What We Do

Aman Vedika Activities

Our Organization, AMAN VEDIKA, was incorporated on 05.05.2017 as a Society with the Registrar of Societies, Government of Telangana, and has since, taken up wide range of initiatives and collaborated with many credible civil society platforms/organizations, Collaboration with government and Civil society networks, organizations and individuals has been a key approach in all direct interventions of Aman Vedika, such as 

Gender Rights Awareness:

The Aman Vedika team has been instrumental in getting several civil society groups in the state to come together as a coalition to focus society’s attention on gender-based violence through the ’16 days of Activism’ campaign, reaching its message to at least 2 lakh men and women in the state in 5 years. Since this campaign also addressed men as a key strategy to break their silence over gender-based violence, organizations with men in key roles were also roped in to take active part. One of the important activities of this campaign was the Central Govt’s flagship program ‘Beti Bachao, Beti Padao’ , effectively used to identify a total of nearly 250 plus girls at risk and out of school, and arranged for care and education in homes and hostels in and around the twin cities.

Aman Vedika’s response during the COVID 19 pandemic :

In response to the pandemic, Aman Vedika members ran a community kitchen providing 600 meals to homeless people and daily wage workers per day for a month. Our volunteers mobilised and distributed food packets to at least 300 homeless people per day through out the lockdown and for an extra month after that. With the support of Azim Premji Foundation, Aman Vedika was able to mobilise nearly 2lakh people in 75 slum areas to get vaccinated, apart from providing vital support to doctors and nurses. 

Shelter Homes:

Aman Vedika has several years of experience in identifying and persuading homeless people to come off the street and live in dignified shelters and take up dignified jobs. It has been running and maintaining 4 shelter homes and handling different categories of shelter less people. This Activity is undertaken by us in collaboration with the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation(GHMC) supported by the Government of Telangana. At present we are having 1 Shelter Home for Homeless women and 3 Shelter Homes for Homeless men (1 at RK Puram, and 2 at Begumpet) out of which 1 Shelter Home at Begumpet has been designated by us for the recovery of homeless patients.

Campaign for Citizens’ Shelters (C4CS):

As many as 20 organisations in Hyderabad were persuaded to come together to form a network to promote the rights of homeless people, and to press for the implementation of the apex court guidelines regarding homeless populations. Currently, 10 of these groups ae running 12 shelter homes under the same banner.

Peace Education Network:

Nearly 85 organisations in the united state were persuaded to form a network to sensitise teachers and officials against corporal punishment. Workshops were conducted exclusively for Govt teachers in collaboration with Hum Hindustani and the Dist Edu Dept to promote fun learning without punishment.

Azad Reading Room: Managing a community library movement.

Fun Centres for out of school and working children:

Responding to the appeal of the dist admin to collaborate in ending child labour, Aman Vedika ran 3 fun centres for 6 months in areas where out of school children are found, where they could come for a short time for some food and fun activities. During this period, they would be motivated to go to school.

Our experienced, sensitive and continuously innovating team of Social Mobilisers reaches not only children, but also homeless adults. They have established networks of sensitive people from different walks of life including porters, vendors, Railway police, Railway staff, shop keepers and like-minded organizations in Railways stations, bus stands, slums, locations of migrant families etc.

Apart from these, Aman Vedika is also part of :

  • Network for Protection of Child Rights: along with 12 other organisations working for child rights, Aman Vedika is a member of this forum that conducts ‘street presence’ every month to identify children on the street and link them to children’s homes.