What we do
Urmul has been working towards strengthening the status of the child in the society. It understands the onus on progression and development lies on children and all efforts need to be focused on these founding pillars of the society.
#MyLifeAt15 celebrates the dreams and ambitions we hold at the age of 15 in support of every girl having the opportunity to achieve hers, without child marriage holding her back.
Desert life and Crafts
In its initial stage of working on health, with an agenda of complementing the dairy’s activities, Urmul Trust team did not have any idea that it would soon need to shift its focus from health care to income generation.
The Balika Shivir or the Shivir (the commonly used names for the Balika Shikshan Shivir or Girls’ Education Camp) was a six-month residential education program for girls between the ages of 10-17 years who had dropped-out of school.
With an undying faith in people’s capacities and their understanding of progress and development, Urmul has been innovating means and ways of redefining survival and its realities in the desert. The focus is on the vulnerable and marginal sections of the society- women and children. Through health, livelihoods, education, governance and advocacy interventions, Urmul has been actively working in the desert since 1987. Following a decentralised approach- more than eight organisations have now off-shot in different areas in the region, thematically specializing in their activities, with a common and unifying agenda- adaptive and deep-rooted development.