Dr. A. V. Baliga Memorial Trust founded by Bharat Ratna Aruna Asaf Ali is a non-profit organization operating its diversified activities in slums and resettlement colonies of National Capital Territory of Delhi and performing various developmental activities comprising education, women’s empowerment livelihood promotion, child rights and protection, health and sanitation for over five decades. Since 1968, the Trust has emerged as a multi-disciplinary organization and focuses on marginalized and disadvantaged people belonging to socio-economically weaker sections of the society especially children, youth and women for their socio-economic rehabilitation. After relentless effort for over four decades towards the betterment of the less privileged community, the Trust has now accelerated its developmental drive to reach more and more unreached untouched people, but with a commitment to adhere to the values and standard set by the organization. Accountability, Transparency and Commitment is an integral part of our development process. Baliga Trust in its indomitable style performed, achieved and contributed to a peaceful, just and friendly society through its pursuits in the sphere of development and liberation.


To endeavor to bring about a secular nationally integrated egalitarian society empowering the disadvantaged through education, awareness and employment opportunities.


To break down barriers of negativity in religion, caste and gender.  Education for all, Universalization of elementary education, ensuring the child rights. A secular society in learning and living environment, more employment through focused awareness programs and empowered women.


To create a democratic, non violent, classless society without any discrimination of caste, gender, age, religion, class and race through involving Government, Non Government and Other developmental agencies.

Core values: The values of secularism, national integration and peace pervade all activities of the Trust. Accountability, Transparency and Commitment is an integral part of our development process.

Our Major Thrusts:

  • Education: The education program consists of five types of interventions – Learning Centers (Bridge course) and Balwadies for preparing out of school children to mainstream them into regular schools, Remedial Classes for retention of children, particularly the girl child in schools, Continuing education Centers (including adult literacy) and Condensed Course Centers for young drop-out girls who yearn to get a formal certification for secondary and higher secondary education. Cluster Resource Center supplements the effort of above mentioned education centers.
  • Child Rights: Child Centered Community Development Program – with right based approach towards ensuring the major rights –survival, protection, participation and development of children. Campaigns included Chuppi Todo – Campaign Against Child Sexual Abuse, Campaign Against Child Labour, Because I am a Girl Campaign/Safer Cities for Girls, Right to Education Campaign.
  • Health, Water, Environment and Sanitation: Advocacy, awareness, capacity building, linkages, networking and service delivery as integral part of the intervention. Emphasis on preventive, promotive & curative measures and population education. Bringing Health Care to Doorsteps and Young Health Program apart from Child Centered Community Development program are the major projects in action to bridge the gaps of Health services in under privileged unreached areas. Community and Children Groups such as Cohesive Community Action Groups, Slum Health and Sanitation Team WES monitoring Committee of School children are major stakeholders, while a new band of Community Health Volunteers proved to be backbone of health intervention program.
  • Women’s Empowerment, Financial Inclusion, Mahila Panchayat, and Skill development – Activities and Projects like Banking on Change, Federation of 18000 women named as Sakhi Sangam, Gender Resource Center, Women solidarity Groups, Self Help Groups, Vocational and Job Oriented Training programs, Income Generation Activities, Financial Inclusion, Finance Literacy, Cooperative Society is done with the aim of empowering women by providing skill enhancement as part of an overall holistic development program as well as adult and continuing education. Mahila Panchayat in association with Delhi Commission for women reaching thousands of women in 12 Blocks of Mangolpuri in North West District of Delhi.
  • Family counseling and legal literacy: Providing counseling and legal support to needy women of the disadvantaged communities backed by awareness camps.
  • Art and Craft: providing training and promoting conventional arts.

The values of secularism, national integration and peace pervade all activities of the Trust.

The blending of right based and need based approaches is visible in our intervention. These reflect a resolute focus on our commitment to make a difference in the society.

Our major strategies have been advocacy, awareness, capacity building, networking, linkages and service delivery.

Geographical Area:  Baliga Trust works in Resettlement, slums and Kachchi colonies of Mangolpuri, Sultanpuri in North west District while Bheem Nagar, Nangloi, Nihal Vihar, Prem Nagar Kiradi, Jwalapuri, Udyog Nagar and  Khyala and  Meerabag in West District, Narela and Holambikalan in North District, Okhla in South East District and in New Zafrabad in East District of Delhi.

