Vibha and CORP
The Community Outreach Program (CORP) provides direct services to help children living in poverty and dying of hunger, malnutrition or preventable diseases. The program also supports the children of commercial sex workers and differently abled children neglected by their families who are exposed to several risks.
The program caters to children in the age group of 3 to 14 years and follows a proactive community intervention model in which the family, community and government are all partners in creating sustainable social change. After-school programs, night shelters, motivational counselling, facilitation of school supplies and mid-day meals are all part of CORP’s 360-degree approach
By funding and mentoring CORP India, Vibha ensures that children do not miss the opportunity of getting meaningful education, healthcare and social inclusion because of their socio-economic status.
Project location: Mumbai and Thane, Maharashtra, India
Number of children supported (till 2019): 436
Annual Budget provided (2019): $33,637
How CORP changed Rashmita’s future
Rashmita was born in hard circumstances, where every day was a struggle to survive. Education, healthcare, and dreams for a better future were out of reach and were mere words. This was her situation in 2001.
Fortunately for her, CORP supported by Vibha stepped in and admitted her to the center’s crèche. She was later moved to a Balwadi and then mainstreamed into a Government School. CORP supported her throughout by providing supplemental study classes and mid-day meals. Fifteen years later, Rashmita was going stronger than ever. She completed her SSC with 85% marks and was looking forward to higher studies.