Rehabilitation and Restoration for Holistic well being

Nirmal Bhavan

Project Overview:

Nirmal Bhavan is a residential rehabilitation facility girls and women who have left the red light area ( RLA)  voluntarily as well as for girls and women living in “at risk” situation in the community. They have nowhere to go and a facility such as this provides safety and hope. This project is an extension of the outreach project in Grant road RLA which was started in 1998.

This was initially started as a Half Way Home on 1st May 2001 in a rental property in response to the needs of the women who having decided to leave the RLA desperately needed holistic support. Women who came then were mostly unwell and were sero positive.

Property:

In 2008 December the project was shifted to Oasis India’s own Property.

It is a combination of two bungalows having ground floor, first floor and a terrace having an area of 1960 sq ft. The ground floor has a lounge, education room, training room and counselling room and project office space and also small space for Mumbai Admin office and two washrooms. The first floor has two bedrooms, and two washrooms, dining space and kitchen. The dining space doubles up for small events as well. There is plenty of open space in the front yard and a big garden space on the side.

From 1999 to 2007, the facility was used as a training centre for boys rescued from the streets and ran training in tailoring, papier Mache, screen printing, electrical works etc.

In 2007 – 2008 the property was renovated with an infrastructure that had had separate space for residence and separate for education and training with an emphasis in Counselling and was called the Model After Care Home (MAH). The set up was done in collaboration with IJM.

The MAH was meant to special rehab facility for women and girls referred by the two government homes where Oasis India was working with women and girls from background of trafficking and sexual exploitation. (Priceless project from 2007- 2013)

The plan was to run Half Way Home and MAH separately. However, the two were merged and continues to function in that format to date and is called Nirmal Bhavan- House of Purity.

Having been in existence for past 20 years, the project has housed over a 230 women who have not just received shelter but have moved on from a life of brokenness to wholeness.

The programme:

The programme ensures “that women and girls from backgrounds of commercial sexual exploitation or trafficking gain a level of healing, as well as social, personal, emotional and work related skills that enable them to take up employment of their choice and to be able to live within community.”

Life at NB provides an experience that helps the women thrive and make choices under guidance of the counsellor and trainers. They get some space for themselves, timely meals, facility for hygiene, timely medical consultation and health care, friendships with people who genuinely care about them and an opportunity to reflect and make choices for the future rather than just being told.

The Learning and Livelihoods programme is set up to help the women to rediscover their own value and potential through Personal Development Course. This is an integrated course involving personal development skills, cognitive and creative skills, basic education, health awareness and counselling sessions.  Alongside they also learn Hindi Literacy and for those who are interested, even spoken and basic written English so that they can eventually move into independent living and lead stable lives.

The extension of Nirmal Bhavan is a Group Home where women who have been placed in job live in shared accommodation and are responsible for themselves in every way. They contribute towards the rent, other utility bills and eventually are established in the context of a normal society.

The Rehab home activities includes:

  • Counselling
  • Health Care
  • Education and Livelihood Training
  • Sports
  • Reintegration / Job placements
  • Community involvement

Dear Partners & Supporters,

 Greetings from Oasis India!

I would like to wish you and your family a Merry Christmas and A Happy New Year! As we step in 2022, we thank you for what you have helped us accomplish this past year.

Oasis India has accomplished 27 successful years of empowering women and children in India. I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for the wonderful support and partnership that we have shared over the years. Even though we faced a great global distress in the past years, we have come out stronger. As we begin celebrating this season of joy and peace, I would like to thank you for your support and love towards Oasis India.

My sincere appreciation to the Board (Committee of Management) for their guidance and a special thank you to our funding partners. We are very grateful to our institutional donors, Mukthi Bike Challenge network & riders, volunteers, sponsors, donors, 500 club donors, community partners and everyone who has continued to support our work through donations, volunteering and professional services. You all make us who we are and we will never lose sight of that. Our teams in the field who work directly with the beneficiaries have gone above and beyond their call of duty in 2021 and have left me so deeply humbled by their self-sacrificing efforts and commitment.

You will be delighted to know that in 2021, we have received our Platinum certification from GuideStar India for one year. That makes Oasis India one of the selected 100 non-profits attaining the highest Transparency and Quality Standards. We are on track, making all necessary arrangements for our FCRA renewal. We have also received 12AB and 80G renewal for the year. Our biggest accomplishment this year has been the successful launch of our new hub at North East in Churachandpur, Manipur to help families in alternative skill training and holistic development of children, leading to a developed and socially conscious community. Mukthi Bike Challenge 2021 was nothing short of amazing and the different editions in the various cities and countries helped us to get the word out about human trafficking to people around the globe.

Thank you all for supporting the work of Oasis India and helping us make a difference in our community. Your dedication is what inspires each and every one of us. This season, I wish you all the best and success in life as we head towards 2022! Be blessed.

With Regards,
Mangneo Lhungdim
Executive Director
Oasis India