Some achievements at a glance

Adult Literacy and Continuing Education: Over 20,000 women made literate over the years.

Mainstreaming and retention of out of school children: Over 18,000 out of school children enrolled into regular schools.

Ensured retention of over 10,000 at risk school going children.

Financial Inclusion/Banking on Change, Skill enhancement and income generation for under privileged women and youth: Over 18000 under privileged women organized in Self Help group out of which over 7000 women engaged in income generation program over the years. Also, over 2500 youth were placed in regular jobs.

 Chuppi Todo – Campaign against Child Sexual Abuse: The innovative advocacy program’s aim was to address the issue of child protection especially against Child sexual abuse. It Reached over ten million people through live media, TV spots, 95.0 FM Radio, screening of film – Chuppi Todo.

Sensitization of Police Personnel for child protection: Over 5000 Police personnel at Police Station level were sensitized on Juvenile Justice Act and POCSO Act in a period of three years. The Trust also serves as a resource agency for Outer District to train and sensitize Police Personnel.

Reaching unreached through Mobile health Unit: Over 1, 00,000 under privileged patients especially women and children were benefitted in a period of three years through static Health Clinics and Mobile Health Van.

Campaigns and Networks: Dr. A.V. Baliga Memorial Trust is part of many campaigns focusing on the protection and promotion of child rights, health, gender sensitiveness and education. Some of important campaigns are as follows:

  • Campaign against Child Labour (CACL) – At present Baliga Trust is the Convener of National Advocacy Unit of the campaign. The campaign has the objective to eradicate child labour completely from India.
  • NEENV – It is the Delhi chapter of network Delhi Forces. Baliga Trust is the member of the Steering Committee of the network. The network is focus on the issues related to the children of 0 to 6 years of age group.
  • Chuppi Todo – This is the campaign against the child sexual abuse. Baliga Trust along with Plan India and Delhi Commission for Protection of Child Rights implemented this campaign. Over 24 NGOs participated in this campaign. It reached over ten million people through radio, television and direct interaction.
  • RTE Forum – The forum is working on the implementation and gaps of the RTE act. Baliga Trust is a member of the forum.


List of ongoing Projects

No Name of the Project Particular Funding Source Location
1 E Learning Center – PSMABD-Dachser-Ind-20-21 Skill for Employability for 110 youth Terre Des Hommes, Germany, India Program Mangolpuri and HolambiKalan
2 Advocacy Against Child Labor Child labour free India Campaign Across the Country
3 Remedial Education Centres For retention of 100 children in regular school Terre Des Hommes, Germany, India Program Holambikalan
4 UNNATI Skill Center Training of 200 youth every year for granted Employment UNNATI Skill Center and ESSEL Social Welfare Foundation Jogabai, Okhla
5 Integrated Remedial Learning Centres and Balwadi For retention of 750 children in regular school ESSEL Social Welfare Foundation Mangolpuri , Holambikalan and Narela
6 SMART Centre + Digital Marketing Skill & Employability for 240 youth Tech Mahindra Foundation Jamia Nagar
7 Quality Employment with World Skill University, DSEU Govt of Delhi, 300 youth for quality employment Tech Mahindra Foundation – Delhi Skill and Entrepreneurship University, Shakkarpur.

Tech Mahindra

Smart Centre + Banking Course

Skill & Employability for 240 youth Tech Mahindra Foundation Vijay Nagar, Ghaziabad
9 Social change through social enterprise: Community women produce Sanitary Napkin Health hygiene for over 18,000 women VIREN Investment P. Ltd Sultanpuri and Mangolpuri
10 Mahila Panchayat Addressing domestic violence issues Delhi Commission for Women Mangolpuri
11 Family Counseling Centre Addressing domestic violence issues Delhi Social Welfare Board Mangolpuri
12 National Urban Livelihood Mission (NULM) and SMID Formation and function of SHGs Govt. of NCT of Delhi Mangolpuri
13 School for Democracy – Lakshita’s Fellowship Constitutional Values with Youth MKSS Mangolpuri and Okhla
14 MAITRI Mainstreaming of 12000 Out of School Girls in the age group of 7-14 years. EDUCATE GIRLS Katihar, Bihar
15 Empowering women through Self Help and Solidarity Groups Formation and function of 100 SHGs S A Group India Mangolpuri
16 Preventing Child labour and Protecting Child Rights of children in Work Supporting 1500 children and their families for getting them enrolled and retain in school through 12 MACs Azim Premji Philanthropic Initiative Mangolpuri
17 Ending worst forms of Child Labour in Mica mining Raising Awareness and advocacy with various stakeholders and strengthening CACL for eradication of child labor in Bihar and Jharkhand BMZ, TDH Germany India Program Bihar and Jharkhand
18 Quality Education through Remedial Education Centres 10 Remedial Education Centers for 500 Children at risk to be dropped out Bani Jagtiani Trust Holambikalan and Narela


