needy children are addressed by us. Each of our students have a story behind them. | read more
All children do not have the same learning ability of learning method. But it is very difficult for a teacher teaching a class of often more than 50 children to pay individual efforts to the learning of each child. That is where, ANK as an NGO focused on imparting education through remedial classes.
Not only do we try to teach our mainstreamed children as extended support for a year in our post school remedial classes, but also work very closely with the local government schools in our areas to identify students who need to strengthen their learning and are at a risk of dropping out of the schools.
Using student friendly techniques each child coming to our remedial classes gets the individual attention that they need. To add to this they receive support in completing their unfinished tasks from school too. | read more
The youth comprises over one-third of the Indian population which in turn constitutes a major part of the labour force of the country. The number of underprivileged youth in India who lacks education and proper guidance is humungous.
It is not their lack of knowledge that is the reason for this. It is because they do not possess the right skills and attitude. It is crucial for the energy of the underprivileged youth to be channelized properly with proper direction and learning to aid in their economic growth and make them contribute to nation building. | read more
Health Programs at Ank
India faces the twin epidemic of continuing/emerging infectious diseases as well as chronic degenerative diseases. The former is related to poor implementation of the public health programs, and the latter to demographic transition with increase in life expectancy.
Economic deprivation in a large segment of population results in poor access to health care.Poor educational status leads to non-utilization of scanty health services and increase in avoidable risk factors. | read more