A role model for the girls in her community

6 months ago, Sneha’s life was turned upside down when her father passed away. Therewas a belief in the community that as soon as a girl’s father passes away, the girl has to be married within a year or has to wait for the next 3 years. Sneha’s family decided that they cannot continue her education and have to get her married.

After her wedding, Sneha moved to Pune with her husband. As time passed, her husband became physically and verbally abusive. Sneha was also pregnant, experiencing torment every day from the hands of the one who promised to protect her. She says, “I, somehow gathered all my strength to come back to Mumbai and I told my parents everything.” Sneha now lives with her elder sister and their family. This is when Sneha found out about our Assistant Nursing training. Life skills and one on one counselling helped her navigate through a lot of emotional and family issues that she was facing.

Sneha is growing to become mentally strong every day. She says, “No one has to feed me.I have learnt to take care of myself. I am very grateful for the new skill training which helps me to be independent. Every girl should receive a training like this and should be employed.”
Sneha is also a change agent In her community influencing people to join the training. Skill training like this is a saving grace for many like Sneha who come from trauma and abuse.It helps them turn their life around for good.

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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