Our History

The Early Years of the Trust

Concerned with the economic, social and political marginalisation of the urban poor, the Trust started with delivering basic health and education services to the communities residing in the slum clusters of Delhi. Initially providing medical aid to deserving cases, the service grew into a full-fledged free medical clinic, operating from Link house and in Mangolpuri, Dakshinpuri and Trans-yamuna area. The Trust also worked on prevention of blindness among children and set up weekly eye clinics in Mangolpuri, Sarai Kale Khan and Mehrauli. In its initial days, the organisation offered scholarships to children from its project areas for primary, secondary and vocational studies.  The scholarships were particularly targeted towards children with a high potential of dropping out of school. Till 1989 the Trust was running adult literacy and vocational training centres  in Dakshinpuri, Khanpur, Sarai Kale Khan, Nathupura and Burari.

With a project of 300 adult literacy centres funded  by the Ministry of Human Resource Development in Mangolpuri, over 20,000 adults were made functionally literate and many of them have been taken to the advanced level of literacy through the Continuing Education programmes.


The Trust is currently running a Gender Resource Centre in Mangolpuri Resettlement Colony for poverty alleviation and empowerment of women.

Networks, Technical Alliances and Collaborations 

Dr.A.V.Baliga Memorial Trust is active member of the following networks: –

  • CAMPAIGN AGAINST CHILD LABOUR – DELHI (Co -convener and hosts the Secretariat).
  • Delhi State Co-operative Societies
  • State Resource Center, Jamia Millia Islamia, Delhi
  • Member – Executive Committee – Sarv Shiksha Abhiyan, Delhi
  • PAC – DIET, Dariaganj, Delhi

The Trust has had the privilege of partnership with the following organizations:

  • HPS Social Welfare Foundation.
  • Integrated Village Development Trust, U.K.
  • Ministry of HRD, Govt. of India.
  • Directorate of Education, Delhi.
  • Delhi Commission for Women
  • Delhi Social Welfare Advisory Board.
  • Central Social Welfare Board
  • Directorate of Social Welfare
  • State Resource Centre, Jamia Millia Islamia
  • National Institute of Urban Affairs.
  • Rajiv Gandhi Foundation.
  • Concern India Foundation.
  • Delhi Commission for Women.
  • Reach India (USAID)
  • Terre des Hommes –(Germany) India Program
  • Penguin Books India Ltd.
  • Isle of Man, U.K.
  • Plan India
  • Save the Children – Bal Raksha Bharat
  • Tech Mahindra Foundation


To endeavour to bring about a secular nationally integrated egalitarian society empowering the disadvantaged through education, awareness and employment opportunities.

Our Mission

To break down barriers of negativity in religion, caste and gender.  Education for all, Universalization of elementary education, ensuring the child rights. A secular society in learning and living environment, more employment through focused awareness programs and empowered women.

Board of Trustees

S.No. Name Designation Occupation
1 Smt. Binoo Sen (Retired IAS) President Former Secretary, Govt. of India
2 Dr. Varsha Das Trustee Writer & Academician, Former Director, National Book Trust
3 Smt. Ranjana Ray Member/Secretary Social Worker
4 Smt. Amarjeet Kaur Trustee Advocate and  Activist
5 Sh. Samiur Rehman Treasurer Executive Director, The Hope Project
6 Dr. Koninika Ray Trustee Social Activist
7  Sh. Ashok Kumar (EX – Officio) Trustee Executive Director

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